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  • River walk heads to bid, C’ton entrance signs OK’d

    Significant progress is finally being made on two Carrollton City Council pet projects — the river walk and the new city signs.

    Carrollton City Council approved design plans for the city river walk Monday, allowing them to go out for bid next week. Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz told council he will have a set of bid specifications at city hall by next Friday.

    The bid will be advertised in next week’s News-Democrat. If contractors would like copies, they will need to contact Heritage Engineering, he said.

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  • Cover-crop rotation can improve soil quality

    While members of the Carroll County High School FFA cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, the Carroll County Soil Conservation District held its annual field day Thursday in the shadows of the grain-drying and storage bins owned by Christ-man Farms in Preston-ville.

  • Local trees yield seeds for state nursery

    Trees planted as seedlings nearly a decade ago at Gallatin Steel will soon help produce new trees across Kentucky through their seeds.

    A crew of five from the Kentucky Division of Forestry came to the grounds of the Ghent steel plant Tuesday, Sept. 17, to gather wild plums for their seeds. They took them back to the Morgan County Tree Nursery where the original seedlings got their start.

    Morgan County Tree Nursery Superintendent Charlie Saunders said his team looks for locations like Gallatin Steel where it is fairly simple to collect seeds.

  • Fiscal holds first reading of ordinance restricting alcohol sales on election day

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an updated alcoholic beverage ordinance for the county that restricts its sale on election day when polls are open.

    The new ordinance is required now that Kentucky law has changed to allow localities to opt to allow alcohol sales on election days.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he wants the county to adopt the same policy that is followed in the city of Carrollton.

    “I think we need it consistent with that,” Tomlinson said.

  • Fishback celebrates 100 years

    A crowd of nearly 70 people gathered at New’s Auction in Carrollton on Sunday to help Reva Fishback celebrate her 100th birthday.

    The event couldn’t have been in a more fitting place because Fishback is known as the “queen of the auction house,” her granddaughter Bev Hughes said in a Friday interview.

    Fishback worked at News Auction every Friday night for many years, helping folks with information on items up for sale. Hughes said she would offer details, such as its age and whether it was an original or a reproduction.

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  • P’ville hires Gamm as City Attorney

    Prestonville City Commission voted unanimously Monday to hire Corey Gamm as the new City Attorney at its Sept.16 meeting. The current City Attorney Alecia Gamm-Hubbard announced her resignation from the position, effective Sept. 19, during the August meeting. 

    Gamm is with the law firm of Gamm & Hubbard located in Warsaw.  The conditions of his employment will be the same as Hubbard.

    Hubbard has agreed to stay on with the city through their litigation with Can-Do Construction over the Community Center building.

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  • Carroll couple charged with abusing their adult daughter

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested a Carroll County couple Wednesday, Sept. 11, on charges of neglecting their disabled daughter. 

  • NAS donation to benefit CCMH physical therapy

    A project to improve the physical therapy department at Carroll County Memorial Hospital got a shot in the arm Friday with a $50,000 donation from North American Stainless.

    NAS Vice President-Finance and Administration Mary Jean Riley presented the check at a ceremony attended by hospital staff, board members and Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    Riley said NAS understands the importance of the hospital and she has experienced it herself in the 36 years she has lived here.