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Local News

  • City prepares to hire new police officer to replace Jamie Kinman

    Carrollton Police Department is looking to hire an already trained officer to fill the spot left by Officer Jamie Kinman, who will take office as the Carroll County Sheriff in January.
    According to the advertisement that ran in last week’s News-Democrat, applicants must be a certified police officer in the State of Kentucky, have completed the Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Academy and have a current POPS certificate. The deadline for applications is Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Fighting for our freedom: Community salutes veterans

    Echoes. The percussion of a single artillery field piece being discharged 21 times reverberated from the point of origin at Carrollton’s Point Park down the hills and hollows of the Ohio River valley. The plaintive echo of twin trumpets sending up the evening salute of “Taps” in the fading twilight brought to a somber end an evening of reflection and tribute to local veterans of military service.

  • Feeding the hungry

        A combination of the downturn of our economy, poor farming conditions and serious illnesses has resulted in an increase of people in Carroll County being in need of food assistance this year.

    About 80 percent of the items in the community food pantry, located in the basement of St. John’s Catholic Church, are collected during the Scouting for Food drive. This year’s drive could not come soon enough.

  • Back at camp

    It was a day filled with hugs, laughter, smiles and tears as longtime campers, counselors and staff gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion at Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc Saturday.

    More than 200 visitors signed the guest register, according to longtime camp employee Sue Marsh. Past camper Lisa Miller came with her family from Kansas City, Mo. Past counselors traveled from all over Kentucky and Indiana—Stacey Lehrer came all the way from Rhode Island—to enjoy the reunion.

  • Thursday program honors area veterans at Point Park

    Carroll County residents will gather to pay tribute to area veterans at special ceremonies at Carrollton’s Point Park tomorrow evening.

    The program is set to begin at 5 p.m. with a concert by the Carroll County High School band.

    Also presenting musical selections will be the high school chorus, Helen Mumphrey and Brandon Stewart.

    U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) James Supplee will be the keynote speaker. Supplee is among local National Guardsmen who served in the Vietnam War in 1968-69.

  • Saturday celebration honors Kysoc in hopes the camp will reopen

    The community is invited to tour the Camp Kysoc facility Saturday, Nov. 13, at the former Easter Seals facility at 1902 Easterday Road.

    The Save Camp Kysoc committee will be hosting a 50th anniversary celebration at the camp from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to join former campers and staff members for a day of reminiscing about camp experiences from years past.

  • Bad job?

    Local officials have expressed concerns about patch work performed recently by state highway department crews and subcontractors on roads in Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson met recently with engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 office to inspect the work and evaluate other traffic concerns in the county.

  • Scouts to collect for local food pantry

    Lack of farming work, serious illnesses that prevent people from working and the lack of permanent  40 hour a week jobs and full time jobs has resulted in many people seeking food this year.

    An average of 30 families are asking for food each week through the Community Food Pantry and the Carroll County Crisis Center. 

  • Raising awareness
  • Downtown Carrollton project to light up holidays

    Carrollton’s historic architecture will be enhanced this holiday season as lights outline the buildings in the area around the downtown square.

    The city of Carrollton and four community organizations have agreed to share the cost of hanging holiday lights along the roofline of some of the buildings in downtown for three years.