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  • Preliminary budget includes funding for splash park, city hall renovations, raises

    A possible splash park at Point Park, new streetlights along Hwy. 227 and city hall building improvements topped Carrollton City Council’s annual budget meetings with department heads March 20-21, at city hall in preparation of passing the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. The budget will undergo a first and second reading prior to June 30, before it is finalized.

  • Williams shines on the national stage

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Once a Rebel, always a Rebel.

    The phrase expresses pride in being an alumnus of Owen County High School. That phrase resonated Friday night when Northern Kentucky University freshman and 2016 OCHS graduate Carson Williams led the NKU Norse against the University of Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

  • CU, first responders attend pipeline training

    Above ground utilities catch peoples’ attention as they see them every day. Underground utilities tend to be forgotten, unless there is problem.

    Detection of underground problems, such as leaks or natural breaks in pipelines, are often delayed until the symptoms reach the surface.

  • Mullins joins News-Democrat staff

    Perry Park resident Renee Mullins has joined the staff of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner as the newspapers’ new circulation coordinator.

    Mullins most recently worked at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, handling accounts receivable for patients, before starting at The News-Democrat, March 6.

    She has always worked in customer service and accounting, bringing those key skills and experience to the job.

  • Ghent commissioners vote again to enact ordinances not published

    The city of Ghent has taken steps to finalize several ordinances that had been voted on and passed in 2016, but never published to make them official.

    The city had a turbulent year in 2016, being without a city clerk much of the time. During this period, city leaders have determined that they failed to publish the ordinances commissioners had voted to adopt, which is the final step in passing each of them.

  • Be our guest: CCHS presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Relive the romance and the excitement of one of Walt Disney’s most cherished love stories, as the Carroll County High School drama club presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Trimble bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Animal shelter actively returning, adopting dogs

    When you finish the math, there are only three dogs at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Hartman reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday that 31 dogs had been received by the shelter, with 16 transferred to rescues, five returned to their owners and seven adopted from the shelter.

  • Businesses recover from storm damage

    Local businesses are still recovering from the wind storm that blew through Carroll County at approximately 6:30 a.m. March 1, and left substantial damage in its wake.

    Mi Viejo, a Mexican restaurant located on Hwy. 227, sustained structural and water damage. The damage closed the restaurant’s doors until repairs could be completed.

  • Debris removal continues; CU offers natural gas valves

    In Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight’s absence, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday that Public Works has been busy cleaning up tree limbs and other debris following the wind storm March 1. Adams said the city has received numerous calls from residents regarding limbs, and he said Public Works would be around a second time to pick them up. However, residents must cut the tree into chunks that the backhoe can pick up. Residents must dispose of the root ball, he said.