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  • Have you met ... Marjorie Bowers

    Carroll County resident Marjorie Bowers conquered her fear of heights by trekking a mountain range in the Tibetan Himalayas.

    Last year, she conquered clostrophobia – fear of tight spaces – by crawling 250 feet down a 3-foot-by-3-foot shaft into the depths of an Egyptian pyramid.

    Now she is fearless, she says with a smile.

    But conquering those fears actually has been more of a serendipitous by-product of her travels to such far-flung, exotic places. Rather, Bowers is attempting to quench her deep thirst for knowledge.

  • College-bound at JCTC-Carrollton

    Current and prospective students attended an open house at the Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton campus Monday night. Visitors had the opportunity to sit in on a class, talk with advisors, learn about financial aid and meet with representatives from JCTC, Northern Kentucky University, Lindsay Wilson College, University of Louisville and Spencerian College.

  • Ohio river crests Saturday morning

    The Ohio River crested Saturday morning at 50.1 feet, below the projected level of 51.7 feet, according to Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins. As of this morning, the Kentucky River had fallen by 2 feet at Lockport, upstream from Carrollton.

    The following roads  in Carroll County have been closed due to high water: Sheehan Road, Old Gilgal Road, Hampton Lane, Happy Hollow Road, Second Street (in Carrollton) and Notch Lick Road.

  • Bridge earns awards for swift action on design

    The expediency with which the planning phase of the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project was completed has caught the attention of the nation’s engineering firms.

  • Public forum set on Park to Park trails

    A public forum on a long-range master plan for Park to Park Trails, Phase II: Carrollton River Walk will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.
    Lose and Associates, the architectural firm hired to design the system of trails and greenways throughout the county, will present a master plan for the river walk, RV park, and other trails and amenities discussed at two previous public meetings. A synopsis of Park to Park Trails, Phase I (the Lock No. 1 project) will also be included.

  • County seeks road, bridge funding

    The News-Democrat

  • Businesses seek info on Sprint Cup’s local impact

    Since its announcement last August, it has been well known in the area that the Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County will be hosting its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on July 9. What affect it will have on its neighboring county from the southwest, however, has been up for debate.

  • Brain surgery aims to treat 9-year-old's epilepsy

    Dylan Williamson is a typical nine-year-old. He hops from one activity to the next with boundless energy, laughing and cracking jokes throughout.

    He loves playing the drums, just like his dad; racing miniature cars; driving the four-wheeler; playing the Wii; and spending the night at his grandma’s house. He dreams of being either a Wal-Mart truck driver or a racecar driver when he grows up.

    The difference between Dylan and other 9-year-olds? Seizures that will only go away with brain surgery.

  • CARROLLTON CITY COUNCIL

    City opens bids for disposal
    of trash, collection of recyclables

  • Police find meth lab in car, pair arrested

    Two Ghent residents were arrested early Saturday morning by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, after a mobile meth lab was discovered in their vehicle.