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  • Hearn search must go on, mother says

    The mother of a Worthville man who went missing during a tragic duck hunting trip last month has issued a plea for assistance in finding the remains of her son.

    Justin Hearn was among three Carroll County men who were duck hunting from a boat on the Ohio River on Monday, Dec. 13.

  • Local practice welcomes new physician

    The Carroll County Family Practice and Rural Health Clinic has welcomed a new physician to the Carroll County community. Dr. Kathy Short, M.D., recently moved here from Cardington, Ohio, having worked at a rural health care center in Mansfield, Ohio.

    “It’s like going home,” Short said of her arrival in Carrollton. “I like rural health care. I’m not a city girl. When I walked in the door it fit. The people here are very nice and friendly. It’s just like being home.”

  • Renovated and Ready

    Ongoing construction at Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School has entered the final of three stages, according to Carroll County School Superintendent Lisa James.

    James told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education during their Jan. 6 meeting that fourth graders moved into their newly-completed wing following the Christmas holiday break.

  • City acts to block adult oriented retail business

    The rumor mill has been churning lately about the possibility of an adult entertainment store coming to Carrollton and locating on Highland Avenue. However, if the revised ordinance relating to sexually oriented businesses passes, it will be much harder for this to occur.

  • Texting while driving law now in effect

    Kentucky lawmakers and police are putting a greater emphasis on reducing distracted driving in 2011.

    As of Jan. 1, fines will be levied against anyone caught texting while driving and against anyone under 18 years old caught using a cell phone while driving. Violators must pay a $25 fine for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense, plus court costs.

    Kentucky was the 22nd state to ban texting while driving. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers. Twelve of these laws were enacted in 2010 alone.

  • County swearing-in ceremony
  • Abramson set to speak at CCCDC annual meeting

    Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • RV park on Liter property tops new mayor’s agenda

    Walking into the mayor’s office Monday, a new, yet familiar, face sat behind the desk. Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry formally added a new title to his resume: Carrollton mayor.

    On his first morning in the office, McMurry completed the typical “first day” assignments, such as setting up his new e-mail account and visiting with people, letting them know he was there.

  • Top stories include bridge progress, Nextel Sprint Cup race, drownings

    2010 was a year packed full of news. The staff of The News-Democrat has compiled this list of the top 10 stories from the year. Last week, the top story — progress on Carrollton’s riverfront — was featured. This week, we take a look back at the year that was, with stories in order by date.

    Jan. 13 issue

  • Kinman ‘loves’ new job as Carroll County sheriff

    It was an early Monday morning for Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s first day at the office. A 6:30 a.m. wake up call for a horse in the road on Hwy. 389 was his first official call for service as the new sheriff of Carroll County.

    That was followed by two break-ins, a vandalism call in Ghent, a deceased horse call in Worthville and a car wreck in front of North American Stainless. Add to that general office duties and calls from concerned citizens about their taxes and that spells a very busy start for the new sheriff.