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Local News

  • Family of 10 loses home

    A Carroll County family of 10 lost their home and all of their possessions in a fire Thursday, Jan. 31.

    Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 7:17 p.m. of a structure fire at 226 Hwy. 55 in Prestonville, and firefighters arrived on scene at 7:23 p.m. The family of three adults and seven children were out of the house at the time of the call, according to the dispatch report.

  • Bevin visits Butler Park, announces next round of park funding

    Gov. Matt Bevin, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks officials visited General Butler State Resort Park Friday, Feb. 1, to announce the kickoff of phase two of the state’s “Refreshing the Finest” initiative.

  • Northern Kentucky legislative forum Feb. 16

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m.–noon, for the 2019 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at the Beechwood School Cafeteria, located at 54 Beechwood Rd., in Fort Mitchell. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.

    Carroll County representatives Rep. Rick Rand and Sen. Paul Hornback will be among those legislators in attendance.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2019 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • TRDHD reports worker with Hep A at exit 55 McDonalds

    Three Rivers District Health Department has responded to a reported case of Hepatitis A in an employee of McDonald’s, 976 Hwy 1039 (exit 55 off I-71 in Gallatin County), according to a news release Monday, Jan. 28.

  • No credible threat to schools, but charges filed

    Three Carroll County students have been charged with terroristic threatening after making a suspicious phone call Jan. 23.

    At about 9 p.m., Carrollton Police Department was contacted by an individual who had received a call from a blocked number. The caller made a comment about “shooting up the school,” according to a Carroll County School District Facebook post Jan. 23. No school was mentioned by name.

  • Casey’s commences

    Drivers traveling through Carrollton on Highland Avenue Tuesday likely noticed a track hoe dismantling a brick home on the corner of Eleventh Street. That spot will soon be the new home of Casey’s General Store, a convenience store and gas station operated by a group based in Ankeny, Iowa. The company has more than 2,000 stores in mostly Indiana and Illinois. Nearby Indiana stores include Scottsburg, North Vernon, Osgood, Milan and Charlestown. The only other Kentucky stores are located in southwestern Kentucky.

  • KHSAA: Playing video games is now a sport

    The newest sanctioned sport at Carroll County High School is Esports. Head coach Greg Bremmer, a Carroll County Schools district computer technician, said they just had their first meeting during the last high school club day and approximately 40 students showed up.

    Zach Morris-Dean, CCS network administrator, is assisting Bremmer and said they are looking at two ways of serving the students: a competitive team and a club at the high school that is more relaxed and would offer a wider variety of games.

  • One-two punch of winter storms, canceled blood drives straining Red Cross blood supply

    The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations.

  • News-Democrat wins second in General Excellence for ads

    The staff of the News-Democrat won 26 awards Friday, Jan. 25, for excellence in advertising and news coverage, including second place honors for General Advertising Excellence in Weekly Group 1 at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual convention in Louisville.

    The advertising team at the Carrollton newspaper received three first place, nine second place and six third place awards in the small newspaper division, Weekly Group 1. On the news contest side, News-Democrat received two first, three second and two third place awards.

  • City leaders attend KLC conference; audit passes

    Mayor Robb Adams, City Clerk Treasurer Melinda Wright-Moore, and councilmembers Mike Gordon, Doug Hill, Dwight Louden and Kevin Craig attended the Kentucky League of Cities city officials academy, held Jan. 16-18, in Lexington.

    At the council meeting Jan. 28, Adams said one idea he learned about was cities charging higher tax rates for abandoned or vacant properties. He asked City Attorney Jake Thompson to research the idea, and council will discuss it at a later date.