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  • Search for missing Worthville hunter terminated

    The Ohio River search and recovery operations for Worthville resident Justin Hearn were officially terminated on Wednesday, Dec. 15, according to Gary Catron, public information officer for the Indiana Department of Fish and Wildlife District 9 based in Versailles, Ind.

  • Council Briefs

    City code enforcement board to be created

    Carrollton City council approved the second reading of Ordinance 2010-16 creating the code enforcement board. Mayor Dwight Louden had initially planned on making appointments to the board, but decided to allow mayor-elect Gene McMurry to do so instead when he takes office in January.

    New Teen Council
    members introduced

  • Grant assists with dead animal disposal

    Carroll County Conserv-ation District received a $5,000 grant funded by the Kentucky Division of Conservation to assist Carroll County Fiscal Court in the dead animal removal project for the county. Each year the county is plagued by dead animals, such as deer, dogs, horses and cows.

  • Shop with a Cop to aid 124 children this Christmas

    When Mike Willhoite took over as chief of the Carrollton Police Department on Jan. 1, 2001, he had an idea in mind for a program he wanted to bring to the city: Shop with a Cop.

    The Shop with a Cop program provides presents for children who may not otherwise receive any for Christmas. Willhoite had watched the local news and had seen what other departments in Louisville and Cincinnati did with their programs over the years and saw no reason why this could not be done in Carrollton as well. “It was something I always had the idea to do,” he said.

  • Enlightening Ebeneezer
  • Committee to take steps toward saving Camp Kysoc

    The committee seeking to reopen Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc plans to establish a board of directors and write a set of by-laws as a non-profit foundation. The action was given top priority during Thursday’s Save Camp Kysoc Committee meeting.

    “We want to make this our top priority and if we have to spend some of our money for an attorney fee we’ll do it,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

  • NKADD set to prepare marketing study plan

    After months of speculation, the city of Carrollton is finally moving forward with its market analysis. City council unanimously approved hiring the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to conduct the study at its meeting Monday night.

    The cost is $7,480, which is within the $12,000 previously allotted by council to perform the analysis.

  • Worthville man missing after accident on river

    Search crews were continuing their efforts at press time Tuesday to locate a missing Worthville man who was swept into the Ohio River after the boat from which he and two friends were waterfowl hunting about 2.25 miles upstream of Florence, Ind.

    Justin Hearn, 20, was among three Carroll County men who were duck hunting from a boat when the craft was struck and submerged by a wave, according to Chris Curtis of the Gallatin County Emergency Dispatch Office.

  • Nugent Sand copper stolen, reward offered

    Nugent Sand Company is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for the theft of wiring from company conveyors.

    The company, located at 5503 Hwy. 36 W, Carrollton, was hit by thieves over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    Plant Supervisor Rick Leach told The News-Democrat that the expense to the company involved in the most recent theft would be significant.

  • Council brief

    The city of Carrollton continues to make progress on the riverfront project. The city closed on three properties Monday afternoon that it had purchased on Main Street along the Ohio River.

    Mayor Dwight Louden said the city purchased Bill and Kathy Arvin’s property at 207 Main Street for $42,500; three lots from Bill Frederic around 217 Main Street for $35,000; and two riverfront lots from John Glauber for $28,000.

    In a special meeting Monday, council also authorized the mayor to purchase additional property in Carrollton for the project.