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  • Yeager named Dist. 6 Chief District Engineer

    Bob Yeager was named Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 office in Covington Dec. 21. Since October, Yeager has served in the acting CDE capacity after the retirement of former CDE Rob Hans.

  • Sharing the gospel

    Carroll County volunteers participated in the KY 120 Bible Reading Marathon, reading the Bible 24/7 from midnight Jan. 1 through 6 p.m. Jan. 4.

  • ‘Doctor, Doctor’ entertains crowd at New Year’s Eve
  • 2016 Year in Review

     The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2016.

    July

    Due to the threat of heavy rain, the Carrollton Fourth of July event was rescheduled for Saturday, July 9. Mayor Robb Adams made the decision to move the event. He said the rain chances had been estimated at 80 percent or higher through the weekend. From Friday through Monday, Carroll County received 1.57 inches of rain, according to Kentucky Mesonet.

  • City focuses efforts on cleaning up Carrollton

    Over the past two years, the city of Carrollton has placed a greater emphasis on code enforcement, and they are beginning to see results.

    Since March, seven houses that Mayor Robb Adams described as “beyond repair”–including one that had previously been burned down–were demolished, and an out building is on the list to likely be torn down soon, he said.

    The city’s code enforcement board, which was already in place but on paper only, got up and running in 2015, and the city hired a second full-time code enforcement official.

  • Wet roads cause entrance ramp accident
  • Butler golf course closing; alternative use sought

    Kentucky State Parks announced Dec. 19, that it will solicit requests for three of its 9-hole golf courses, including General Butler State Resort Park.

    Requests for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for the 9-hole golf courses at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill and Kincaid Lake State Park near Falmouth. Kentucky State Parks is looking for a private concessionaire to operate these two courses.

  • Community hosts Bible marathon Jan. 1-4

    Carroll County will be participating in the KY 120 United Bible Reading Marathon Jan. 1-4, sponsored by the Kentucky Prayer Focus.

    Volunteers from local churches and organizations will participate by starting to read Genesis, the first book of the Bible, at midnight Jan. 1, and read publicly and continuously in 15 minute segments until the last chapter of Revelation, finishing at 6 p.m. Jan. 4. The event will be held in a tent at the downtown courthouse lawn.

  • Year in Review 2016

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2016.

    January

    The lawsuit between the City of Prestonville and Can Do Construction Co. ended on Dec. 21, when Circuit Court Judge Leslie Knight entered a judgment against the contractor in favor of the city totaling $60,000.

    Carroll County Lady Panthers senior Miranda Groseclose joined the 1,000 point club against Henry County Jan. 5.

  • Carroll County High School will offer trap-shooting club

    Carroll County will be joining at least seven other Kentucky high schools fielding trap-shooting clubs this spring.

    It all began when sophomore Kinley Huesman, a member of the Carroll County Top Shots 4-H shooting sports team, attended the Kentucky 4-H state leaders’ forum last February where she learned of the Kentucky High School Target League. The league is part of the United States High School Clay Target League.