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  • Ashton offers new life to six as organ donor

    Fourteen-year-old Ashton Stephenson will be remembered by his loved ones and the Carroll County community in many different ways–a son, a brother, a friend, a teammate, a member of the Class of 2022. Many people were impacted by his energy, his kindness and his compassion during his short time on earth, and his spirit continues to live on in those who loved him, as well as those who have never met him.

    Ashton is Carroll County’s first organ donor, and his organs helped save the lives of six other people.

  • Candidates square off at political forums Oct. 10, 17

    Voters will have the opportunity to hear from candidates involved in contested races in the city of Carrollton and Carroll County at community forums Oct. 10, and Oct. 17, at Carroll County Middle School Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA, the forum Oct. 10, will feature those seeking election to city council and mayor in Carrollton beginning at 6 p.m.

    The candidates for Carroll County’s jailer, sheriff, magistrate and judge-executive will take the stage on Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

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  • Shelton, Smith join Wall of Fame

    Two Carroll County High School football legends will soon join the CCHS Wall of Fame.

    Scott Shelton and Pat Smith, both 1982 CCHS graduates, already had their jerseys retired several years ago, but they were overlooked when the new tradition started to hang the jerseys on the wall near the CCHS gym, Athletic Director Paul Stone said. Shelton and Smith will be recognized at an unveiling ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

    A feature story on Shelton and Smith will appear in the Oct. 18, edition of The News-Democrat.

  • City of Carrollton purchases former DJ’s Tavern, in talks with public library

    Carroll County Public Library could be expanding again if a deal can be struck with the city of Carrollton.

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Sept. 24, authorizing the mayor to purchase the property at 118 Court St., formerly DJ’s Tavern, for $260,000.

  • Dow announces investment plans, includes Carroll plant

    The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) recently announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly.

    The investment plans include:

  • Webster named first Bloomberg Professor of American Health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed a leading national expert in gun violence prevention, Daniel Webster, as its first Bloomberg Professor of American Health, an endowed position supported by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.

  • Adams receives KLC Master’s of City Governance award

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams was among 23 city officials from across the state who were recently recognized as Masters of City Governance by the Kentucky League of Cities. The City Officials Training Center Awards Program event was held during KLC’s annual conference and expo, Sept. 17-20, in Louisville. The conference drew in nearly 500 city officials and leaders from across the commonwealth.

  • Council heading to bid for new security cameras at park

    With the new river walk complete and the splash park coming soon, the city of Carrollton wants to install better cameras at Point Park so vandals can be caught. There are currently cameras installed, but they are not good quality and not always working, Mayor Robb Adams said. The goal is to have a large number of high-quality cameras that will record, as well as be visible through a live feed for city officials and city employees, he said.

  • Survey shows why people live, don’t live in Carroll Co.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation wants to see improvements made in the community to make it a more welcoming and attractive place to live. The group conducted a recent survey of community members and visitors to determine the county’s strengths and weaknesses.

    President Matt Lipe opened the CCCDC meeting Sept. 18, by asking the group for a moment of silence in memory of its Executive Director Gary Mathis, who died Aug. 24. “Gary was a vital part of this organization,” he said. “Gary is going to be greatly missed.”