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  • Goldenrod returns
  • CPD’s Mitchell promoted to assistant chief position

    Sergeant Tim Mitchell has been promoted to assistant chief of police by the City of Carrollton, replacing recently retired assistant chief Steve Abbott.

    “I am honored for the opportunity to be in this position,” Mitchell said. “I am excited for the future of the police department.”

    Mitchell was hired by the Carrollton Police Department in October 2010, and was promoted to sergeant in August 2013.

    A Trimble County native, he graduated from Northside Christian School in Louisville in 2002.

  • Three arrested at Carroll County meth lab

    Three people were arrested Sept. 1, after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a Carroll County home.
    Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 5 went to 153 Hwy. 55 after receiving information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the residence, KSP Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said in a news release. While conducting a search of the home, troopers located an active lab, as well as several non-active labs and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine. Troopers also found about one gram of finished product, he said.

  • Thanks for 29 great years!

    Carrollton Police Department Assistant Chief Steve Abbott retired Aug. 28, after 29 years in law enforcement. He spent his first nine-and-a-half years as a park ranger at General Butler State Resort Park and the last 19-and-a-half years on CPD.

    “I’m ready to start a new phase of my life and spend more time with  my family,” Abbott said.

    CPD held a meal in Abbott’s honor in the Carrollton City Council chambers, provided by the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Board looks to plant trees along Highland

    The City of Carrollton Urban Forestry Board wants to revitalize Highland Avenue and needs the residents’ help.

    The board is offering a spring flowering tree to every property owner on Highland Avenue from Second Street to Growers Warehouse at the edge of the Carrollton city limits. Rental property owners will be asked to purchase a tree instead of one being provided.

  • Prestonville votes not to raise taxes; Wi-Fi trial ends

    Prestonville City Commission voted Aug. 18 during its regular meeting to hold extend the current tax rates through the 2014-2015 fiscal year. 

    Commissioner Louie Spencer made the motion to keep the rate at .24 cents per $100 of real property and .24 cents per $100 of personal property.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Linda Clark and the board passed unanimously. This was the second and final reading,of tax rates for the new fiscal year.

    Paving approved

  • Treatment center now providing its services

    Six people are currently receiving methadone treatment at the new Carroll Treatment Services medication unit, located at 539A 11th Street in Carrollton.

    Jessie Ellis, assistant regional director of Kentucky for parent company Pinnacle Treatment Centers, spoke at the Carrollton city council meeting Aug. 25, providing information on the office.

    Carrollton Treatment Services provides treatment services to individuals struggling with opiate addition.

  • County real property tax rate decreases to 3.2 cents

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to reduce its tax rate on real property Tuesday, dropping it from 3.9 cents to 3.2 cents per $100 of value.

    The tax rate decision came as fiscal court held hearings on the tax rates for four other taxing entities in the county, due to a new state law, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    “The purpose is to give more exposure to the public about these taxing entities,” he said.

  • Promoted: Beck, Moore take on new responsibilities

    Staff members at The News-Democrat will assume new responsibilities beginning in September.

    Publisher Jeff Moore named Kristin Beck editor of the weekly newspaper, effective Sept. 12.

    The move came on the heels of the announcement that Moore has been named regional manager for Landmark Community Newspapers Northern Kentucky operations. He will continue to serve as publisher of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner.

  • Extra signage needed at archery range

    Neighbors near Camp Kysoc want additional signage posted to warn people about archery competitions and practice sessions.

    All stated their support for the 3 Rivers Archery Club and the work members have done to clear brush and set up areas for the targets for the sport. But they said they are concerned someone could wander in while the club is shooting from the neighborhood along Hwy. 227 at Gap Hill and Hilltop Drive or the cemetery that adjoins Camp Kysoc.