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Today's News

  • 5 Carroll Co. residents arrested in drug sting

    The News-Democrat

    Local law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, March 20, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Five Carroll residents, Patricia Wilburn, 43; Howard Taylor, 38; Tina Meece, 41; Carolyn Holliday, 69; and James Burgin, 72, all were arrested; each was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on $20,000 full cash bonds, jail officials said.

  • CPD report: Crime numbers down

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite presented the department’s annual report to City Council last month. The report shows the department had fewer officers in 2008 than in 2007, but completed a total of 760 hours of training.

    The department was short one officer for the entire year and another officer for almost half of the year. Since then, Willhoite has hired two new officers who are in training at Eastern Kentucky University. Both officers are to return from training and be on the job by the end of June.

  • Prosecutor recalls felon as intelligent, dangerous

    Jerry Sargent is someone Jim Crawford knows well.

    Crawford, commonwealth attorney for Carroll County, prosecuted Sargent 20 years ago in Grant County on numerous charges.

    Sargent, an escapee from a Tell City, Ind., prison, is believed to be one of three men who attacked and robbed three brothers on their Sanders farm Monday morning.

  • Sanders brothers survive attack

    The News-Democrat

    An Indiana prison break has led authorities into Kentucky, where three Carroll County men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on State Hwy. 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

    Law enforcement, including U.S. Marshalls, were still searching Tuesday for escapees Jerry Sargent, 59; Christopher Marshall, 49; and Bobby Cockerell, 31.

  • Students on the job

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Local Students from surrounding counties visited 16 different establishments Monday not for a regular field trip but to place themselves in the employee’s shoes for a day.

    Students from Gallatin, Trimble, Owen, and Carroll counties started their school day off like any regular day; but instead of attending class they attended Job Shadowing Day at CCATC (Carroll County Area Technology Center). Shadowing gives students the chance to experience what it would be like if they chose that path for a career.

  • New cameras aimed at illegal dumps

    Anyone planning to dump their garbage or refuse on quiet, rural roads in Trimble County should reconsider.

    Matt Gossom, county solid waste manager, and assistant Bruce Pyles installed two surveillance cameras at popular illegal dumping sites in the county to catch people in the act.

    The two cameras, which cost $700 apiece, replace the county’s previous system, which Gossom said was more expensive and cumbersome.

    The cameras take five 4 megapixel photos per second, and are outfitted with night vision.

  • Brain surgery provides Marsh relief from seizures

    After 14 years of day and night seizures, Hannah Marsh has been seizure-free for five months.  

    Hannah, an 18-year-old senior at Carroll County High School, has suffered from seizures since she was 4. Doctors could find no reason for the seizures, which occur mainly at night. She has had as many as 40 in one night.

    This changed five months ago when she underwent brain surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. The surgery removed part of Hannah’s brain where the seizures originated; that portion of her brain had begun to turn black.

  • Carrollton City Council considers new definitions on excess toys, rubbish, debris

    Carrollton City Council held its first reading Monday, March 9, of an amendment to the city's nuisance ordinance to define and include excess toys, rubbish and other debris.  

    City attorney Nick Marsh began drafting the amendment at the request of council and code enforcement officer Art Zook, following discussion about the ordinance at the previous council meeting.

  • Arts commission to elect officers at March 19 meeting

    Stepping down as vice president of the Carroll County Arts Commission, Jim Fothergill encouraged all arts commission members to attend the next meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the community room at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Members will be electing a new president and vice president. Current president Mark Davis also is stepping down from his position.

    Fothergill spoke during the March 5 meeting, during which he’d hoped the election could be held. However, only a handful of members attended that meeting.

  • Relay event set for June 12-13

    Now in the third month of 2009, the Trimble County Relay for Life is gearing up for the big night of celebration.

    This year’s event is set for Friday and Saturday June 12-13, at Bedford Elementary School.

    Plans are laid out for a “Survivors Meal” at 5 p.m., hosted by Baptist Hospital Northeast of La Grange, Ky. Survivors must RSVP to Myrna Persell at (502) 268-3062 by May 26 so preparations can be made for the meal.