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  • Ghent leaders hope to reduce conflict

    Officials in Ghent are ready to move forward, now that the 2012 election of its city commissioners is over.

    This year’s mid-term ballot on Nov. 6 fielded nine candidates for four open spots on the five-member City Commission, which includes Mayor William Mumphrey. The mayor’s term is four years, and Mumphrey’s term ends in 2014. Commissioners serve two-year terms.

  • P’ville commission eyes spending issues

    City of Prestonville voters returned two incumbents to its city commission last Tuesday and elected two new members who will take office in January.

    Voters return Rae Stevens and Robert Dixon to office and chose Billy Walker and Linda Kelly Clark as new commissioners. Stevens was top vote-getter at 27, followed by Clark with 26, Walker at 21 and Dixon with 19.

    New commissioner Walker has a list of issues he hopes to address in his first term of office.

  • Honoring those who served
  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 7, 2012
  • Nov. 10 memorial to honor woman missing since 1993

    A candlelight memorial will be held at Carrollton’s Point Park this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. as a way to show community support and encouragement for the family of Sharon Rose Sons.

  • A tribute to crash victims
  • Webb: First responders well-trained, prepared

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb has nothing but praise and gratitude for the volunteers and paid staff from more than 30 agencies from the county, region and state who responded to the tragic bus accident Oct. 29 on Boone Road.

    On Tuesday morning, Webb reflected on the emergency response to the accident that killed two Head Start students and injured several other children and the bus monitor.

  • Voters change makeup in cities of Carrollton, Ghent

    Below are the unofficial results of voting at all 11 precincts in Carroll County, tallied after the polls closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The names listed inred are the candidates who drew the most votes from local voters only. The News-Democrat went to press before results were finalized nationwide. Official counts by precinct and state and national results will be published in next week’s issue.

    CARROLLTON CITY COUNCIL

    Mike GORDON......................................................................726

  • One student, monitor remain hospitalized

    Jordan Raisor was one of the luckier passengers on the Head Start school bus that crashed into a tree last Monday.

    Released from Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville early Wednesday morning, the 3-year-old son of Jessie Raisor and Tanya Nohner Faulkner suffered mostly from bruises. The worst part, his mom said, was bruising to his lower intestine.

  • Police arrest 10 locals in drug roundup

    Local police continue their commitment to cleaning up the streets of Carroll County.

    A drug roundup Friday morning by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police yielded 10 arrests, all Carroll County residents.

    All those arrested were indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on charges of trafficking heroin and prescription narcotics on Thursday, Oct. 8. Police are still looking for five others who have not yet been located.