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  • Injured eagle rescued thanks to local citizens

    A phone call from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post changed the Friday, Jan. 20 evening plans of Ghent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Pat Stewart as KSP was looking for a fire department or rescue team that performed water rescues.

    “KSP said there was an injured eagle on Hwy. 36 and help was needed to rescue it,” Stewart said.

  • Police make arrest in ongoing drug epidemic, could lead to more

    Police removed more than 15 ounces of drugs–with an approximate street value of more than $13,600–off the streets in Carroll County.

    “In my 19 years of law enforcement, this is one of the biggest drug busts we have done that I’ve been involved with,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said.

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  • Mental health coalition begins to take shape

    The Carroll County Mental Health Collaborative is taking shape under the leadership of Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Following a contempt of court hearing regarding his and CPD Officer Ron Dickow’s actions in the Adam Horine case, Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas ordered Willhoite to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County. She wanted Willhoite to reach out to all the members of the community and law enforcement and to be a bridge builder.

  • County hires animal shelter director

    Lisa Hartman was announced as the new director of the Carroll County Animal Shelter at the Carroll County Fiscal Court Meeting, Jan. 24.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the directors at two Northern Kentucky animal shelters selected the top three candidates from the seven applications at the Jan. 10, ficsal court meeting. A committee of two fiscal court members and a Northern Kentucky animal shelter director interviewed the top three candidates.

  • C’ton rental property ordinance far from being final

    Carrollton City Council is nowhere close to finalizing a rental property ordinance, despite speculation around town and on Facebook that it was a done deal.

    Code Enforcement Official John Welch included a rough draft in the councilmembers’ packets before the Jan. 9, city council meeting and asked them to review it. From there, the story caught fire, and somehow the rough draft was being touted as the final version, inspiring several rental property owners to take to Facebook and express their disapproval.

  • Map amendment passed to expand C-2 district

    At a special meeting Jan. 19, Carrollton City Council approved a map amendment expanding the C-2 district to include a three-block area downtown that can now accommodate a property owner’s desire to locate a used car dealership there.

    Previously part of the C-1 district, the following will now be a part of the C-2 district: Third to Fourth streets from Highland Avenue to Main Street; Second to Third streets from Highland Avenue to Main Street; and Second to Third streets from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Street.

  • State discusses secondary road projects for upcoming year

    The Carroll County rural secondary road projects for 2017-18 include resurfacing 3.3 miles of Mound Hill Road starting on the Cove Hill Church end to the junction of Davis Lane.

    Kentucky Transportation District 6 Engineer Tech Supervisor Ken McCarty

    and Branch Manager of Project Delivery and Preservation Branch II Kevin Rust presented the projects that would provide the most benefit to the county.

    The other road to be worked on would be a scrub seal preventative maintenance project on four miles of Bucks Run Road from Hwy. 36 to Hwy. 47.

  • State audit finds deficiencies in county’s financial statements

    State Auditor Mike Harmon found several deficiencies in Carroll County Fiscal Court’s financial statement from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

  • News-Democrat wins second place in advertising

    The News-Democrat won 16 awards for excellence in advertising and news presented by the Kentucky Press Association at its annual banquets held in Louisville, Jan. 19-20.

    The Carrollton-newspaper won second place in 2016 Advertising General Excellence by garnering 13 awards in the Weekly Group 1, which includes newspapers with circulation of under 3,000. The award is based on the total number of awards received in the more than 20 contest categories.

    The News-Democrat also won three awards in the news competition for the 2016 calendar year.