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  • Airgas employee recovers from vehicle accident on Hwy. 36

    At just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the Monday of Aug. 4, 2014, was on track to be a warm, sunny day despite some patchy fog that pestered morning commuters along State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton.

    Miachel Hancock-Eccles, 42, of Madison, had just dropped off her 12-year-old son for his first day of school and was heading toward Carrollton to start her workday at Airgas. It was a drive she had made every weekday, twice a day, for a couple of years. It seemed like just another day.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. This year’s topic will be heroin.

    Award-winning panelists from Northern Kentucky will speak: Jim Thaxton, NKY Heroin Impact Task Force Coordinator; Jason Merrick, NKY People Advocating Recovery; Bonnie Hedrick, Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Alliance; and Charlotte Wethington, parent and recovery advocate.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Want to meet local business owners or learn more about a club or organization in Carroll County? Then Business After Hours is where you want to be March 10.

    The networking event will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine from 5-7 p.m.

    “The event is open to anyone,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It is geared to business owners and clubs or organizations as a social networking tool.”

  • Weather forces school cancellation March 4

    With more wintry weather knocking on the door, Carroll County Schools made the decision Tuesday night to cancel school the next day, Wednesday, March 4.
    The decision to cancel school was made based on information from the National Weather Service, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said Wednesday morning. The timing of the impending snow event corresponded to when the district would be transporting its students back home. The district values student safety first, he said.

  • First reading held outlining electrical inspection fees

    Carrollton City Council conducted a first reading on an ordinance setting electrical inspection fees at its Feb. 23 meeting.

    The ordinance imposes a fee of $60 for general inspections, with re-inspection after a failed inspection costing $30. If multiple inspections are needed at or near the same time, the initial inspection will cost $60 and $30 or less for each additional inspection, depending on the number of inspections needed.

  • Lift assist chair catches fire

    A chair in a resident’s living quarter at River Reed Assisted Living caught fire Friday morning, Feb. 27.

    The lift assist chair had an electric motor and a cut in the power cord caused a short, catching the chair on fire reported Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

  • No one injured in local accident
  • Massie urges Congress not to pass bill similar to last year’s Innovation Act

    At the recent Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I see the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.

  • Senate, House work to find some common ground on heroin legislation

    As we approach the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session, we have been working diligently to complete our consideration of Senate bills while also vetting legislation that has been passed by the House. We will begin considering several additional House bills next week and, on Monday, the Senate plans to pass the first bill to receive the approval of both legislative chambers.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | March 5, 2015

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.


    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 25-26, 2015, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.