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  • Resident wants long-term camping back

    A Carrollton resident asked City Council to revisit the issue of long-term campers at 2Rivers Campground.

    Nicole Dunn said she is an avid camper, and it was her impression and that of other fellow residents that the previous long-term campers did not look too bad. We have properties in town that need to be cleaned up and we’re worried about a few trailers? she asked.

    Eight campers at $800 per month would be $6,400 of positive income for the campground, she said.

  • Stark’s office receives recognition for organ donation participation

     Carroll County’s Driver’s License office has been presented a large tin of “thank you” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life, for its exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

  • High-flying good time at fair
  • River walk a reality

    A City of Carrollton ribbon cutting Saturday, June 14, marked the official opening of the river walk along the Ohio River.

    The 10-foot wide walk runs along the bank from Fifth Street to the parking lot at Point Park and has decorative stamping on the edge. The lighting along the path is now operational, and the benches will be installed soon.

  • Ghent post office closing its doors

    The post office in Ghent will close its doors on July 9, as operations handled there shift to the Warsaw office.

    Ghent Postmaster Retta Lykens said city residents who have post office boxes will have to change their addresses to their physical location and purchase a rural route box for delivery beginning July 10.

    This means that about 127 people who now receive their mail inside the Ghent Post Office must adopt a new address, which is their physical home address for rural route for delivery.

    “This is not a walking city route,” she said.

  • Police arrest 18 in latest drug roundup

    Thirteen people were arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges after a drug roundup Thursday, June 12, covering Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 13 people who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics

  • Construction abounds this summer in county

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Ongoing roadwork was the main topic of discussion at the Carroll County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Friday, June 13.

  • Caterpillars create change in children’s corner

    Carroll County Public Library would like to introduce everyone to its two new friends in the children’s section: Smarty Marty and Skittle. If you haven’t visited the library lately, the two new additions are hard to miss.

  • Thirteen contestants vie for title of Carrollton Idol

    From the audition process to the talent to the location, Carrollton Idol has grown bigger and more extravagant in its third year as the area’s premier singing competition. After two years at the Carroll County Fair, Carrollton Idol has broken out on its own and will host a two-night show June 27-28 at the Carroll County Middle School. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

  • City Council | Special meeting June 16, 2014

    City amends 2013-2014 budget