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  • 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.

  • New Business Preview: Patrons will see new businesses, owners

    The News-Democrat is highlighting local businesses that have recently opened or changed owners. More profiles will be published in upcoming editions.

    Artful Gifts Etc.

    Owner: Dinah Marshall

    Address: 509 Highland Ave, Carrollton 41008

    Phone: (502) 532-0155

    Opened: Spring of 2012

  • Ghent delays action

    A proposal to hire a building inspector for the city will have to be decided by the new Ghent City Commission next year.

    Commissioners at the Dec. 11 meeting agreed to table the proposal, brought by Tom Torline of Ghent.

    Torline has offered to contract with the city as building inspector on an as-needed basis to inspect new residential and commercial structures, as well as exterior additions such as decks “to determine if they are complying with code,” he told commissioners last week.