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  • Group hopes to aid recovering addicts

    Attendance was impressive as a group of concerned citizens held a second meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park in Carrollton to discuss ways to help recovering drug addicts and their families find much-needed support here in Carroll County.

    Hope Against Dope co-organizers Jeremy Tharp and Jessica Herrell held a meeting at the park shelter house the previous week, during which many people affected by drugs and alcohol addiction spoke about the need for more resources in the community.

  • General Butler Park to host rally for Airstream owners

    Carroll County’s General Butler State Resort Park will host the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International next week, Sept. 11-15.

    More than 65 Airstream vehicles are signed up for camping at Butler Park, from brand-new units to the iconic vintage aluminum trailers, said Larry Spaulding, a member of Region 5’s Kentucky Unit. Region 5 also includes six other units from Indiana and Illinois.

  • Prestonville city attorney resigns; tax rate set

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Alecia Gamm-Hubbard, city attorney for Prestonville, is leaving the post as of Sept. 19.

    Hubbard announced her resignation, effective Sept. 19, at the regular city commission meeting Aug. 19. 

    In a prepared statement, she cited “too many obligations” as her reason for leaving. “I believe we have accomplished a lot,” Hubbard told the commissioners. She said she did not want them to “feel abandoned.”

  • Rep. Massie’s Town Hall covers variety of issues

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    “If you want your opinion heard in Washington, call your Congressman.”

    That statement was one of many messages Kentucky’s 4th District Representative Thomas Massie strongly emphasized during a Town Hall meeting Thursday at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Water leak floods areas of JCTC campus in Carrollton

    A water leak discovered Monday morning at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus on Main Street caused a few headaches but no apparent major damage to the three-story building at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.

  • Finally Open!

    Those who have had to make the trek between Carrollton and Milton regularly using the Locust Road-Fairview Heights-Hunters Heights detour likely rejoiced Saturday, Aug. 24, when they discovered the new Locust Creek Bridge on Hwy. 36 West finally was reopened to traffic.

    The road had been closed since March 11. According to the contract between Judy Construction of Cynthiana and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6, the bridge was to reopen June 8 and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • Summer credit recovery a success, district wins grant

    Students took advantage of an opportunity to earn credits over the summer at the Center for Accelerated Learning, the site of the recent Carroll County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 22.

    “Mr. (Jeffery) Root has taken this ball and run with it,” Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said. “He has done an exceptional job of getting this off the ground.”

  • Residents unite to battle drug problem

    It is common knowledge that Carroll County has a drug problem. Now, local citizens are joining together to become a part of the solution.

    More than 80 people – including members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County EMS – gathered Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Point Park to share how drugs have affected their lives and to brainstorm ideas on how to address the issue. The next meeting is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park.

  • Community effort key to winning drug war

    The city of Carrollton is supportive of the efforts by the police, court system and community in the fight against the local drug problem, but “we are not the ones who can do anything about it,” Mayor Gene McMurry said at the Monday council meeting.

  • City adds first woman, youngest officers

    The Carrollton Police Department is breaking new ground, hiring its first female police officer and its youngest police officer.

    Jennifer Crowell and Keith Dews reported for duty Friday, Aug. 16. While the day may not have been the most exciting – including filling out an abundance of paperwork, getting their weapons issued and learning out how to fill out reports on the computer – it was the first step to the start of their new careers.