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  • City receives a state grant for river walk

    The city of Carrollton received a $52,000 Recreational Trail Program grant to extend the river walk along the Ohio River across the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and across Point Park.

    It was one of 25 grants awarded by the state. Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear issued a news release Oct. 12, announcing nearly $1.3 million in RTP grants to develop and maintain trail projects throughout Kentucky.  

  • Public library to host Bigfoot lecture, book signing Oct. 15

    Local author Reva McManis will be signing her book” Kentucky Squatch’n” Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6–7:30 pm. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Joining McManis will be Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams, lead investigators of the Trimble County Bigfoot Research Team. Shay and Adams will be presenting a lecture about their research.

  • Award | Oct. 15, 2015
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  • Remodeled store to reopen in December

    The Carrollton Taco Bell restaurant came tumbling down Oct. 8, in order to rebuild the newest style as directed by the franchise agreement.

    Carrollton location general manager Minoka Beemon said the new Taco Bell would be very similar to the one in Madison, Ind., that went through the franchise renewal process three or four years ago.

    Beemon said the new restaurant would have three food lines, which will increase their efficiency. The old restaurant had two food lines.

  • Hydrant flushing moved up to today

    The full system hydrant flushing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, has been moved up to Tuesday, Oct. 13. It will take a few days to flush the entire system.

    Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne told city council Monday that his office has received a number of phone calls about brown water in the system. This was caused by the installation of a new transmission main last week on Polk Street. CU did some flow reversal, and it created a disturbance, he said.

  • Tobacco Festival Faces

    Tobacco Festival Parade Winners

    Oldest Tractor

    Ed Humble - 1937 Model A John Deere

    Largest Tractor Group

    Pioneer Power Tractor and Engine Club

    Parade Float - Overall

    First - American Legion

    Second - Darret Family

    Parade Float - Business

    First - First National bank

    Second - Bella’s Style on Main

    Third - Little Hands/Big Hearts

  • Two killed in single vehicle incident Sat.

    A Carroll County couple was killed in a single vehicle incident Oct. 4.

    Evelyn ”Beth” Tuttle, 22, of Worthville, and Gregory S. Simpson, 26, of Carrollton, were found unresponsive and were pronounced dead by the Carroll County Coroner at the scene. 

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a call from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a fatal vehicle incident just after 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Public Information Officer Trooper Josh Lawson said. 

  • Taco Bell to tear down, rebuild its Carroll store

    Another local fast food restaurant will be undergoing a makeover as the Carrollton Taco Bell closed it doors Wednesday, Oct. 7, to begin a complete renovation.

    Owner Clint Smith told The News-Democrat that contractors would begin tearing down the current building Thursday, Oct. 8, which was opened in September 1996. The completion date is scheduled for either the week of Dec. 21 or Dec. 28. Smith said weather could affect the completion date.

  • Quiroz seeks to improve access to nutrition info for Hispanics

    By JACOB BLAIR

    Landmark News Service

    Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, but now she’s looking to serve the Hispanic population close to the place she has made her home.

    Mimi Quiroz, a bilingual SNAP-Ed assistant with the Owen County Cooperative Extension Services, has been in her new role since July. Quiroz travels to Carroll and Gallatin counties on a weekly basis in addition to serving Hispanic families in Owen County.