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  • Hayley Franklin vies for Miss Kentucky crown

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    This year’s Miss Kentucky just might come from Carroll County.

    Hayley Franklin is well-known for her pageant work all over the region and the state, and this July she will be competing for the crown of Miss Kentucky 2012. She will be representing Miss Heart of the East, a title she won this spring.

  • Man who jumped from Pville bridge still missing

    Law enforcement continues its search for a Madison, Ind., man who reportedly jumped from the Kentucky River Bridge between Prestonville and Carrollton on Thursday, June 21.

    An anonymous person called the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday regarding a naked man standing on the rail of the bridge, which links Carrollton and Prestonville. According to a news release, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott arrived on scene about 30 seconds later.

  • State Police outline traffic, parking plan for QS400

    While last year’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway was largely a success, the traffic and parking problems left a bad taste in the mouths of many race fans. Because of this, Kentucky State Police took the reigns this year and presented its traffic and parking plan at a news conference Thursday, June 21, at the racetrack.

  • Campground built to bring in visitors

    Some Carrollton City Councilmembers are concerned about the public’s perception of the Two Rivers Campground.

    At Monday night’s meeting. Councilman Larry Morgan said he has talked to several city residents who are concerned about the campground and whether or not it is currently making money or will in the future.

  • Cleaning up at River Sweep

    River Sweep 2012 took place on Saturday, June 16. The event was sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program, with corporate support from North American Stainless. Dow Corning purchased lunch for the participants. The event also received the support of Carroll County Fiscal Court, the city of Carrollton and Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Prestonville progresses on rec center, city hall
  • Relay to top $80,000

    Donations continue to roll in, but Carroll County Relay for Life had raised $79,835 as of Saturday morning.

  • Ghent OKs bid for water line project

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the lowest of two bids sought to replace a culvert on Ferry Street, from the corner of U.S. 42 to Davis Street. The vote was made during the commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

  • CCHS ranks high in Post challenge

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School has been ranked with Ryle, Manual, North Oldham, Ballard and Covington Latin in the recent Washington Post High School Challenge.

    The High School Challenge is “a measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college,” according to the Washington Post website.

    Carroll County was ranked 12th, right after Woodford County and before Ryle High School.

  • Fireworks return for the Fourth

    A 24-minute firework display over the Ohio River will highlight the first July Fourth Family Celebration, a free event July 3-4 at Point Park. The festival will feature bands, arts and crafts booths, a flea market, food vendors, a car show and inflatables.

    Music will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m., however vendors will be set up in the afternoon. The event will kick back up at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Kentucky Kruizers car show beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.