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  • Superior service, customer satisfaction earn Earl Floyd Ford a national award

    Earl Floyd Ford is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2015 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2015, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

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  • Prestonville passes budget for upcoming year, weighs in on golf carts

    The Prestonville City Commission unanimously passed its budget during the regular meeting May 16. The budget includes $7.000 for community projects, and $1,600 for general clean up in Prestonville. Also included was $7,500 for utilities, and $1,200 for fire dues.

    The board budgeted $3,500 for mowing and snow removal, $7,000 for general road work, $7,000 for drainage, $5,300 for city maintenance, and $3,500 for general equipment for the park fund.

  • CCHS grad Holloway interns at News-Democrat

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    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined the News-Herald for a summer internship.

    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.

  • Carroll County Schools to provide free meals over the summer

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:


  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 24, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

    There are new inducement regulations for coal ash, and Kentucky Utilities is asking for a resolution to allow it to capitalize on tax-exempt bonding for improvements to meet the environmental standards. The bonds would have a cap of $200 million.

  • Council looks to recover funds

    The city of Carrollton wants its money. Leisure Interactive, which owns the reservation software used at the 2Rivers Campground and has handled the campground’s credit card payments for reservations since it opened in 2012, is behind an estimated $18,000 in payments to the city, according to Mayor Robb Adams.

  • Changes coming to the 911 agreement

    Officials are continuing to work on amending the current 911 agreement between the city of Carrollton and the county.

    Mayor Robb Adams presented city council May 23, with a draft of the amended 911 ordinance that was typed up by County Attorney Nick Marsh. Either Marsh or City Attorney Amy Eversole had to get the process started by typing up an amendment and then both sides would make changes, he said. The goal is for the city and the county to fund dispatch in a “equal, split-down-the-middle, fair way,” Adams said.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Justin Ray

    Many young athletes begin their careers playing on teams coached by their parents. But not many experience that added pressure and scrutiny through their entire high school careers.