Local News

  • Shelburne coming to Carroll

    Country music recording artist J.D. Shelburne will be playing at 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. The Carroll County Arts Board presents the concert to raise funds for the Nancy Jo Grobmyer Memorial Arts Scholarship.

  • New dentistry to open practice soon in Carroll

    Dr. Paul Yaggie will be opening a practice in Carrollton within the next month. The practice will be located at 1720B Highland Ave. in the old offices of Dr. Newcomb.

    Yaggie is a graduate of the University of Louisville and also is a 2001 graduate of University’s School of Dentistry. He served for three years as a captain in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Louisville to open a private practice in 2004. He opened a practice in the Lyndon area of Louisville and has since moved to a location on Dixie Highway.

  • Kunselman joins News-Democrat as staff writer

    The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner staff is excited to announce the hiring of Logan Kunselman as a staff writer for the two newspapers.

    Kunselman, from Pendleton, comes to the newspapers following his graduation from Hanover College in May with a bachelor’s degree in English. While in college, Kunselman got his first taste in journalism as a film critic for The Triangle, Hanover’s student newspaper.

  • Casey’s General Store looking at September opening

    Good weather has allowed the contractors building the new Casey’s General Store in Carrollton to make great strides in recent weeks.

    With the building up, installation of gas storage tanks and pumps underway and concrete pours happening around the property at 1102 Highland Ave., many are asking when the new business will open.

    In a Friday interview, Casey’s District Manager Tim Russell said the store is now set to open Sept. 13, adding that is tentative and could change because factors such as the weather can delay work.

  • Kindoll, Spenneberg reflect on military service, Honor Flight

    Those with military service have the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to visit the memorials and Arlington Cemetery through the Honor Flight program.

    Charlie Kindoll, 80, and Ray Spenneberg, 83, were two local soldiers that attended the May 21 Honor Flight out of Cincinnati.

    Kindoll retired after 21 years of service with the Kentucky National Guard. He served with units in Carrollton, Louisville and Lexington. He started and finished with A Battery in Carrollton.

    He attended officer training school in early 1968. He retired as a Captain.

  • Carrollton Police to crack down on traffic violations, golf cart ordinance enforcement


    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams requested Carrollton Police to enforce traffic laws stronger than in the past during the July 8 city council meeting.

    The move comes on the heels of the department completing a Click-it-or-Ticket campaign and one on enforcing speed limits. Both of these were provided through grant funding to provide the additional pay for the city’s officers.

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  • Fish kill from bourbon warehouse fire reaches Carroll

    A fire July 2, at the Jim Beam warehouse near the Franklin-Woodford county line in central Kentucky resulted in a 23-mile alcohol plume traversing the Kentucky River and a massive fish kill.

    According to The (Frankfort) State-Journal, the fire destroyed an estimated 45,000 barrels of young bourbon. Runoff from fire debris went into a creek near the warehouse before entering the Kentucky River.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the plume had traveled downstream and reached the Milton-Madison bridge on the Ohio River around 1 p.m. Monday.

  • Hwy. 55 bridge closes Tuesday for two months

    Hwy. 55 will be closed at the 4.6 mile marker to thru traffic beginning Tuesday, July 16. The bridge over Major’s Run Creek will be replaced as part of the Bridging Kentucky program. The $531,000 project was awarded to Louisville Paving Company. The road closure was originally slated for 75 days, but is now expected to be closed for only 60 days. The road should reopen to traffic on Sept. 15.

    A signed detour will be in place using I-71 between KY 389 and the U.S. 421 interchanges.

  • City, county look to fight increasing feral cat populations


    and JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Ernest Hemingway summed up the problem facing Carrollton and Carroll County when he wrote: “One cat just leads to another.”

    Carrollton City Council took action at its Monday meeting to address the problem with stray and feral cats by agreeing to join in with Carroll County Fiscal Court for a new spay/neuter program for cats.