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  • Underwood builds bridge for Eagle Scout project

    A new bridge is in place at the Robert Westrick County Park thanks to Logan Underwood, who is working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The new bridge links the soccer field at the county park with other areas, crossing a ditch line that runs through the area.

    Logan said people were either having to walk around it or jump over the ditch to access other areas at the county park.

  • Council considers survey on TWC service problems

    Carrollton City Council may conduct a survey of city cable television customers in the coming months in preparation for the Time Warner franchise negotiations that will come next year.

    That option was one placed on the table Monday night as resident Carole Kington brought her complaints about Time Warner Cable’s service to city leaders.

    Kington believes problems with the internet service provided by TWC led to her getting viruses on computers at her home.

  • Kinman pleads not guilty to charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman entered a not guilty plea on charges of tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct Monday, Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Kinman and his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, appeared in court for the arraignment.

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Kinman on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Looking for work? Career Connections offers assistance

    Local businesses and industries are looking for qualified workers to fill positions. One of the places they turn to is Carroll County Career Connections, located in the Parklane Shopping Center, 1209 Highland Ave.

    The most recent federal report listed the unemployment rate for Carroll County as 5.6 percent, slightly below the federal unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

  • Business owners, community members voice concerns with EIP

    Business owners, residents and members of the Carrollton Main Street Program and Design and Review Board presented their ideas to Carrollton City Council Monday, Nov. 17, for changes to the Enterprise Incentive Program. No action was taken at the special meeting, and Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday a first reading on the ordinance is not currently on the next council agenda, Nov. 24.

  • Jack Frost visits Carroll

    Carroll County welcomed winter Monday, as the area was hit with about four inches of snow overnight.

    School was canceled at both Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton Monday, while Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton was on a two-hour delay. Carroll and CAC both had a one-hour delay Tuesday.

    Carroll County will make up the Nov. 17, snow day Dec. 22, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Curell said.

  • Nov. 28 Closings

     The following businesses and agencies are closed Nov. 28: 

    Carroll Circuit Court, 732-4305

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office, 732-7005

    Carroll County Judge-Exec.  Office, 732-7000

    All Carroll County Schools, 732-7070

    Christian Academy of Carrollton, 732-4734

    Carrollton Utilities, 732-7055

    Kentucky Utilities, (800) 383-5582

    County Attorney’s Office, 732-4281

    City of Carrollton, 732-7060

  • Clarifications | Nov. 20, 2014

    In the Nov. 17, issue of The News-Democrat, the Carrollton City Council brief “City to franchise with Kentucky Utilities” should have read that the city approved second reading of an ordinance creating a franchise for the city’s electric needs.

  • Snow Day!
  • Scouts gather food donations Saturday

    Area Boy and Cub Scouts, Brownies and community volunteers  return to the streets of Carrollton at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 to collect donated non-perishable food items in the second weekend of the 29th annual   Scouting for Food project. Last Saturday, volunteers walked door-to-door distributing reminders that the Community Food Pantry recently moved to 517 Seventh Street at the former Kentucky Ladder building on the corner of Seventh and Polk Streets.