Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Dec. 14, 2011

    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.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 7-8, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Butler Lake fluctuates to prepare for repairs

    Levels on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park have been up and down lately, as workers try to draw it down to make repairs to a valve on the dam.

    But the weather hasn’t been cooperating. Workers lower the lake levels and then heavy rains over the past two weeks have refilled the lake, just for it to be drawn down again.

    Park Manager Jim Cooper said workers need to get the water level below the gate on the dam, where they are checking it as part of routine maintenance. While they are at it, he said they will be repairing a faulty valve.

  • Council turns down EIP funding request

    Carrollton City Council officially voted to not grant money to an Enterprise Incentive Program applicant.

    After a lengthy discussion, council voted 6-0 not to give Nu Wave Barbershop owner Tara McArter EIP funding for her building improvements because the work was performed after the application was submitted.

    Mayor Gene McMurry had previously tabled the issue because he wanted to talk to Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook in more detail about when the application was submitted.

  • Skills on Display
  • About 200 animals confiscated

    Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday, Dec. 12, seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being held in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Have you met ... Karen Pribble

    Karen Pribble does not know a stranger. If you have made a late-night trip to Carrollton’s Walmart in the last few years, she probably greeted you at the front door or in the checkout lane with a friendly smile and a “How are you?”

  • Fired teacher’s sex abuse charges sent to grand jury

    Sex abuse charges against a former Carroll County teacher have been bound over to the grand jury following a hearing in Carroll County District Court Thursday.

    Following a limited hearing in District Court Nov. 8, Judge Elizabeth Chandler found there was sufficient evidence to bind John F. Jones IV over to a grand jury on sex abuse charges.

  • Questions remain after Bedford shooting

    A Carroll County man is recuperating in a Louisville hospital from a gunshot wound sustained at a residence south of Bedford late Saturday.

    The Kentucky State Police said in a news release that dispatchers from Post 5 in Campbellsburg received 911 calls at 11:24 p.m. reporting that a man had been shot at a residence on Harley Lane. Upon arrival at 617 Harley Lane, troopers found the victim, 29-year-old Timothy Kurtz, of Ghent, with a gunshot wound in the abdomen.

  • Company seeks more barges at Carrollton River Terminal facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments on proposed changes to a permit for the Carrollton River Terminal, located .7 miles south of the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers.

    The terminal, a storage facility for liquid asphalt, seeks to increase barge unloadings from three per year to six, and allow them to unload any day. Currently, the terminal can only receive barges Monday through Friday. The permit change notice states that barges would not unload during events that take place on the Kentucky River or on summer holidays.

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