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Local News

  • Newspaper has covered changes over 150 years

    The Civil War had ended just a couple of years earlier and the nation was still recovering from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a native Kentuckian.

    Residents of Carrollton were hungry for news and the chance to keep up with local happenings, as well as those across the nation.

  • Sheriff Jamie Kinman arrested on felony charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, and class D felony.

  • Raises discussed to help gain, retain police officers

    Carrollton City Council is working to address the problem of how to retain its current police officers and how to attract new ones. In order to achieve these goals, Mayor Robb Adams and council members Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow discussed at the budget work session March 21, the possibility of offering raises–either for just the police department or for all city employees. This would be in addition to the up to 4 percent across the board raise already budgeted for fiscal year 2017-2018.

  • 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.