Local News

  • End of an era, Kruizers go inactive

    After more than 25 years, Carroll County’s car club, Kentucky Kruizers, has decided to suspend its operations effective Dec. 31 due to lack of local support and growth of new members, according to Kruizers President Brent Stucker. The club made a formal announcement in a letter to the editor in this week’s News-Democrat on page four.

    Kentucky Kruizers was founded by Phil Wotring and the late Gene Kinman in about 1992. The goal of the group was the share their love of classic automobiles and to support the local community, according to the letter.

  • Taylor sworn in as CPD officer

    Darrius Taylor was sworn in as the newest Carrollton Police Department officer Dec. 13. He left for the Department of Criminal Justice Training police academy Dec. 16.

  • New Year’s activities at Gen. Butler

    Get 2019 started off with ice skating, a special breakfast and a hike–all planned at General Butler State Resort Park to welcome in the new year.

    The park in Carrollton and the Friends of Butler are hosting an “iceless” synthetic ice rink at the tennis courts Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Guests can rent skates and enjoy 90-minute skating sessions starting at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The cost is $10 per skater. Tickets will be sold at the front desk at the lodge. (The rink can hold up to 15 skaters per session.)

  • Tree planted in Grobmyer’s honor
  • 2018 Community Church Christmas Concert
  • Celebrating the season at A Christmas Carroll

    Rain forced this year’s Christmas Carroll event to split into two Saturdays, but it did not dampen anyone’s holiday spirit.

  • Emergency calls keep Trimble first responders busy


    Landmark News Service

    An emergency response to a structure fire call and five accidents kept firefighters from Bedford and Milton busy Thursday through Saturday.

  • Worthville family loses home in structure fire

    A Worthville family is homeless and in need of donations after a structure fire destroyed its home Monday.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a report of a residence fire on Church Street in Worthville, at 4 p.m. Dec. 17. The fire was actually on Cemetery Lane and was the residence of Daniel Hawkins.

    The residence was fully engulfed when Worthville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on site. The home was a total loss, but none of the residents were injured, Worthville Fire Chief Darrell Rowlett said.

  • Animal Director requests vehicle; County acquires property in C’ton

    Carroll County Fiscal Court listened to the request for a second vehicle by Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Hartman. She said she had been using her personal vehicle to transport dogs and pick up food and would like a small SUV with four-wheel drive or all wheel drive. Magistrate Floyd Bowling asked if a small truck with a topper on the bed would work and Hartman said if the kennels would fit then it would work.

  • Sewer ordinance passes; appointments approved to boards and commissions

    Carrollton City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 52A sewer use ordinance Dec. 10. The ordinance had to be amended because there were mistakes under the subsection on local pollutant limits. The numbers of chromium (total), zinc and chloride were updated.

    Teen Council

    Christian Academy of Carrollton Teen Council representative Savannah Hill reported that one of the school’s founders Cecil VanDiver had died Dec. 6.