Today's News

  • New Kentucky student assessment test: Prepare to be confused


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    More than 500,000 Kentucky public school students will take the state’s new K-Prep test for the first time this spring, and educators are concerned that the results could leave many families confused and concerned.

    The new test was mandated under Senate Bill 1, the 2009 reform package that the General Assembly passed to strengthen Kentucky’s public education system.

  • Former CCDC prisoner to serve time after recent illegal alien conviction

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jointly announced today that an illegal alien, previously convicted of an aggravated felony, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 17 to 71 months in prison for illegally entering the U.S. a second time.

    Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Meija 29, was discovered as an illegal alien after he was serving time in the Carroll County Detention Center in July of 2011.

    Gonzalez-Meija’s previous conviction of rape in Henry County, Ky. in 2006 enhanced the federal prison sentence he received Tuesday.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 1, 2012

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.


  • Sheriff’s Office looking for alleged automobile thief

    A man who took advantage of distracted employees at the Carroll County Super 8 Motel allegedly stole an automobile belonging to one of the hotel’s workers.

    The man, whose identity is not known, came to the hotel and asked to use the phone on Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Employees let him use the phone and, after he was done, he noticed a woman had left her car keys on the desk, according to the sheriff’s office. The man is caught on videotape walking around the hotel counter and taking the keys.

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  • Alleged shoplifter caught at Walmart

    An alleged shoplifter from Walmart was chased by a customer and apprehended by law enforcement on Monday, Jan. 23.

    A representative from Walmart reported the alleged shoplifter to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:30 a.m. At the same time, a customer noticed the accused shoplifter leaving the store and followed the suspect, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The individual gave a description of the shoplifter and a location.

  • Need For Speed
  • Truck driver dies on I-71

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 responded to a fatal collision Friday, Jan. 27 at 2:32 a.m. in Carroll County.

    The investigation showed that Lokey Shorter Sr., 63, from Trotwood, Ohio, was traveling north on I-71 at the 38 mile marker in a tractor-trailer, according to a news release from KSP. While switching lanes, state police say Shorter lost control of the tractor-trailer causing it to turn onto its side.