Today's News

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 15, 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.


  • Package nets additional drug citations

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office cited a Knoxville, Tenn. couple and their son for allegedly sending him packages with drugs in them.

    Carroll County Deputy J.T. Shaw said in an interview Tuesday he received a call from the son-in-law of Angie Puckett on Friday, Feb. 10. Puckett did not have Shaw’s number, but wanted to meet him or Sheriff Jamie Kinman at 1066 Hwy. 389 because there was a brown package there possibly containing narcotics, and she did not want to have anything to do with it, Shaw said.

  • Cuffed and Booked

    Many local residents awoke to pounding on their door Wednesday, Feb. 8 as officers from three law enforcement agencies set out before the break of dawn to roundup Carroll County residents indicted for selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday. As of Tuesday morning, 32 of the 36 had been arrested.

  • City eyes flood plain study

    The city of Carrollton is exploring a plan to assist about 68 property owners in removing the flood plain designation from their property.

    At Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting, Carrollton Utilities’ Terry Roach presented a $16,750 proposal from Centerfield Engineering Inc. of Crestwood to revise Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that place a corridor from south of Mason Street to Grobmeyer Avenue near Hwy. 227 in the flood plan.

  • County may prohibit the sale of synthetic marijuana

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson provided the magistrates with information on prohibiting the sale of synthetic marijuana at Carroll County Fiscal Court’s meeting Friday, Feb. 10. There is not a state law prohibiting the substances, however, House Bill 198 is currently waiting to be addressed by the 2012 Kentucky Legislative Session.

  • Trial date set for former high school teacher

    An April 30 trial date has been set in the sex abuse case against John F. Jones IV.    

    Former Carroll County High School math teacher and coach went before Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates Monday, Feb. 6, and a trial date of April 30 and a report date of April 9 was set.  The report date will be for all attorneys to confirm they are ready to go forward with the trial. 

  • Special Olympics - Feb. 8, 2012
  • C’ton woman arrested for drug-related charges

    A Carrollton woman was arrested on drug-related charges on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

    Jamie L. Harris, 43, of Carrollton was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Senate tackles bills on early graduation, special diplomas

    The Senate passed several bills this week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

    Many students feel bored with the pace of high school during their senior year. Senate Bill 86, passed with bipartisan support, helps focus our students on the higher challenges required of them. It provides an early graduation option to high school students who meet course requirements, grade point average and college readiness standards. 

  • Wild pigs, chemicals used in schools, child obesity among bills before House

    While no one can predict exactly what will pass in a regular legislative session, one constant can always be counted on: Diversity. Last week was a textbook example of that in action in the Kentucky House, with legislation ranging from wild pigs to alternative energy projects.