Local News

  • Firm named to develop park plan

    Point Park and downtown Carrollton may soon have a large terraced lawn for concerts and events, a walkway along the Ohio River, a native tree garden, an exercise trail and a spray park. Those are just some of the proposed amenities for the area by Lose & Associates, Inc., the winning landscape architecture and engineering firm that will be helping to design the park.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved the Lose proposal over CMW Inc.’s at the special council meeting held Thursday Feb. 3.

  • Save Kysoc effort continues behind the scenes

    Although the Save Camp Kysoc Committee didn’t meet during January, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson says work continues behind the scenes.

    The committee voted in December to establish a board of directors and write a set of by-laws as a non-profit foundation. Tomlinson met with local attorney Ruth Baxter to initiate that process.

  • Sherrard, Taylor win KPA awards

    News-Democrat staff writers Kristin Sherrard and Dave Taylor walked away with some hardware from the Kentucky Press Association’s annual banquet, held on Jan. 21 in Louisville.

  • Correction

    In the police brief “Family Dollar manager charged with theft” in the Jan. 26 edition of The News-Democrat, Dorette Sue Noble was misidentified in the body of the story as being the manager at another store. She was the store manager at Family Dollar when she was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.

  • Council Briefs

    Carrollton City Council heard the first reading for Ordinance 2011-03 amending sewer rates for Carrollton Utilities customers at their meeting Jan. 24. Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne explained the purpose of the change was to add debt service on to the out of town rate for Ghent customers.

  • County contributes to CCMH improvements

    In a cafeteria filled with board members and employees of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital and the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson yesterday presented a check for $100,000 to CCMH Board Chairman Jean Pyles and hospital administrator Kanute Rarey.

    Fiscal Court voted during its Jan. 25 meeting to return a loan payment in the amount of $100,000 to the hospital to use as working capital during 2011.

  • Carrollton man found dead after accident

    The body of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, was found Monday, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.

  • JCTC gets deed for new site

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus is one step closer to having a new home.

    At a news conference held at North American Stainless Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear presented the college’s president Dr. Tony Newberry with a deed for 30 acres of land that was once part of Camp Kysoc.

    The effort to build on the new site also received a boost with a $100,000 donation from North American Stainless.

  • Super Sunday sibling rivalry

    When two of pro football’s most storied franchises meet on the sport’s biggest stage Sunday night, millions around the country will be watching, including two of the teams’ biggest fans in Carroll County: Daryl and Jimmy Ray.

    While the brothers will be cheering against one another in Super Bowl XLV—Daryl for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jimmy for the Green Bay Packers — the rivalry won’t extend past the final whistle.