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  • Schools eye new resource officer with grant funds

    Carroll County Schools may soon have a full-time police officer walking its halls.

    The school district recently applied for funding for a school resource officer as a part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is the same five-year grant that provides the majority of the funding for the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County program. The grant amount is $125,000 over five years, totaling $625,000.

  • Auto lot makes way for new Family Dollar

    It is out with the old and in with the new for two established businesses in Carrollton.

    Travelers along Highland Avenue Monday morning saw a track hoe begin the demolition of Miller’s Auto Sales in preparation for the new Family Dollar store that will be going up.

    Family Dollar will construct a 9,500 square foot facility that will enable the store to increase its grocery offerings due to increased refrigeration capacity. The new facility will replace the current store in the Parklanes Shopping Center.

  • Town hall aims to prevent spread of addiction

    Educating children and the public are keys to combating the disease of addiction.

    Carroll County residents and Northern Kentucky professionals shared their stories at the heroin town hall meeting Thursday, March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. More than 100 people attended the event, sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.

  • Council denies budget request (again) for new city fire truck

    Carrollton Fire Department will likely be forced to wait another two years before receiving funding for a new fire truck.

    Mayor Robb Adams explained that the city still has two fiscal years left to pay debt service on the 2Rivers Campground, making fiscal year 2017-18 the “prime time” to buy a new ladder truck.

  • CCHS cross country runner Cruz invited to participate in Australian meet in June

    Occasionally, athletics provides a student a possible once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Guillermo Cruz, a Carroll County High School sophomore, has been invited to participate in a cross country meet in Australia this summer.

    The 18th annual event, sponsored by Down Under Sports, invites high school athletes from across the world to compete in the international event.

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  • County Clerk’s Office introduces new computer software

    The Print On-Demand Decal was introduced last week in three county clerk offices across Kentucky.

    Carroll County joins Boyle and Scott counties as the three pilot counties for the new Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing software.

    The purpose of PODD is to reduce the amount of paper generated by the licensing division. “This is not a paperless system but the county clerks do not have to store paper anymore,” PODD project manager Bill Cottun said.

  • Annual report shows calls for service up

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Police Department reported increases in calls for service, alarm responses, motorist assists and department programs in its annual report to the Carrollton City Council.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the department tracks 27 categories and experienced increases in 10 areas and a reduction in 17 areas.

  • Flying High: Underwood earns Eagle Scout rank
  • County wants CSX to fix crossings, particularly at Hwy. 227

    The lack of response from CSX Railroad about the conditions of the county’s railroad crossings has prompted Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick to reach out to the community.

    The condition of the Hwy. 227 crossing continues to deteriorate. At approximately 9:30 p.m. March 7, one of the rail ties came loose, causing an accident. The driver of the car was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.