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  • New health plan will save city big

    A new health insurance plan is expected to save the city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities thousands of dollars each year.

    Mayor Gene McMurry and CU Manager Bill Osborne have been working about three months on changing the city’s health insurance plan. Eight Northern Kentucky institutions have joined together to create the group, which has not yet been named.

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  • Prestonville Commissioner Smith resigns, first reading of city budget

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    The resignation of Charlie Smith at the Prestonville city meeting May 19 will leave an empty commissioner’s seat.

    In a letter written by Smith, he thanked everyone and informed them that his resignation was effective May 19. Smith’s term would have ended in November, and a replacement must now be found to serve until the end of that term.

  • Westrick, Kinman, Graham win primary races

    Bobby Lee Westrick will be Carroll County’s next judge-executive if he has a successful run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    Westrick, a newcomer to county politics, took 1,004 votes (35 percent) in Tuesday’s Primary Election to beat long-time District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller by just 81 votes for the Democratic nod. Miller took 923 votes (32 percent).

    The race for judge-executive was wide open, with five candidates vying to replace Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who is retiring as judge-executive after three successive terms.

  • Bringing back the forests

    More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park to help plant 1,200 trees as part of Kentucky State Park’s “Plant a Tree” program.

    State parks received a $9,500 grant from Odwalla Juice and Food Co. for the program that is providing trees to be planted at 17 locations around Kentucky.

  • County disposes of 8,000 tires, awards Dripping Springs culvert bid

    The 2014 tire amnesty program, funded through a state grant, helped the county collect and dispose of 8,000 old tires. Tomlinson said two dumpsites were cleaned up through the project. One of those saw a Louisville man arrested for taking payment to dispose of the tires in that city. However, he allegedly brought them to a spot near English to dump them.

  • Work-related incident kills Carrollton man

    A Carrollton man died Saturday in a work-related accident at Kemper Construction in Carrollton.

    Eric Gentry, 21, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at 9:24 a.m.

    Obituary information for Gentry can be found on page 3.

    The investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Coroner’s Office is currently ongoing. The cause of death was blunt force injury sustained in a workplace accident, Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday.