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  • HonorBanners will recognize veterans, first responders

    Carroll County residents can recognize a family member or a friend who is a veteran or a first responder while also helping to put veterans to work by purchasing an HonorBanner.

    Based in Owenton, Operation Honor is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “to enhance the lives of veterans one mind at a time.”

    Its purpose is to help assimilate veterans back into the community, Operation Honor founder Joe Montgomery said.

  • Ghent commissioners receive assignments, discuss new city building

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Jan. 10, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn started the new year by appointing commissioners to oversee several areas of the city.

    Lewellyn told the board he would like to appoint each of them to be responsible for an area.

    He asked Commissioner Larry Hearn to oversee the streets in the city. If Hearn saw anything that needed attention, he was to call the city maintenance person, Bobby Snow. If he was unsuccessful at getting in touch with Snow, he was to call Lewellyn.

  • Strickland joins the staff of The News-Democrat

    After working as a customer service and sales rep, Sara Strickland was looking for a career change. She found it at The News-Democrat, becoming the circulation coordinator for Carrollton’s weekly newspaper.

    Born in Madison, Ind., Strickland grew up in nearby Hanover, Ind. She is the daughter of Cara Wingham Meador and Rick Mahoney and has two sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Trimble County High School in 2009 and was a stay-at-home mom with her 3-year-old daughter, Parker, and worked as a customer service representative at VF Outlet in Carrollton.

  • Northern Kentucky hosts legislative forum Feb. 11

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Kenton Garage.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

  • Smith competes against players from across the country in tourney

    It would be safe to say that David Smith loves baseball. Smith, a sixth-grade student at Carroll County Middle School has been playing baseball since he was old enough to start in the Carroll County Parks and Recreation tee ball league.

    He said during an interview Jan. 17, that he started playing travel ball three or four years ago with the Kentucky Panthers, coached by Brandon Hicks and Ricky Isaacs. The Panthers are made up of local players and they play in tournaments in Elizabethtown, Ky., and Northern Kentucky.

  • Ky. Labor Cabinet Secretary Ramsey to speak at luncheon

    Kentucky’s Secretary of the Labor Cabinet Derrick K. Ramsey will be the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual economic development luncheon at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • Dickow regains C’ton city council seat

    At a special meeting Jan. 5, Carrollton City Council named former councilman Jeffrey Dickow to the seat left vacant by councilman-elect Glenn Chatham, who turned down the position due to an incompatible offices conflict.

  • Two saved from a vehicle fire after wreck

    Two people were rescued out of a burning vehicle Sunday, Jan. 8, following a collision on Hwy. 227.

    A 2002 Dodge Dakota truck was traveling northbound on Hwy. 227 and, for an unknown reason, went across the road into the southbound lane, Carrollton Police Officer Tim Gividen said. A 1999 Ford F250 tried to avoid the collision but couldn’t, striking the Dodge Dakota truck in the passenger side.

  • CPD, KSP arrest three on drug, gun charges

    Three Carrollton residents were arrested Saturday, Jan. 6, on drug and firearms-related charges.

  • Woman loses everything in fire

    A Jan. 4 house fire in Worthville had officials worried that the homeowner was inside the structure.

    Amy Lucas of Worthville normally works nights and when flames started coming from the two-story, single-family dwelling her neighbors and mother were afraid she was inside the structure.

    At the scene, Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Danny Stivers said the most important information about the fire was that no one was inside and the owner had been located and was on her way to the residence.