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  • Costs rise for county-provided insurance

    Some of Carroll County’s 58 employees will face increased costs for their health insurance copays and deductibles in 2011, but much of the burden falls on the county  as premiums increase by 10 percent next year
    Healthcare coverage, which the county provides for its employees, will cost about $800,000 in 2011.
    At its Nov. 23 meeting, Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to keep its insurance with United Healthcare, the current carrier, after a review of more than a dozen different options that included proposals from Anthem and Bluegrass Insurance.

  • A holiday favorite to see

    A holiday classic is coming to Carrollton. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” performed by 19 Carroll County High School students, will soon grace the stage in the CCHS cafeteria. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 11. Tickets will be on sale at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students.

  • One killed, four injured in explosion at Harsco Metals

    A Madison, Ind., man was killed and four others injured in an explosion Tuesday, Nov. 24 that occurred at Harsco Metals facility in Gallatin County.
    Kentucky State Police said the local dispatch center in Gallatin County received a report at 3:27 p.m. last Tuesday from Harsco Metals, a contractor for Gallatin Steel, that a serious injury work-related accident had just occurred. Troopers and detectives from Post 5 responded to investigate the fatal work-related accident.

  • Copper thieves hit Nugent Sand again

    Nugent Sand Company, 5503 Hwy. 36 W, Carrollton, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons responsible for the theft of wiring from company conveyors. The most recent occurrence was over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    Plant Supervisor Rick Leach told The News-Democrat that the expense to the company involved in the most recent theft would be significant.

  • Tire explosion kills one, injures four at Harsco Metals Ghent facility

    A Madison, Ind., man was killed and four others injured in an explosion that occurred at Harsco Metals facility in Gallatin County.
    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, troopers and detectives from Post 5 responded to a call to investigate a fatal work-related accident.
    State police reported that the local dispatch center in Gallatin County received a report at 3:27 p.m. from Harsco Metals, a contractor for Gallatin Steel, that a serious injury work-related accident had just occurred.

  • Construction on I-71 at Sparta until next year

    Local residents traveling to northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area should be aware of possible travel delays. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office has announced that an asphalt overlay rehabilitation project has begun on the northbound side of Interstate 71.

    The 18-mile section of construction work is located between the vicinity of Exit 57 at Sparta in Gallatin County (mile-marker 57.9) and the I-71/I-75 interchange near Walton (mile-marker 77.7).

  • Council to create code enforcement board

    Carrollton residents who would like to appeal a civil citation issued to them by the city will soon have an additional opportunity to have their case dropped before it reaches circuit court.

    City council held the first reading of Ordinance 2010-16 Monday night, creating a code enforcement board. City attorney Nick Marsh said the board is being created because of a change in the Kentucky statute that now requires first through fourth class cities currently prosecuting nuisance code violations to have a code enforcement board. Carrollton is a fourth class city.

  • Schools readying for new state testing

    Carroll County school administrators, like other school officials around Kentucky, are gearing up for implementation of new assessment and accountability requirements for public schools.

  • Tis the season for giving

    Alex Jeffrey, a 12-year-old in the First Baptist Church youth group, was up early Saturday to help those in need in the community.

    Jeffrey volunteered for his third Scouting for Food drive saying he likes to help “because it helps people out in the community and then you don’t have to watch as many people suffer.”

  • VIDEO: 2010 Veterans Day Remembrance