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  • Have you met ... Becky Tull

    Though Becky Tull’s parents resided in Switzerland County, Ind., she would be born in Carroll County, since Tull’s father brought his wife to be with her parents in Carroll County for her delivery. This was fitting, because although Tull would live in many places throughout her life, her roots would be in Carroll County where she was born.

    That was in 1921, and her parents, Herbert and Florence Bell Wood Morgan, would have a total of six children, who Tull would help to raise when her mother died ten years later.

  • KU agrees to pay $300K for air-quality violations

    Kentucky Utilities has agreed to pay $300,000 in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Ghent Generating Station.

    The settlement, filed Dec. 20, also requires KU to pay up to $500,000 to complete a mitigation project, which will involve converting an elementary school in its service area from a coal-burning furnace to geothermal technology.

  • A Christmas tradition

    The Carrollton Fire Department’s Christmas with a Fireman program shopped for three children in two families this year. The department bought the children clothes and toys at VF Outlet and Walmart, as well as Christmas dinner from Kroger. The gifts were delivered on Christmas Eve.

  • Long project list faces county in ‘13

    Working to secure funding for a new community college campus in the county and replacement of the Hwy. 36 bridge at Locust Creek top Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s priority list for 2013.

    In an interview Wednesday, Dec. 26, Tomlinson looked ahead to a busy year of county projects.

  • New businesses abound in ‘13

    The News-Democrat is highlighting local businesses that have recently opened or changed owners. This is the second installment; more profiles will be published in upcoming editions.

    Miss B’s Boutique and Consignment

    Owners: Jeff Harmon and Teresa Shaw

    Address: 445 Main Street, Carrollton, 41008

    Phone: (502) 663-2176

    Opened: Dec. 3, 2012

  • Arrest made connected to six city burglaries

    A Carrollton man was arrested on Christmas Eve after items discovered at his home connected him to six burglaries throughout the city of Carrollton during December. The Carrollton Police Department has been investigating 15 residential burglaries and thefts from two vehicles.

  • River walk tops city new year priority list

    This year looks like it may be the one. The year when residents will finally see progress being made on one of the most sought-after and highly-anticipated projects: the river walk.

    In an interview Dec. 19, Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry said completing the river walk along the Ohio River, as well as installing the splash park at Point Park, is his top priority in 2013.

  • Swearing-In Ceremonies
  • Thank you, Santa
  • Making spirits bright ...

    The 12th annual Shop with a Cop event was held Thursday, Dec. 20. The event is sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center. Fifty-three children shopped with officers and volunteers at VF Outlet and Walmart, while 24 younger children were shopped for in advance. Over the past 11 years, more than 830 children have been helped and more than $156,000 has been spent.