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  • Carrollton City Council | March 10, 2014

    EIP application for deck approved

    Carroll County residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a scoop of ice cream while sitting on a deck facing the Ohio River behind the former Carrollton Federal Bank building. Carrollton City Council awarded an Enterprise Incentive Program grant to building owner Homer Kunselman.

  • More graduation honors, higher requirements in 2015

    Carroll County Board of Education members came to an agreement at a work session meeting Tuesday that they would like to keep the valedictorian and salutatorian honors and add cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude designations to the Carroll County High School graduation ceremony in order to recognize more students for their achievements. The requirements for these new designations will continue to be discussed at the next regular board meeting at 5 p.m. March 27, at Carroll County Middle School.

  • School district working toward being tobacco-free

    Carroll County Schools is taking its first steps toward becoming a Tobacco-Free Campus. The goal is to be tobacco-free by August 2015, just in time to kick off the 2015-16 school year.

  • Father charged with murder after 2-year-old son dies

    A Ghent man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old son.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Douglas Allen, 26, after toxicology reports from the state medical examiner showed the child had high levels of oxycodone in his system at the time of death.

    Amanda Foster, Douglas Allen’s girlfriend and the victim’s mother, called 911 at 6:43 a.m. Feb. 19 telling dispatchers the child had been discovered dead in his bed. 

  • McConnell gets report on NKY heroin scurge

    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.

    That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one recovering heroin addict.

  • ‘We’re off to see the Wizard ...’
  • Heroin forum offers insight into problem facing county

    Five experts on the heroin problem in Northern Kentucky – an area, the speakers pointed out, includes Carroll County – spoke to nearly 200 community members, law enforcement officers and local government officials at the heroin town hall meeting Thursday, March 6, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the event.

  • Need Christmas help? Sign up for classes

    Families of children who receive Christmas gifts from the Christmas Connection and Shop With a Cop face a March 30 deadline to sign up for classes to qualify them to be considered for the 2014 programs.

    “We have a lot of people in need,” Leigh Ann Roberts, who spearheads the Christmas Connection for the Carroll County Ministerial Association, said in a Thursday interview.

  • Tentative dates announced for upcoming closure and slide of Milton-Madison Bridge

    Closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is tentatively scheduled to occur Friday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m. with all lanes shut down until Friday, March 21 at approximately noon. Traffic will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, in order to move equipment into place. During this time, a flagger will allow traffic in each direction to pass. Inclement weather and other factors could alter the schedule.

  • Ghent man charged with child's death

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    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 

    In a news release Saturday, Kentucky State Police said Douglas Allen, 26, of Ghent was

    charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son.