Local News

  • KSP partners with NamUs to help find missing persons

    On Aug. 30, Kentucky State Police Post 5, in conjunction with The National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs), is inviting the public to help law enforcement identify missing loved ones.

    The event is free and open to anyone in the public who has taken out an active missing person’s report on a relative. The report itself may have originated from any agency within the nation as long as it is entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and is still an active case.

  • CCMS flood caught early

    When it rains, it pours, and that was certainly the case for the Carroll County School District. While dealing with the construction issues at Kathryn Winn Primary, it began to pour–literally–inside Carroll County Middle School when a three-inch water line coupling gave way early morning, July 25.

  • Repairs continue at the Butler Dam

    Replacement of the east spillway of the General Butler State Resort Park dam began this week and will cause the park road to be closed after Labor Day. Bluegrass Contracting Corporation of Lexington Ky., will be the contractor on the project. Work on the dam began in 2012 with the replacement of the west end spillway and continued in 2013 with work on the 24-inch pipe in the middle of the dam that controls the lake’s water level.

  • A community mourns

    Civic and community leader Nancy Jo Grobmyer died Tuesday, July 31. Grobmyer, photographed on Dec. 6, 2010, was the first woman to serve on Carrollton City Council, a position she held for 37 years. She served on several and was a founding member of many community organizations, including the Urban Forestry Board, Carrollton Main Street Program, Carrollton Woman’s Club and Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Want to run for a city race? Deadline to file is Aug. 14

    It may be the beginning of August, but if you intend to run for a city election, it’s time to turn your mind toward fall.

    The deadline to file for election is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the County Clerk’s Office. And so far, not many people have done so. General Election Day is Nov. 6.

    The only incumbent mayor facing competition so far is the city of Carrollton’s Robb Adams. Councilwoman Hayley Franklin and former magistrate Dean Miller are seeking his position.

  • Parks and Rec programs grow; tobacco-free ordinance amended, second reading Aug. 14

    Director J.P. Dale told Carroll County Fiscal Court July 24, he has been in conversation with the company that built the Camp Kysoc pool about preparing the pool for reopening. He does not have a date yet from the company.

    Soccer signups ended and 220 youth signed up, an increase of more than 50 youth from last year. Dale said he is in need of more coaches and officials.

  • Beck recognized for excellent sports writing

    News-Democrat Editor Kristin Beck won third place in Excellence in Sports Writing (Weekly) in the 2017 LCNI Editorial Awards Competition.

  • Carrollton to hire franchise lawyer

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution July 23, authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with the law firm of Linda K. Ain of Lexington, Ky. The law firm specializes in providing consultant services to Kentucky cities regarding franchise agreements. The law firm will provide consulting and/or legal services to the city. Ain’s hourly rate is $350, and council set a cap of $5,000.

  • CrossFit competition fuels friendship

    As trainer Beau Arney patrolled the back half of Highland Fitness, his students studied the chalkboard in front of them.

    “Strength:” it read. “Foam Roller Bench w/ 1 set Chainz for 1RM. | Bar – 10-20 reps, 50/3 60/3 70/3 80/3 90/1 100/1 etc.”

  • Carrollton City Council | July 23, 2018

    Delinquent businesses

    After a recommendation from the Code Enforcement Board, Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 to issue a citation and fine to businesses operating without a business license within the city limits. Councilmembers Doug Hill and Dwight Louden were absent.