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  • Jackson trained many officers during 35 years of service

    One of the Carrollton Police Department’s longest-serving officers died Saturday at his home.

    Sgt. Richard V. “Rick” Jackson, 60, died Saturday and was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    An autopsy was performed Sunday at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Wilhoite said Tuesday. Results are not yet available, however the preliminary cause of death is myocardial infarction, which is a major heart attack, he said.

  • Crossings are safety hazard, must be fixed

    The Carroll County railroad crossings in their current condition pose a safety issue, and Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson wants them fixed.

  • School district budget tops $25 million

    The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a working budget of more thank $25 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The budget totals $25,365,495.75, with employee salaries and benefits taking up 72.08 percent. There also is a 9 percent contingency built in.

    The new district activity budget line generated the most discussion.

  • CCHS students to take on great leadership roles in school

    Carroll County High School rolled out a new leadership program Sept. 25, with assemblies and training provided by the Franklin-Covey group.

    GRIT, which stands for Goal-Driven, Resilient, Influential Teens, is the model being used for the Leader In Me activities at the high school.

  • Crawford a Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James M. Crawford has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Crawford   became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual  Meeting of the College in London, England. 

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  • Rekindle program opens office in Carrolton

    Rekindle Micro Enterprise Small Business Program is pleased to announce the opening of a new office to assist business owners in Carrolton. The office will be located in Northern Kentucky Community Action Center (NKCAC) at 1302 Highland Avenue in Carrolton. 

    Come and visit with Program Director Ella Frye from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

    A free workshop will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10.

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  • Looking for insurance?

    Northern Kentucky Community Action can help individuals sign up for health insurance. Some who apply may qualify for Medicaid or a qualified health plan with special circumstances.

    Kynectors are available daily Monday through Friday at the local NKCAC Neighborhood Centers. Schedule an appointment by calling (859) 581-6607.

  • Happy Hollow Resort wants a clarification

    Discussions have begun on clarifying whether or not Happy Hollow Resort in Worthville should be treated the same as a private residence when it comes to criminal investigations.

    Happy Hollow Resort representatives Mitchell Dunaway and Shannon Moore asked Fiscal Court Tuesday for clarification on why their private property is treated differently by law enforcement and the court system than other individual’s private property.