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  • Have you met ... the Cary family

    By SARAH BEACH
    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.

  • Road project plans see changes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects to complete maintenance work on a bridge crossing Locust Creek on state Hwy. 1492 this week.

    According to a KYTC news release Tuesday, motorists will see that bridge reopen Friday, July 20. Until that time, they are asked to follow the detour signs.

    Another planned project on Hwy. 47 has been delayed until fall, while work will begin work next week on Hwy. 55.

  • Leaders talk about other issues related to Butler Park

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker met with local government and community leaders Wednesday, July 11 to discuss how General Butler State Resort Park and the community can work together.

  • Park, community need to work together

    One of the biggest draws for visitors to Carroll County is that it is home to one of Kentucky’s 50 state parks: General Butler State Resort Park. However, as the state budget continues to shrink and the revenue stream slows at Butler, local community leaders and park officials are looking for ways to work together for mutual benefit.

  • Annual veterans program set for Aug. 9

     On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 p.m. you are invited to attend the seventh annual Veterans Recognition Event. 

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event at the John Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County. 

    The featured speaker is a two-tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who will talk about his time in Iraq and his current issues with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

  • 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