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Local News

  • Carroll County man dies in creek on Gilgal Road

    A Carroll County man died Dec. 21, in a creek near his home on Gilgal Road.

    Arnold Ray Smith Jr., 48, of 1426 Gilgal Road in Turners Station was at a friend’s house, located at 1453 Gilgal Road, and left between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on a three-wheeler, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. The friend’s driveway has a bridge that crosses a creek. When the friend went to check his mail Sunday morning, he found Smith submerged in the water, Arterburn said.

    KSP received a call on the incident at 8:51 the next morning.

  • Report says children face many ‘risks’ in Carroll

    A first time report ranking Kentucky counties on the well-being of its children puts Carroll County close to the bottom.

    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being.

    At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of  Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties. The Data Book shows Owen ranking 39th; Trimble, 41st; Henry, 67th; and Gallatin, 90th.

  • Ellison says goodbye to bailiff post

    After almost 16 years on the job, Devon Ellison is retiring as bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He began working for the sheriff’s office during the second week of January in 1997 for then-Sheriff Charlie Maiden. His wife, Charlotte, also worked in the sheriff’s office for 12 years, and the pair would transport prisoners together.

  • Merchants see mixed results on holiday shopping

    Results are mixed for local merchants for the just-ended Christmas shopping season.

    At some stores in Carrollton, shoppers started later than usual. Other business owners say they saw steady traffic, while others didn’t sell gifts like they have in recent years.

  • To give is to receive

    Carrollton Fire Department sponsored three families this Christmas, buying gifts for seven children and Christmas dinner for each family.

  • Sanders couple gives own Christmas money to strangers, buys gifts for friends in need

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    “They’re just normal people.”

    That is what long-time Sanders resident Peggy Warfield had to say about her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Deanna Dolby also of Sanders, who recently distributed their personal Christmas funds to those who they believed could use the money more.

  • Ghent Subway robbed at gunpoint

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an armed robbery that happened Dec. 17 at the Subway in Ghent, Ky. Carroll County dispatchers received the call and advised KSP Post 5 of the robbery just after 8 p.m.

    There was only one person, a store employee, in the Subway at the time of the robbery, accord to a KSP news release. The employee advised police that two white males came into the store. 

  • Dow Corning, KU raise funds by having fun at work

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    The Christmas spirit is alive and well for local employees at Dow Corning and Kentucky Utilities, who recently concluded their annual Ohio Valley United Charities and United Way Campaign. The companies raised a combined total of more than $125,000 to contribute to local nonprofit organizations.

  • Schools, JCTC seek grant for tech ed

    The Carroll County School District is joining forces with the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus to seek a federal grant that could deliver as much as $7 million to boost efforts to improve and enhance technical education in the region.

    The Youth CareerConnect Grant is being offered by the Education and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant program has $100 million in funding, from which 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Jan. 27.

  • ‘Shop with a Trooper’ helps 39 local children

    Kentucky State Police troopers recently spent two evenings with children from Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Owen counties during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program. ‘Shop with a Trooper’ is an initiative providing troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with state troopers.