Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 4, 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.


  • Beware: Bed bugs can strike anywhere

    It’s been a while since I have written one of my occasional columns, but now that it appears my long domestic nightmare is over, I sit down to write this one as a public service announcement.

    I have been fighting the battle of the bed bugs. Yes, bed bugs. How or where did I get them?  The movies? Restaurants? Waiting rooms at the doctors’ offices or hospital?  Who knows, but I had them.

  • The death of bin Laden will not bring back our natural sense of security

    It was a long time coming — almost 10 years — but a key objective in the U.S. War on Terror has been accomplished.

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

    In a precision strike, U.S. special forces moved in on a mansion in a compound in Pakistan. Some 40 minutes later. the leader of al-Qaida was dead.

    President Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night telling us that “justice has been done.”

    This has to be good news to anyone who lost a loved one in any of the attacks that came on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Carrollton to celebrate Arbor Day May 9

    On May 9 at 11:30 a.m. the City of Carrollton will be recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Carrollton has earned this national designation for 18 years. The program will be held at the small park where Highland Avenue and Park Avenue meet.

  • Hanover woman dies in fatal collision on Hwy. 36

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday, April 29 in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind. woman.

    Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near the 5000 block of state Hwy. 36 and hit an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on. Kaltenbacher, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.

    The victim was restrained during the collision. The two passengers of the commercial vehicle involved in the collision were uninjured.

  • May 13 ceremony to honor two fallen Carrollton police officers

    Two fallen officers who once served the City of Carrollton and Carroll County will be honored May 13 in a public ceremony as part of National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Week.

    Carrollton Police Chief Ronnie C. Carter, who was 23 years old and served as acting chief for just one week before his death, was killed in an accident at a service station. The former chief was crushed by a vehicle and died instantly on April 8, 1969.

  • Panther royalty: Glauber, Wheeler queen and king
  • Fire briefs - Week of May 4, 2011

    Four juveniles involved in alleged arson at vacant warehouse

    Four Carrollton juveniles were cited to court and released to their parents after admitting to their involvement in a structure fire at a vacant warehouse Friday.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said a 13-year-old male was charged with arson, and a 17-year-old female, a 15-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were charged with complicity to arson, second degree. He said he did not think the incident was a willful destruction of property by the juveniles.

  • Worthville trailer a ‘total loss’ after fire

    Two Worthville residents lost their home Monday in a trailer fire, while the two neighboring trailers sustained siding damage from the heat.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded on a mutual aid run to 10 Faith Street, the home of Kenny and Linda Harris. Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded to provide additional water and personnel, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • High water closes roads, work begins to fix Mound Hill

    Several local roads remain closed due to high water and another is only open to limited traffic during the day as it undergoes repairs to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain.

    At press time Tuesday, county officials said Happy Hollow Lane, Second Street in Carrollton, and Notch Lick, Old Gilgal and Sheehan roads were closed due to high water. This came after the area received another 3.28 inches between Sunday and Tuesday at noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet station near Arkema.