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  • Carrollton City Council | Feb. 10, 2014

    CU to provide natural gas to four industries through 2026

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution ratifying and authorizing a contract through Carrollton Utilities with Gallatin Steel that will provide the company natural gas for one year.

    Council then approved another resolution to extend the industrial contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed, North American Stainless and Gallatin Steel through 2026. Previously, CU had ratified contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed and NAS for five years.

  • Watch the Carroll County Judge-Executive debate LIVE!

    The Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America and The News-Democrat are co-sponsoring a debate with the five Carroll County Judge-Executive candidates tonight at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary. Click the link to watch the debate live: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCCSchoolsKY

  • Sheriff’s Office under investigation

    Kentucky State Police have issued a search warrant through Carroll County Circuit Court for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s evidence room.

    The search warrant indicates state police are investigating the handling of drugs seized, case files and other documents related to evidence in two sheriff’s office investigations. It was signed Dec. 17, 2013, by Judge Stephen Bates and executed the same day by Det. Jason Brown of the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West branch in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • The News-Democrat, CCHS FFA host judge-exec debate Tuesday

    Carroll County citizens will have the opportunity Tuesday, Feb. 11, to question the five candidates running for the top spot in county government before casting their ballots in the May 20 primary.

    The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America are hosting a judge-executive debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Cartmell Elementary cafeteria.

  • Westrick in critical condition following car wreck Saturday

    A Carrollton man is in critical condition after his truck went off the side of Hwy. 227 and hit a tree Saturday.

    Bruce Westrick, 57, was driving on Hwy. 227 northbound just past Arby’s when his truck went off the right side of the road and hit a tree head on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, found no sign of braking between the time the truck left the roadway and the time it hit the tree, which was about 60 yards away, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said Monday.

  • Sen. Hornback: JCTC has good chance of being funded this year

    A legislative forum Saturday morning with state Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, brought good news to supporters of the proposed Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

    Hornback told the more than 75 people who gathered at the downtown courthouse to meet the senator — new to representing Carroll County because of redistricting — that he supports the project and believes it stands a good chance of being funded this year.

  • Ghent citizens weigh in on renovations of City Hall

    Ghent City Commission met in a special meeting Jan. 17 to gather citizen input on the possible renovation of city hall. 

    The old Christian Church in Ghent currently serves as the city hall.  The city owns the building, which houses the city clerk’s office, mayor’s office, file storage area and a meeting room.  Most of these rooms are located at the back of the building; however the sanctuary part of the old church is vacant and said to be deteriorating.

  • Fiscal court votes to participate in port marketing plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, Jan. 28, to join with 14 other counties along the Ohio River to expand the marketing area for the Port of Greater Cincinnati.

    The port district would grow from its current 20-mile stretch to more than 200 miles, which could place the region in the top 10 ports in the United States in reporting data complied by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Mirza hired as full-time surgeon for CCMH

    The first day on the job at Carroll County Memorial Hospital was a busy one for Dr. Farooq Mirza.

    Not only was he busy getting settled into his new offices, he also performed two surgeries and consulted on another that he scheduled for next week.

    Mirza joined the team at CCMH Monday as the new full-time surgeon. Educated at Yale University and the University of Cincinnati, he is a board certified general surgeon.

  • Lighthouse wins $352,500 grant for after school programming

    The Carroll County 21st Century Lighthouse Program won a grant worth $352,500 over five years. The school district received the news from Frankfort Jan. 27. The Lighthouse provides after-school tutoring and enrichment to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.