Local News

  • CCMH board removes CEO Harry Hays

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays was relieved of his duties March 8, after the hospital’s board of trustees determined that he had violated “the terms and conditions of his employment contract.”

    Board of Trustees president Dennis Raisor made the announcement in a letter to CCMH employees, March 8.

    After considerable deliberation, Raisor said, the board of trustees determined that because of the violations that they would no longer employ Hays as CEO.

  • PSC investigating West Carroll for high water loss

    Kentucky’s Public Service Commission is investigating a dozen water companies across the state based on high amount of water loss. One of them is located here in Carroll County.

    The West Carroll Water District, which serves 972 customers across Carroll, Henry and Trimble counties was reported to have a 38.46 percent water loss in 2017, according to a Public Service Commission news release. According to the commission’s regulations, water loss of no more than 15 percent is acceptable and built into the rate system for districts.

  • Post office warns of recent scam attempts

    A Carroll County resident has recently received two United States Postal Service priority mail envelopes containing a cover letter and a check. The letter asks the person to cash the check enclosed and for them to send an amount back to the person who sent the letter.

  • Carrollton makes 5th Street at Sycamore a four-way stop

    Motorists traveling Fifth Street in Carrollton will soon find a new stop sign at the intersection with Sycamore Street.

    Carrollton City Council approved placement of additional signs to make the intersection a four-way stop at a special meeting Thursday, March 7.

    Mayor Robb Adams said the stop sign issue arose again after there were three wrecks at the intersection in the span of a month. Calls for a stop sign there had previously been turned down.

    That intersection was one of a few on Carrollton’s side streets without a four-way stop.

  • Carrollton creates internet exchange parking spot

    You’ve just agreed to purchase some clothes from a member of the Buy, Sale or Trade group on Facebook. You don’t know the person and now you have to meet-up to finalize that purchase.

    Where do you go?

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams invites you to come to the parking lot at city hall, 750 Clay St., to make the exchange.

    Signage was put into place Monday for the new Internet Purchase Exchange location that features 24-hour surveillance with 22 cameras that are located on all parts of the city building and its surroundings.

  • Port William installs Amish-made cabins
  • Carrollton Main Street Program generates more than $1 million of community investment in 2018

    FRANKFORT – More than $91 million was infused into the state’s economy in 2018 by Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) participating communities, according to the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC). This included $1,125,509.00 in Carrollton alone, according to Sam Burgess, Carrollton Main Street director.

  • Fiscal court looks at revisions to nuisance ordinance draft

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is considering changes to its nuisance ordinance to add more flexibility in how complaints are initiated.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh presented magistrates and the judge-executive with revisions to a draft of the nuisance ordinance and highlighted those changes.

    One change was made that says, “interferes with a neighbor’s enjoyment,” Marsh pointed out to the fiscal court.

  • N-D names Blair as editor

    Today’s paper is a return to where a professional career began for Trimble Banner editor Jacob Blair.

    Following the departure of editor Kristin Beck, Blair assumes the editor’s role at The News-Democrat and will continue in the role at the Bedford newspaper. He served as a summer intern for The News-Democrat back in the summer of 2014. He has been a contributing writer for several stories since taking over as Trimble Banner editor in his hometown last year.

  • New voting equipment to make May primary debut