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  • New name, same local bank; First National makes change

    After 135 years in business, major change is coming at First National Bank, but local customers will largely be unaffected.

    Effective Jan. 1, “The First National Bank of Carrollton” is now “First National Bank of Kentucky.”

    “All we did was change the name,” President Greg Goff said. “There is no ownership change at all associated with the name change. It was purely a charter name change.”

  • Snow days for Carroll schools, county dodges snowfall

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 snow and ice removal crews spent Jan. 4, pre-treating interstates and state roadways in the Northern Kentucky area with salt brine in preparation for the first winter event of 2017.

  • NKy counties helping with Carroll’s animal shelter

    BY TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    The directors of the Boone and Grant county animal shelters are playing a role in the direction that the Carroll County Animal Shelter will take over the next few years.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said during the Jan. 10, fiscal court meeting that they received seven applications for the position of director of the Carroll County Animal Shelter.

  • First reading to update ordinance; Adams named Teen Council rep

    Carrollton Council held the first reading of ordinance 2017-01 amending the Code Enforcement Board ordinances Jan. 9. All references to a combined Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board have been replaced by Code Enforcement Board. Definitions have been updated reflecting application to all city ordinances violations that are civil offenses, rather than only nuisance ordinances, and definitions for final order, imminent danger, owner and premises have been added, according to an ordinance summary by City Attorney Amy Eversole.

  • 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.

  • 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.