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  • Carroll County KFC changes ownership after 39 years

    A Carroll County mainstay changed hands Jan. 25, when Larry Mason and his partner Don True transferred ownership of the Carrollton KFC to Keith Chambers.

    In an interview Jan. 21, Mason said they began discussions about selling the franchise last April and it ended up being a well-kept secret.

    Mason opened the restaurant Dec. 10, 1976, and is ending a 39-year run in Carroll County and a total of 47 years with KFC.

  • Winter storm predictions fall short; School out four days

    The snowstorm that left more than a foot of snow on southern Kentucky and more than 2 feet along the east coast only sent flurries across Carroll County on Friday, Jan. 22.

    The cold front moved in faster than expected and kept the participation below our region.

    The Carroll County Road Department and Carrollton Public Works were happy that the snow missed the area.

  • Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects in break in

    Police are searching for two suspects who unlawfully entered a residence on Briars Fork Road in Sanders, Ky., at approximately 1 p.m. Jan. 15, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The suspects were driving a dark sports utility vehicle. They removed three handguns and two weed eaters from the residence.

    The homeowner had cameras installed outside and inside, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has the video taken at the time of the break in, Kinman said.

  • Hornback, Rand to host town hall meeting Jan. 30

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

  • Correction | Jan. 28, 2016

    In the Jan. 14, News-Democrat article “City council reserves funds for new CFD ladder truck,” Carrollton City Councilman Dwight Louden was misquoted. Louden said he did not think the city could afford spending $400,000 on a ladder truck.

    By a vote of 3-2, council agreed to earmark $325,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for a new ladder truck, in hopes of making its federal grant application more attractive.

  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 28, 2016

    New signs approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the new way-finding signage and their placement throughout downtown Carrollton at its meeting Monday, Jan. 25.

    The city was awarded a $3,305 grant from the Department of Local Government and purchased eight 24-inch by 36-inch, two-sided signs and one 4-foot by 8-foot sign. The large sign will be placed at Point Park facing the Ohio River, while the smaller signs will be placed throughout the city.

  • Judge accepts motion for Horine to be evaluated

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe of Kenton County heard motions Friday, Jan. 15, from the Commonwealth and the defense in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow. The hearing was held at the Kenton County Justice Center.

  • Bids opened for JCTC construction project

    Within the next 30 days, the Morel Construction Company will sign its contract with the state and begin construction on the Carrollton Campus of the Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    This was the message from JCTC Director of Facilities Management Craig Turpin to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation annual meeting attendees Jan. 19.

  • Budget finally approved for County Clerk’s office

    It took a special meeting for Carroll County Fiscal Court to make a final approval of the Carroll County Clerk’s 2016 budget.

    The meeting was held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, and the budget had to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. that day.

    Fiscal Court approved a $3,015,300 budget for County Clerk Alice Marsh.

    In an interview after the meeting, Marsh said there was just a lot of confusion in the numbers this year.

  • wintry weather

    An estimated 2.1 inches of snow fell as of 10 a.m. Wednesday in Carroll County, according to the Kentucky Mesonet. Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton were closed for their second snow days of the year. Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus also was closed. Carroll County Schools will be in session Feb. 15 (President’s Day) and May 24