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  • $1.6 million in pledges so far for new JCTC building

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A night of reminiscing about the early days when Jefferson Community and Technical College first came to Carrollton ended with $1.6 million pledge toward the $4 million building project.

    The campaign contributions were announced during a kickoff event Thursday, June 26, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • N.Ky. man arrested for robbery at U.S. Bank

    An Independence, Ky., man was arrested and charged in connection with the bank robbery at Carrollton’s U.S. Bank in June, as well as others in Louisville, Lexington and La Grange. 

    William G. Grubbs Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, by the Carrollton Police Department and is lodged at the Kenton County Detention Center.

  • Dermon wins Carrollton Idol
  • New downtown Carrollton art gallery to feature local artists, offer art classes

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A new art gallery is set to open this week in downtown Carrollton, fulfilling a dream for one woman of allowing people to learn techniques and to help aspiring artists get the gallery experience of a lifetime.

    Sharon Graves, owner of River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio, said the gallery will have its formal ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday, July 9. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

  • County passes budget, donates $1 million to JCTC building project

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $12.2 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at its most recent meeting Thursday, June 26.

    Before the second reading of the budget, approved at $12,244,894, Magistrate Dean Miller raised concern about funding for senior citizen transportation as he had to loan cars to the group for a trip.

    “I wanted to make sure we have enough money in there to buy a new van for the senior citizens,” Miller said.

  • Kentucky parks commissioner set to speak at July 9 Rotary meeting

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker will be the guest speaker at the July 9 Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting. The lunch meeting begins at noon in the Burley Room at Two Rivers Restaurant in the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said he invited Walker to the meeting to speak on the status of the tree harvest that the park undertook late last year due to the infestation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer.

  • Celebrating Race Week
  • Tuttle Tots raises more than $9,000 for scholarship

    Winners not pictured:

    • 3K Walk Men’s Division: Steve Meadows, first place; John Brockman, second place; and Chris Yates, third place.

    • 3K Run 14 and under Girls’ Division: Sydney Amyx, first place; Julia Settles, second place; and Eden Richmond, third place.

    • 3K Run 40-49 Men’s Division: Dennis Amyx, first place.

    • 3K Run 50-59 Men’s Division: Brad Becraft, first place, and Donnie Williams, second place.

  • Hogan selected as new Carroll County superintendent

    When Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., says ‘goodbye’ to Carroll County Schools and ‘hello’ to retirement June 30, a familiar face will be taking the reins. Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Bill Hogan has been promoted to superintendent, effective July 1.

  • Residents want C’ton cleaned up

    Carrollton resident Jimmy Supplee is tired of the way Carrollton looks, and he wants city leaders to know about it.

    Supplee spoke to Carrollton City Council Monday, June 23, about the need to clean up the town. He opened by complimenting Mayor Gene McMurry and the current and previous councils for all the work they have done on the riverfront, including the river walk, Point Park and 2Rivers Campground.