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  • 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.

  • General Butler Park to host rally for Airstream owners

    Carroll County’s General Butler State Resort Park will host the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International next week, Sept. 11-15.

    More than 65 Airstream vehicles are signed up for camping at Butler Park, from brand-new units to the iconic vintage aluminum trailers, said Larry Spaulding, a member of Region 5’s Kentucky Unit. Region 5 also includes six other units from Indiana and Illinois.

  • Prestonville city attorney resigns; tax rate set

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Alecia Gamm-Hubbard, city attorney for Prestonville, is leaving the post as of Sept. 19.

    Hubbard announced her resignation, effective Sept. 19, at the regular city commission meeting Aug. 19. 

    In a prepared statement, she cited “too many obligations” as her reason for leaving. “I believe we have accomplished a lot,” Hubbard told the commissioners. She said she did not want them to “feel abandoned.”