Local News

  • Man killed after alleged break-in

    Shaun Corley, 37, of Carrollton was pronounced dead after he was shot by a Carrollton homeowner as Corely was kicking in the door of the home.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday afternoon that Corley was reported to be unruly and causing a disturbance in the Sycamore Trace Subdivision on Sycamore Circle Tuesday morning, May 29.

  • First reading for budget; Nucor begins work on baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2018-19 budget at the May 23, special meeting. The $12,606,832 budget was approved 4-0. The second reading will take place at the June 26, meeting.

  • Don’t fall victim to Publishers Clearing House imposter scams

    Carroll County resident David Kemper came into The News-Democrat office May 24, reporting he had received a phone call from Publishers Clearing House telling him he had won $25 million and two 2018 Mercedes Benz vehicles. The caller identified himself to Kemper as “Peter Anderson,” and told him he had to pay a 1 percent tax on the winnings today, totaling $486.98.

    Kemper said that “Anderson” told him that winning makes friends and break up friendships so not to tell anyone until he receives the money.

  • In loving memory

    Carroll County High School held a ceremony for students that will be entering one of the military branches, May 21.

  • Tomlinson, Gosser, Proctor, Belcher earn top votes

    Tuesday’s Carroll County Democratic Primary Election proved to be one where many familiar faces — incumbents and former county officials — fared well and tallies showed that every vote counts with an apparent one-vote win in a magistrate’s race.

  • Nucor Steel donation to complete baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will be taking steps forward to complete the baseball complex at Robert Westrick Memorial Park thanks to a partnership with Nucor Steel announced May 11.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the donation will put the county over the top in getting the complex finished. As of now, there is not a dollar amount to Nucor’s donation, he said.

  • Cassady gets law amended to protect assault victims

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 101 into law March 30. The amendment to KRS 510.020, also known as Jenna’s Law, is the work of Carrollton native Jenna McNeal Cassady.

    “The purpose of Jenna’s Law is to fill the general gap in the law,” Cassady said. “The [current] law protects those 15 years old and younger and those over the age of 18, but for 16 and 17-year-olds it was too easy to plead down to sexual misconduct.”

  • Comedian visits GBSRP

    Comedian Mark Klein is a Louisville native and will be bringing his fast, smart and thought-provoking act to Carrollton June 8.

    His hard-hitting act views the world through the lens of a businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, stand-up comedian, nationally-touring speaker, real estate investor and proud Kentuckian.

  • May is Older Americans Month

    Every May, the Administration for Aging leads the nation in the observance of Older Americans Month. This year the theme is Engage at Every Age. This theme emphasizes that one is never too old to take part in enriching activities that promote emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Furthermore, it also celebrates the many ways that older adults can take part in making a difference in their communities.