Local News

  • Rumpke wins garbage franchise; City to remove tree on Fifth Street

    At its meeting March 27, Carrollton City Council awarded the city’s garbage franchise to Rumpke, which is the current franchise holder and was the only company to submit a bid. Commercial rates stayed the same, while residential rates increased by 2.5 percent, Jeremy Rumpke said. The city will hold a four-year contract with Rumpke, with the option for an additional two years.

    “It’s always a pleasure to work with Rumpke,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

  • Sheriff Kinman arrested on felony charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was arrested March 22, and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, a class D felony.

    Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight issued a warrant for Kinman’s arrest on March 20.

    Kentucky State Police Det. Josh Noble arrested Kinman at 11:50 a.m. March 22, at the Grant County courthouse in Williamstown, according to the citation.

  • Worthville Cemetery looks to reorganize

    Concern about the condition of the Worthville Cemetery led a small group of concerned lot owners to convene a meeting March 25 at the Worthville Fire Department. About 45 lot owners or family members of those interred there attend the meeting.

  • Habas retires from dental practice

    After 34 years working as a family dentist in Carrollton, Dr. Philip Habas is heading for retirement.

    “I have two grandkids now, so I’m looking forward to spending more time with them,” he said. “They live down in La Grange, so not too far away. I’ll have time to enjoy them while they are growing up.”

    Habas has a son and a daughter-in-law (Patrick and Katie Habas), two grandchildren (Lily, 18 months, and Reed, two months) and a step-daughter (Brittany Martin).

  • Sesquicentennial Sentiments: The News-Democrat wasn’t county’s first newspaper

    The News-Democrat is entering its 150th year of informing Carroll County residents of the latest news, features and other types of reading entertainment. Founded in 1868, the forerunner of the periodical you hold in your hands today was not the first newspaper published in the county. In fact, no less than six newspapers predated The Carrollton Democrat, and at least six other short-lived periodicals have provided news to Carroll residents down through the years.

  • Newspaper has covered changes over 150 years

    The Civil War had ended just a couple of years earlier and the nation was still recovering from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a native Kentuckian.

    Residents of Carrollton were hungry for news and the chance to keep up with local happenings, as well as those across the nation.

  • Sheriff Jamie Kinman arrested on felony charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, and class D felony.

  • Raises discussed to help gain, retain police officers

    Carrollton City Council is working to address the problem of how to retain its current police officers and how to attract new ones. In order to achieve these goals, Mayor Robb Adams and council members Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow discussed at the budget work session March 21, the possibility of offering raises–either for just the police department or for all city employees. This would be in addition to the up to 4 percent across the board raise already budgeted for fiscal year 2017-2018.

  • Preliminary budget includes funding for splash park, city hall renovations, raises

    A possible splash park at Point Park, new streetlights along Hwy. 227 and city hall building improvements topped Carrollton City Council’s annual budget meetings with department heads March 20-21, at city hall in preparation of passing the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. The budget will undergo a first and second reading prior to June 30, before it is finalized.

  • Williams shines on the national stage


    Landmark News Service

    Once a Rebel, always a Rebel.

    The phrase expresses pride in being an alumnus of Owen County High School. That phrase resonated Friday night when Northern Kentucky University freshman and 2016 OCHS graduate Carson Williams led the NKU Norse against the University of Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.