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  • Results are in on students’ thoughts on alcohol, drugs

    Carroll County student data from a Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey shows they are close to state and national trends related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.

    The KIP survey asked students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 a total of 62 questions about violence-related behaviors; about how the students have felt in the past 30 days; alcohol and tobacco use; illicit drugs and prescription drugs; about the neighborhood and community where the student lives; values and beliefs; and gambling.

  • Huge crowd for Fourth fireworks
  • Slew of new Kentucky laws now in effect


    The Courier-Journal

    United under Republican rule, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a slew of new laws this year, and most of them finally went into effect June 29.

    Some of the most important and controversial bills the legislature passed, including anti-abortion laws and right-to-work legislation, went into effect immediately after Gov. Matt Bevin signed them in January because they included emergency clauses.

    But there are still plenty of bills state legislators passed that didn’t get fast-tracked like that.

  • Jail replacing fire alarms; County receives $53,000 for park

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey told fiscal court June 30, the fire alarm system at the jail is still working, but it needs to be replaced. The alarm is going off in the entire building, but in some areas, the system is not telling the main panel which alarm is going off, he said.

  • 2017 Capturing historic downtown

    Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat co-sponsored the annual Capture Historic Downtown Carrollton photo contest as a part of the Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday event June 2. The pictures were displayed at the library for the month of June, and winners received cash prizes.

    Black and White

    1st - Harley Marlette

    2nd - Shari Davis

    3rd - Susan Marlette



    1st - Susan Marlette

    2nd - Barb Clymer

    3rd - Barb Clymer

  • Young racing fan Davis meets favorite driver

    J.T. Davis of Carrollton is a huge NASCAR fan. He watches virtually every Monster Energy Series race that is on television, as well as many of the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series races. He keeps a schedule of the races on his refrigerator, but he can tell you exactly which race is next on the circuit without looking. His favorite driver is Kyle Busch, but if he isn’t racing, he knows which cars Busch owns and cheers for them instead.

    J.T. is also just eight years old.

  • Dispatch supervisor, grass height discussed at city council

    Carrollton City Council tabled a proposal from Carroll County Dispatch June 26, to create a dispatch supervisor position. “The new position would not mean hiring a seventh person,” Carrollton Assistant Police Chief Tim Mitchell said. “It would be hiring one of the six dispatchers currently working for the center.”

  • See what’s closed during Brent Spence Bridge repairs


    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Prepare for big delays on the Brent Spence Bridge as the bridge is down to two lanes in each direction.

    Work on the bridge deck will continue through the summer.

    Several ramps also will shut down during the project.

    In Ohio, the ramps to southbound I-71/75 from Fort Washington Way and Third Street will be closed. In Kentucky, the ramp to northbound I-71/75 from Fourth Street in Covington and the ramp to Ky. 236 in Erlanger from southbound I-71/75 will be closed.

  • Mutton Bust

    Carroll County Extension Service hosted the annual Mutton Bust competition June 6, at the Carroll County Fair.

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