.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Company faces steep fines for bridge delay

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is levying fines against Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., the firm in charge of the bridge-replacement project at Locust Creek on Hwy. 36.

    According to Judy’s contract with District 6, Hwy. 36 was supposed to be reopened to traffic by Saturday, June 8, and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • CCCDC hires former NKY Main Street manager

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation (CCCDC) has a new executive director. Bob Yoder took the position on Monday, June 3.

    Yoder’s previous experience includes work with Northern Kentucky Community Action, renaissance coordinator for the City of Erlanger and Main Street manager for the City of Newport.

  • Trolley plan presented to council

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to bring senior citizens to community events? Or provide a mode of transportation for those who need a ride to the grocery? Or to bring visitors from General Butler State Resort Park into the heart of downtown Carrollton?

    According to the Carroll County trolley committee, the way to do all that and more is to purchase a trolley.

    Chairman Deborah Garrett presented the idea to Carrollton City Council on Monday, June 10.

  • It’s fair time
  • Carroll County donates $4,732 to Crusade for Children
  • Performers ready for C’ton Idol stage

    Dim the lights, cue the music. Carrollton Idol returns to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Carroll County Fair.

    The singing competition, a local take on the TV hit “American Idol,” which will feature 12 local talents vying for the title of Carrollton Idol and a $300 grand prize. Runner-up will receive $150 and third place will receive $50.

  • Highlights of the 2013 Carroll County Fair

     Back to the 80s Concert

     7 p.m. Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Friday, June 14
     

    Re-live the glory days of the 1980s as Carrollton Idol contestants belt out the hits. There also will be a tribute to the late George Jones, organizer Melanie Stewart said.

    At the June 14 show, four children will sing: Shianne Mefford, Jaden Stephens, Ryan Cain and Kaitlyn Reynolds.

     

    Truck and Tractor Pull

    8 p.m. Friday, June 7
     

  • Fiscal court OKs bid to replace Buffalo Creek bridge

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $110,000 bid May 28 to replace the deteriorating Buffalo Creek Road bridge.

    Luhn and Oak Construction of Carrollton submitted the one bid for replacing the bridge that has been reduced to one lane.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the bid advertisement attracted the attention of three local companies and a fourth outside the area. However, only Luhn and Oak turned in a bid.

  • Roarin' through town

    The Carrollton Lions Club held its annual poker run on Saturday, June 1, in memory of Mike Gividen. While the weather did not look promising, 39 people participated on motorcycles, and in cars and pickup trucks. Conflicting events also contributed to the low turnout. The Lions Club still decided to host the poker run, but shortened the run and number of stops so the day would not be lost for everyone who came out to show their support.

  • Farmers Market setting up at Point Park on Wednesdays

     By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Wednesday afternoons for the RiverView Farmers Market will now take place at the intersection of Second and Main Streets near Point Park, due to the sidewalk renovation at the courthouse.

    The farmer’s market will still be held from 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays, as well as from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Hometown Pizza on Hwy. 227.