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Today's News

  • County prepares for watershed, Streetscape bid process

    Carroll County is moving forward with projects to install emergency watershed protection and to replace sidewalks around the courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    On Friday, April 1, County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is seeking contracts to bid on the watershed project. Bids are due by April 19 and to be opened April 20.

  • Non-profits have shot at ADF funding grants

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is now accepting applications from county non-profit organizations for capital expenses.

    Countywide, $5,670 is available in federal assistance through the Area Development Fund, which is administered through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the applications, due by April 26, can be picked up at this office in the courthouse. In addition to non-profits, cities and counties can also apply for the funding.

  • Lock No. 1 eyed for power hydro project

    A Texas company has applied to study building a hydropower project at Lock and Dam 1 that could impact the county-wide Park to Park Trails project.

    Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund LI filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Budget plan funds raises, park projects in next year

    Construction on the RV park and river walk, pay increases for city employees and physical and personnel changes at city hall top Carrollton’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

    The city held department budget meetings in mid-March, however changes have been made to the budget since then. Mayor Gene McMurry said once he has gone over the changes with the councilmembers individually, a final draft will be written. The first reading of the budget is set for April 25 at the city council meeting.

  • Panthers Prevail

    The stage was set for a big night. Two teams who played each other down to the wire a season ago were set for a re-match under the bright lights of Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends.

    The Franklin County Flyers hosted the Carroll County Panthers last season and sent the visitors home with a 10-9 loss after coming from behind in the bottom of the seventh inning. This season’s match-up proved to be just as thrilling.

  • CCHS Results - March 30, 2011

    Softball drops home loss to Owen County, 7-6

    The Lady Panthers lost a 7-6 heartbreaker to the Lady Rebels of Owen County at home Thursday night. With a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on second and third, a ball was hit to pitcher Kayley Perry at the mound, but an overthrow at first base allowed both runners to score.

  • Getting healthy:
  • Pharmaceutical drop-off in sheriff's office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has begun participating in the pharmaceutical recovery program initiated by the Carrollton Police Department.

    A large blue box designated for pharmaceuticals is available in the sheriff’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The box is part of a grant secured by CPD to ensure that prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

    The purpose of the grant was to take prescription drugs out of the pipeline that made them readily available to be stolen or ingested.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of March 30, 2011

    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.

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  • Extension office to offer classes on sewing, breadmaking

    Have you always wanted to learn to sew? Carroll County Cooperative Extension will be offering a five-week beginning Sewing Series Tuesday evenings April 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 26 from 6-8 p.m. at our office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carroll-ton. You will learn to use a sewing machine, hand sewing techniques, follow a pattern guide sheet including laying the pattern on the fabric, correct cutting and sewing techniques as you make a pair of pajama pants. Cost of the class is $8 (checks payable to Carroll County Extension Service).