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  • Caterpillars create change in children’s corner

    Carroll County Public Library would like to introduce everyone to its two new friends in the children’s section: Smarty Marty and Skittle. If you haven’t visited the library lately, the two new additions are hard to miss.

  • Thirteen contestants vie for title of Carrollton Idol

    From the audition process to the talent to the location, Carrollton Idol has grown bigger and more extravagant in its third year as the area’s premier singing competition. After two years at the Carroll County Fair, Carrollton Idol has broken out on its own and will host a two-night show June 27-28 at the Carroll County Middle School. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

  • City Council | Special meeting June 16, 2014

    City amends 2013-2014 budget

  • Winner, Winner!
  • Back to black: Hospital making financial turnaround

    Adding new services and enhancing existing ones to meet the community’s health care needs is paying off for Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    The hospital has been operating in the black since the first of 2014, Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said in an interview Monday. He credits the new focus on growth in services, along with an increase in the number of patients with health coverage, as the reason the hospital has seen this turn in the tides.

  • Family-friendly event at Point embraces the Kentucky, Ohio

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Thinking of getting out and seeing the natural aspects of Carroll County? The Paddle and Pedal at the Point event will provide that opportunity starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14.

    The event will start with a 28.5-mile kayak and canoe race from the Gratz Boat Launch to Point Park at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. for the river activities.

  • Local police search for bank robbery suspect

    Carrollton Police Department is leading a multi-county investigation for a man who robbed U.S. Bank, 416 Highland Ave., Friday.

    At 11:25 a.m. June 6, a white male entered the bank, displayed a note demanding money, received the money and left, taking the note with him, Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday. CPD, along with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the area after being alerted by a 911 call, to search for the suspect, while Carrollton Police Officer Tim Gividen secured the bank, he said.

  • City eyes change in insurance company to reduce costs, improve worker benefits

    The city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities took another step closer Monday night to changing insurance companies.

    Mike Williams, chief executive officer of Sherrill Morgan, provided a little more information on the self funded insurance plan and answered council’s questions.

  • Crowns, Cars and Competition
  • Campground Wi-Fi fixed, no money in budget for expense

    The city of Carrollton may need to amend the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget for the second time after an invoice was paid from an empty line item.

    Electronic Systems, a company owned by Doug Ramsey and Shawn Green, installed a new Wi-Fi system at 2Rivers Campground after Ramsey met with Mayor Gene McMurry and councilmembers Robb Adams, Dwight Louden and Mike Gordon. Electronic Systems billed the city $3,315.54 for the work, and the city paid it. However, after the budget was amended May 12, there was no longer any money in the Wi-Fi line item.