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  • Prestonville summer fun
  • Ghent discusses garbage collection, police protection

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Creating terms for a garbage pickup contract, a discussion about the need for more law enforcement and the church project were topics discussed June 17, at the Ghent City Commission meeting with little resolution.

  • Prestonville City Commission | June 26, 2014

    Street lights and paving in Prestonville

  • JCTC-Carrollton hosts kick off event

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • Resident wants long-term camping back

    A Carrollton resident asked City Council to revisit the issue of long-term campers at 2Rivers Campground.

    Nicole Dunn said she is an avid camper, and it was her impression and that of other fellow residents that the previous long-term campers did not look too bad. We have properties in town that need to be cleaned up and we’re worried about a few trailers? she asked.

    Eight campers at $800 per month would be $6,400 of positive income for the campground, she said.

  • Stark’s office receives recognition for organ donation participation

     Carroll County’s Driver’s License office has been presented a large tin of “thank you” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life, for its exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

  • High-flying good time at fair
  • River walk a reality

    A City of Carrollton ribbon cutting Saturday, June 14, marked the official opening of the river walk along the Ohio River.

    The 10-foot wide walk runs along the bank from Fifth Street to the parking lot at Point Park and has decorative stamping on the edge. The lighting along the path is now operational, and the benches will be installed soon.

  • Ghent post office closing its doors

    The post office in Ghent will close its doors on July 9, as operations handled there shift to the Warsaw office.

    Ghent Postmaster Retta Lykens said city residents who have post office boxes will have to change their addresses to their physical location and purchase a rural route box for delivery beginning July 10.

    This means that about 127 people who now receive their mail inside the Ghent Post Office must adopt a new address, which is their physical home address for rural route for delivery.

    “This is not a walking city route,” she said.

  • Police arrest 18 in latest drug roundup

    Thirteen people were arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges after a drug roundup Thursday, June 12, covering Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 13 people who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics