Local News

  • Sanders man drowns in pond

    A 70-year-old Carroll County man went missing from Valley Haven Rest Home in Sanders and was found dead in a nearby pond.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Valley Haven that resident Richard Eversole was missing from the facility. The facility conducted a search of the premises and was unable to locate him, Chief Deputy Rob Miller said in an interview Dec. 27.

  • Miller joins sheriff’s office as chief deputy

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has a new chief deputy, but he is certainly not new to law enforcement. With almost four decades of experience, Rob Miller will bring a wealth of knowledge to the department.

  • Deputy Walls graduates from police academy, eager to serve

    A year-and-a-half after being hired, Carroll County native Matt Walls is finally a full-time, trained deputy for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, fulfilling a childhood career goal.

    “I think I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement, ever since I was maybe five. That’s what my mom says anyway,” he said. He couldn’t quite put a finger on why he’s always wanted to be a police officer, but said it’s always been an interest.

  • Food pantry presents report; Ambulance bid accepted

    Food Pantry of Carroll County treasurer Bill Welty presented the annual report for the food pantry at the Fiscal Court meeting Dec. 27. The pantry served 680 families through November, and they are still working on the December totals. The 680 families served by the food pantry reached 1,857 individuals. The pantry also assisted 205 families by delivering Christmas food baskets Dec. 22.

    There are 75 faithful volunteers that help with the food pantry each month and 29 volunteers that help with the senior food distribution, Welty said.

  • Celebrating Christmas
  • Back In My Day: Gladys Beck

    Carrollton resident Gladys Mae Pollard Beck recently celebrated her 97th birthday on Christmas Eve. When you have lived that long, you have experienced most everything life can throw at you.

    She was born in Lexington, Ky., to Julius and Cyrene Mattingly and baptized at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She and her family eventually lived in Eminence. She was the oldest of the three boys and two girls.

  • Police search for subject breaking in Ghent homes

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police are searching for those responsible for breaking into homes and vehicles in Ghent leading up to Christmas.

    Carroll County Deputy Rob Miller said there were multiple break-ins Dec. 19-21, on Liberty, Main and Davis streets in Ghent. He was unsure of the number of total cases so far, as state police also is working on cases in the area.

  • End of an era, Kruizers go inactive

    After more than 25 years, Carroll County’s car club, Kentucky Kruizers, has decided to suspend its operations effective Dec. 31 due to lack of local support and growth of new members, according to Kruizers President Brent Stucker. The club made a formal announcement in a letter to the editor in this week’s News-Democrat on page four.

    Kentucky Kruizers was founded by Phil Wotring and the late Gene Kinman in about 1992. The goal of the group was the share their love of classic automobiles and to support the local community, according to the letter.

  • Taylor sworn in as CPD officer

    Darrius Taylor was sworn in as the newest Carrollton Police Department officer Dec. 13. He left for the Department of Criminal Justice Training police academy Dec. 16.

  • New Year’s activities at Gen. Butler

    Get 2019 started off with ice skating, a special breakfast and a hike–all planned at General Butler State Resort Park to welcome in the new year.

    The park in Carrollton and the Friends of Butler are hosting an “iceless” synthetic ice rink at the tennis courts Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Guests can rent skates and enjoy 90-minute skating sessions starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The cost is $10 per skater. Tickets will be sold at the front desk at the lodge. (The rink can hold up to 15 skaters per session.)