Today's News

  • 6 states target distracted drivers

    FRANKFORT — An unprecedented number of  distracted driving citations were issued June 20-26, during a multi-agency enforcement campaign called the “Six State Trooper Project.”

    Kentucky State Police joined forces with state police agencies from Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana on major interstates. A total of nearly 2,000 citations were handed out for infractions including texting or using a cell phone while behind the wheel and for reckless or careless driving.

  • Foggy conditions contribute to fatal wreck on Hwy. 36 West

    A fatal accident just after 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, about a mile east of the Milton city limits, blocked traffic on Hwy. 36 West for several hours.

    A Kentucky State Police news release stated that Jennifer Lundergan, 21, of Huntingburg, Ind., attempted to pass another vehicle as she traveled toward Milton in foggy conditions. Lundergan’s minivan struck an SUV headed toward Carrollton head on, sending both vehicles into an embankment on the south side of the road near the Richwood Plantation.

  • Chamber banquet offers food, fun and networking

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards and recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 14, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

    Chamber of Commerce President Mark Smith said the banquet is one of the organization’s premiere events.

    “It’s been a signature event for Chamber for a long time,” Smith said.

    He gave credit for the event’s success in recent years to banquet committee chairwoman Michelle Goff.

  • Miller seeks zoning change to move car lot

    Supporters of a plan to put a used-car lot on the northeast corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue went before the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission during a public hearing Monday night, Aug. 4.

    Longtime businessman Dean Miller, who owns Miller’s Auto Sales at 1305 Highland Ave., is in negotiations with officials from a company that plans to buy that property and build a grocery store.

  • Career funding aids with job training


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.

  • One man injured after motorcycle accident


    The News-Democrat Intern

    One man was injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 22, on Kings Ridge Road in Carroll County.

    Timothy Besselman, 40, of Carroll County was traveling northbound on Kings Ridge Road when a deer allegedly ran out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. Besselman hit a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle on to the roadway. The motorcycle was recovered down over a hill, Kinman said.

  • Deadline to file for fall elections Aug. 12

    With less than two weeks left until the deadline to file for local non-partisan races, only five candidates have completed the paperwork to run for the 32 positions up for grabs this fall in city races and on school board and the soil and conservation district.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday she believes people just have not realized how close it has gotten to the deadline, figuring they have been busy with other summertime activities.

  • Have you met ... Joe Vessels


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School agriculture teacher Joe Vessels recently was awarded the Kentucky Department of Conservation Teacher of the Year.

    Vessels, originally a Payneville native from Meade County, began working in Carroll County in 2007 after he was offered the agriculture teacher’s job at the high school. He said farming was engrained in him at an early age, when he lived with his parents and five brothers and sisters on a corn and soybean farm.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton