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  • Bolt-action rifles offer accuracy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - For many firearm deer hunters in Kentucky, the tool of choice is the bolt-action centerfire rifle.

    With a little gunsmithing work and the right ammunition along with pre-season shooting practice, deer hunters will be ready to close the deal when a shooter buck walks into range this November.

    The first step is to find a competent gunsmith who can accomplish three procedures: adjusting the trigger pull, free-floating the rifle’s barrel and bedding its action.

  • Signs of Addiction

    SelfRefind, which is opening a clinic in Carroll County this month, has identified 10 key warning signs of opiate dependency for family members, friends and loved ones who are worried about someone taking prescription medications, such as OxyCotin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine or who are using heroin.

    Usage increase. As individuals become tolerant of prescription medications at the prescribed dosage, it is common for them to increase the amount of medications, indicating that the original amount is no longer providing relief.

  • Kinman withdraws plan to develop property

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Herb Kinman has withdrawn his proposed plan to develop the property bordered by Port William Lane and Schuerman Street in Carrollton.

    His proposal would have meant two duplexes and an alley would be built on the triangular piece of land.

    At the public hearing before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday, July 2, Kinman asked of the eight community members assembled if they had any objections. Many of them raised their hands.

  • Repairs to Butler Lake dam keep water level low longer

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The water level at Butler Lake will stay low a little longer, according to Larry Totten, the interim manager at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Originally, the lake was partially drained to allow workmen to fix a leak in a pipe in the earthen dam on the lake’s southern end, Totten said. This is the side closest to the Kentucky River.

  • Celebrating the Red, White and Blue
  • Renschler, Baker join to light up events with fireworks

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were one of the approximately four to five thousand people who turned out on the Fourth of July for fireworks, you saw John Renschler’s pyromania first hand.

    Renschler met Mark Baker in 2006, close to when Baker opened his business Freedom Fireworks.

    Since then, John has worked on firework shows for about 20 years for various companies, including Summer Blast in Somerset.

  • Ghent P&Z names new zoning administrator

    Despite the chairman’s resignation and the failure of the mayor and city commission to appoint a zoning administrator, Ghent’s Planning and Zoning Commission resolved last week to continue to get the city’s work done.

    Karen Browning was elected chairman to replace Rusty Whisman, who submitted his resignation from the commission on May 24 to Mayor William Mumphrey. Browning, who was chairman in 2011, will serve out the remainder of Whisman’s term through December.

  • New clinic offers drug treatment for opiates

    A new clinic opening in Carroll County puts those addicted to opiate medications, such as OxyCotin, morphine and heroin, on a path to recovery.

    SelfRefind is scheduled to see its first patients July 21 above the new Kentucky Urgent Care center located at 329 Floyd Dr.

  • Bridge on Locust Road closed for repairs

    Road closings for bridge work and heating and cooling work at the courthouse were among the project-oriented discussion that dominated Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    The county did not learn until calls started coming in Monday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was going to close Hwy. 1492 on Locust Road to replace a bridge over Locust Creek.

  • Meals on Wheels offering more food choices with new ‘Savory Select’ meals

     Beginning July 1, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky’s Meals on Wheels program began a new chilled-to-hot meal for daily home delivery. 

    The chilled-to-hot “Savory Select” meals are nutritionally balanced with healthy proteins, crisper vegetables, al dente pastas and flavorful sauces.

    With more food choice and flexibility of meal time, these meals are far superior to traditional home delivered meals.