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Local News

  • The News-Democrat moves back to Thursdays

    Beginning next week, The News-Democrat will move back to publishing on Thursdays.

    Subscribers can expect their newspaper to arrive in mailboxes Thursday, Sept. 19, instead of on Wednesday, as it has the past 42 years, Publisher Jeff Moore said Monday.

    For more than 100 years, The News-Democrat was a Thursday newspaper, but made the move to Wednesdays on June 23, 1971.

  • City leaders call for state to toughen drug laws

    Permanently attacking the drug problem in Carroll County and across the state requires a change in the laws currently tying the hands of the local law enforcement and the court system.

    That was the message given by Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday. After bringing a list of suggestions on how to address the local heroin problem to the meeting Aug. 26, Carrollton resident Kathy Tingle returned to see what had been done so far.

  • Butler forests will be ‘devastated’ in 3-4 years

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Parks are looking for public input on how to address the Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is killing ash trees in General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Trimble man arrested for threatening area children

    Local law enforcement is actively investigating incidents in Trimble and Carroll counties where men have allegedly attempted to lure juvenile girls into their vehicles. In Trimble County, one arrest has been made in connection with the investigations.

    A Bedford man arrested in connection with several alleged crimes, including the attempted kidnapping of a juvenile, is out of jail, and “all area residents need to be on alert,” Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said.

  • Trimble County man arrested on charges including kidnapping
  • Carrollton City Council | Aug. 26 meeting

    Kemper hired for riverbank work

    City council accepted Kemper Construction’s low bid of $14,000 to excavate the Ohio River bank from Point Park to Welch’s Riverside Restaurant at Fifth and Main streets at the Aug. 26 meeting.

    The city received two other bids: Martin Excavating for $19,500 and Lykins Construction Co. for $22,000.

     

    Road work approved on Court and Fifth

  • Prestonville City Commission | Aug. 19, 2013

    Citizens ask questions about recent audits

    During the citizen’s comments portion of the Aug. 19, Prestonville Commission meeting, former mayor Spike Barnes addressed the mayor  and commissioners regarding the information included in the recent audit for 2010 and the auditor’s results. 

    Barnes wanted to set the record straight, and let the group know that he was not the mayor for part of 2010, as the audit had stated.  

  • New home for county road dept., taxes levied

    Carroll County is now the proud owner of the former state road barn located on Hwy. 227, near the high school football stadium.

    During the Fiscal Court meeting, rescheduled to Friday morning, Aug. 30, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the magistrates that he would be signing the deed to the property, previously owned by District 6 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, later that morning. The county owes a balance $101,600 for the property, he said. The total cost was $127,000.

  • Storms cancel concert, postpone fireworks to next day

    The City of Carrollton family celebration at Point Park was rained out Saturday for the third time. It was previously scheduled for the Fourth of July, then rescheduled two days later.

    Vendors were set up Saturday morning, but were forced to take cover when afternoon storms flared up and continued into the evening. Concerts by T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang and Dennis Wheeler were canceled. Fireworks were rescheduled and held Sunday evening.

  • Group hopes to aid recovering addicts

    Attendance was impressive as a group of concerned citizens held a second meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park in Carrollton to discuss ways to help recovering drug addicts and their families find much-needed support here in Carroll County.

    Hope Against Dope co-organizers Jeremy Tharp and Jessica Herrell held a meeting at the park shelter house the previous week, during which many people affected by drugs and alcohol addiction spoke about the need for more resources in the community.