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  • Foggy conditions contribute to fatal wreck on Hwy. 36 West

    A fatal accident just after 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, about a mile east of the Milton city limits, blocked traffic on Hwy. 36 West for several hours.

    A Kentucky State Police news release stated that Jennifer Lundergan, 21, of Huntingburg, Ind., attempted to pass another vehicle as she traveled toward Milton in foggy conditions. Lundergan’s minivan struck an SUV headed toward Carrollton head on, sending both vehicles into an embankment on the south side of the road near the Richwood Plantation.

  • Chamber banquet offers food, fun and networking

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards and recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 14, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

    Chamber of Commerce President Mark Smith said the banquet is one of the organization’s premiere events.

    “It’s been a signature event for Chamber for a long time,” Smith said.

    He gave credit for the event’s success in recent years to banquet committee chairwoman Michelle Goff.

  • Miller seeks zoning change to move car lot

    Supporters of a plan to put a used-car lot on the northeast corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue went before the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission during a public hearing Monday night, Aug. 4.

    Longtime businessman Dean Miller, who owns Miller’s Auto Sales at 1305 Highland Ave., is in negotiations with officials from a company that plans to buy that property and build a grocery store.

  • Career funding aids with job training

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.

  • One man injured after motorcycle accident

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    One man was injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 22, on Kings Ridge Road in Carroll County.

    Timothy Besselman, 40, of Carroll County was traveling northbound on Kings Ridge Road when a deer allegedly ran out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. Besselman hit a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle on to the roadway. The motorcycle was recovered down over a hill, Kinman said.

  • Deadline to file for fall elections Aug. 12

    With less than two weeks left until the deadline to file for local non-partisan races, only five candidates have completed the paperwork to run for the 32 positions up for grabs this fall in city races and on school board and the soil and conservation district.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday she believes people just have not realized how close it has gotten to the deadline, figuring they have been busy with other summertime activities.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton
  • JCTC to expand Early College program; new faculty added

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    This fall, Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, will see the expansion of their Early College Program to include three new counties and a total of nearly 100 high school students. 

    The Early College program was established in 2013-2014 and included Carroll and Oldham County students. This year, the program will pick up students from Henry, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • Girls Day Out project earns national innovation award

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, based in Florence, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Girl’s Day Out, Women Building a Better World project.