Today's News

  • Reader submitted photos of the tornado
  • New salt boxes
  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 7, 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.


  • Firefighter Andrew Stark remained on post

    Nineteen-year-old firefighter Andrew Stark watched as dark, swirling storm clouds rushed at him as he stood outside Milton Fire Station No. 2 on Friday afternoon. A number of volunteers preparing for a planned ALS fundraiser set for the following day had been in earlier but had scattered for their homes when the storm warnings sounded. Now Stark manned the station alone.


    Standing in the middle of what used to be her bedroom, Barb Long tears up as she describes the moment that passed so quickly, but left so much destruction behind.

    She and her husband, M.G., knew the tornado was coming, and “did the things we were supposed to do” to prepare.

    Just before it hit, Barb was sitting on the couch in the basement, waiting on M.G. to join her. M.G. had just closed the kitchen door leading to the garage, had turned and taken one step down the stairs when the roof blew off the stairwell and insulation fell down into his face.

  • Tornado damage around the community
  • CPD reports fewer DUI arrests, adds drug arrests to ‘11 report

    Accidents and DUI arrests in Carrollton were down in 2011, according to the Carrollton Police Department’s yearly report.

    With the addition of Officers Tim Mitchell and Tony Stigers last year, the department went on 7,979 calls for service, the most since 2005.

    There were 47 DUI arrests in 2011, a 10-year low. Chief Mike Willhoite said he attributes this to education on the part of the drivers. “They’re more aware and take better care to avoid that type of arrest.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of steel grate covers

    Seven large steel grate basin covers and a manhole cover were reported stolen by the Carroll County branch of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The items are valued at a minimum of $1,000.

    The steel items were stolen from sites along Hwy. 467 between Hwy. 227 and Worthville, according to the news release. The items are estimated to weigh 200 pounds or more.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 7, 2012

    Second listening session on March 29

    Carrollton City Council decided the second community listening session on downtown development be set for March 29. The time and location has not yet been determined.

  • Availability of medications make anti-drug effort tough

    Many people may not know that some prescription pain killers are a legal form of heroin. Local medical professionals and law enforcement say that just because they are legal does not mean they are safe or non-addicting.

    Opiate pain killers such as oxycontin, oxycodone, percocet and others have the same chemical make up as heroin, and while they work well to control pain, it is very easy to become addicted.