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  • Celebrating Derby Week
  • Harris earned Purple Heart, Bronze Star during his service

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT

    Special to Landmark News Service

    In the small Kentucky town of Owenton, you might see a few signs around that direct you to the nearest restaurant or county attraction. It’s likely no one really thinks much about who created that sign. 

    But in Owen County, you would be in for the story of a lifetime. 

    May 8, 2015, marks the 70-year anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe), which was the day that the Germans surrendered during World War II.

  • County severs ties with the Rescue Squad

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution revoking its agreement with Carroll County Rescue at a special meeting, May 1.

    The resolution terminates the affiliation agreement the county had signed June 26, 2014, with the rescue squad for search and rescue services, primarily vehicle extractions.

    The ending of the relationship between Carroll County Rescue Squad and the county stems from the deteriorating relationship between Carroll County Director of Emergency Services Ed Webb and Carroll Count Rescue Chief Mark Ellis.

  • Back In My Day: Stout grew up on Highland, wrote for The News-Democrat

    Carolyn Stout has seen many changes to Carrollton and Carroll County over the years.

    She grew up on Highland Avenue, or sometimes known as High Street, in one of the two matching brick houses just down the street from her current home.

  • Carroll County At Work: Nana Adams is living her dream of ‘doing hair’

    Walk inside New Image beauty shop in downtown Carrollton, and you will likely be greeted by the hum of at least one of the six driers, the chatter of mostly women in the worn leather chairs and the infectious laugh of hairdresser Nana Adams.

    If you’re not a regular, you will likely be asked to wait, as Nana and fellow hairdresser Chuck Gordon are virtually booked up with their loyal customers, who Nana refers to as her family. She has worked at New Image since 1986 and has owned the shop since 1990.

  • Prestonville semi-truck ordinance has first reading

    It’s spring cleaning time in the city of Prestonville.

    The annual city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, May 2, members of the Prestonville City Commission learned at the April 20, meeting.

    Four dumpsters will be placed within the city limits and all Prestonville residents are encouraged to make use of the dumpsters, and clean up their property.

  • Trash covers banks after rains

    Clean up from the spring floods have begun along the Carrollton riverfront. City of Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said he could not remember the rivers staying up like they have this month. Public Works is in the process of cleaning mud from the river walk and the lower Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot for the third time this spring.

  • Adjusting to college includes time management, getting involved

    By RAENAH HAWKINS

    For The News-Democrat

    Universities and colleges across the state of Kentucky are made up of students from small towns who have dreams of becoming successful when they graduate. Sometimes these dreams are bigger than their hometown itself.

  • Council approves first readings for 2015-2016 city, utilities budgets

    Funding for new police cruisers, a school resource officer, the completion of the Carrollton river walk and a new code enforcement vehicle top the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget.

    Council approved the first reading of the new budget at its meeting April 27. Second reading will be held May 11, with the budget going into effect July 1.

    The city’s total resources are $5.184 million, with estimated appropriations at $4.572 million.

  • Paragon Arts and Music Academy’s spring recital, April 24