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  • County swearing-in ceremony
  • Abramson set to speak at CCCDC annual meeting

    Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • RV park on Liter property tops new mayor’s agenda

    Walking into the mayor’s office Monday, a new, yet familiar, face sat behind the desk. Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry formally added a new title to his resume: Carrollton mayor.

    On his first morning in the office, McMurry completed the typical “first day” assignments, such as setting up his new e-mail account and visiting with people, letting them know he was there.

  • Top stories include bridge progress, Nextel Sprint Cup race, drownings

    2010 was a year packed full of news. The staff of The News-Democrat has compiled this list of the top 10 stories from the year. Last week, the top story — progress on Carrollton’s riverfront — was featured. This week, we take a look back at the year that was, with stories in order by date.

    Jan. 13 issue

  • Kinman ‘loves’ new job as Carroll County sheriff

    It was an early Monday morning for Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s first day at the office. A 6:30 a.m. wake up call for a horse in the road on Hwy. 389 was his first official call for service as the new sheriff of Carroll County.

    That was followed by two break-ins, a vandalism call in Ghent, a deceased horse call in Worthville and a car wreck in front of North American Stainless. Add to that general office duties and calls from concerned citizens about their taxes and that spells a very busy start for the new sheriff.

  • Dow Corning purchases Meritor property

    Dow Corning Corp. has announced the purchase of the ArvinMeritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems Inc. property located on U.S. Hwy. 42 in Carroll County Tuesday. 

    The 142-acre site borders Dow Corning to the east. The purchase was completed last month, according to a news release Tuesday.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • Riverfront Progress

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD
    The News-Democrat
    From the moment Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden stepped into office in January 2006, part of his focus was on developing the riverfront along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

    For years, many have said they wanted a river walk, but little to no action had been made. Louden was one of those who recognized the opportunity and seized it.

  • Light up the Holidays

    Congratulations to Joe and Sandy Beall, winners of this year’s Light up the Holidays outdoor decorating contest.

  • Community Food Baskets