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  • 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
  • City eyes options for marketing analysis

    Main Street manager Sam Burgess presented Carrollton City Council with three options for completing the market analysis at their meeting Nov. 8.
    Danville hired RKG Associates to do their market analysis at a cost of $37,500; Murray hired Buxton for $30,000. Both prices are above the $12,000 allocated thus far by city council to pay for the study.
    The third option is contracting with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, which has done marketing analyses in the past, but not in the last five years. The cost would range from $8,000 to $10,000.

  • Four injured in wreck Friday

    Four Carroll County residents were flown to area hospitals by StatFlight helicopter with serious injuries sustained after they were ejected from a vehicle involved in a one-car wreck at 9:06 p.m. Friday. None of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

  • 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.