Local News

  • Repairs to Butler Lake dam keep water level low longer


    The News-Democrat Intern

    The water level at Butler Lake will stay low a little longer, according to Larry Totten, the interim manager at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Originally, the lake was partially drained to allow workmen to fix a leak in a pipe in the earthen dam on the lake’s southern end, Totten said. This is the side closest to the Kentucky River.

  • Celebrating the Red, White and Blue
  • Renschler, Baker join to light up events with fireworks


    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were one of the approximately four to five thousand people who turned out on the Fourth of July for fireworks, you saw John Renschler’s pyromania first hand.

    Renschler met Mark Baker in 2006, close to when Baker opened his business Freedom Fireworks.

    Since then, John has worked on firework shows for about 20 years for various companies, including Summer Blast in Somerset.

  • Ghent P&Z names new zoning administrator

    Despite the chairman’s resignation and the failure of the mayor and city commission to appoint a zoning administrator, Ghent’s Planning and Zoning Commission resolved last week to continue to get the city’s work done.

    Karen Browning was elected chairman to replace Rusty Whisman, who submitted his resignation from the commission on May 24 to Mayor William Mumphrey. Browning, who was chairman in 2011, will serve out the remainder of Whisman’s term through December.

  • New clinic offers drug treatment for opiates

    A new clinic opening in Carroll County puts those addicted to opiate medications, such as OxyCotin, morphine and heroin, on a path to recovery.

    SelfRefind is scheduled to see its first patients July 21 above the new Kentucky Urgent Care center located at 329 Floyd Dr.

  • Bridge on Locust Road closed for repairs

    Road closings for bridge work and heating and cooling work at the courthouse were among the project-oriented discussion that dominated Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    The county did not learn until calls started coming in Monday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was going to close Hwy. 1492 on Locust Road to replace a bridge over Locust Creek.

  • Meals on Wheels offering more food choices with new ‘Savory Select’ meals

     Beginning July 1, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky’s Meals on Wheels program began a new chilled-to-hot meal for daily home delivery. 

    The chilled-to-hot “Savory Select” meals are nutritionally balanced with healthy proteins, crisper vegetables, al dente pastas and flavorful sauces.

    With more food choice and flexibility of meal time, these meals are far superior to traditional home delivered meals. 

  • Senior Calendar--July 4 2012

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

    Thursday, July 5: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 6: Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ping-pong, 10 a.m.

    Monday, July 9: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ladder ball, 10 a.m.; ice cream bars, 11:45 a.m.

  • At the Library--July 4 2012

     Wednesday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July Holiday.

    Thursday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; stories, and crafts for kids, ages 6-11, 1:30 p.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; playtime for children up to age five, 11 a.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; First Friday, Rain Gutter Regatta Artist reception, Jimmy Supplee, 6-7 p.m.

  • Loudens celebrate 40th anniversary

     Mariam “Cookie” Cull and Ira Louden exchanged vows on June 23, 1972, at the Carrollton Christian Church in Carrollton. with Bro. Paul Livesay officiating. Sandra Griffin was maid-of-honor and Dwight Louden was best-man. 

    On Sunday, June 24 the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with 52 of their relatives and long time friends aboard the Captain Quarters Princess Yacht in Louisville, Ky. Guests were treated to a buffet meal along with cupcakes from GiGi’s. They cruised for three hours on the Ohio River.