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  • City Council | Nov. 17, 2014

    City seals Sixth Street parking lot

    Council approved spending less than $1,000 to pave the city parking lot on Sixth Street between Main Street and Highland Avenue.

    Councilman Robb Adams, who presided over the meeting in Mayor Gene McMurry’s absence, said the lot needed to be sealed and striped, and the city had the option to have it sealed for half price by Todd Durmon of Durmon Sealcoating. Council agreed to have the work completed at a cost not to exceed $1,000.

  • Surviving trees moved

    Any surviving seedling trees from the community planting in front of the Butler-Turpin House in May were transplanted before General Butler State Resort Park staff mowed the area.

    Park manager David Jordan said the trees were transplanted to the area past the train shed where other seedlings were planted at the same time as those at the mansion. The majority of the trees planted in that area have survived.

  • Casey’s Bus visits Carrollton

    Casey’s Bus takes a team of volunteer activists fighting the heroin epidemic throughout Northern Kentucky to provide the life-saving drug naloxone to people at high risk for heroin and prescription painkiller overdose. In addition the bus will have Casey’s Law information and handouts on addiction prevention, recovery and more.

  • Thank you for serving our country

    A community Veterans Day ceremony was held Nov. 11, at General Butler State Resort Park. It was scheduled to be held outside at the Veterans’ Memorial, but was moved to the shelter house due to rain. The Carrollton Fire Department raised the American flag at the park before the ceremony.

  • Readers say newspapers are top local news source

    We hope you enjoy this special edition of The News-Democrat today. We are delivering this November issue in place of the River City Trading Post that we normally mail to you each Monday.

  • Ribbon Cutting | Nov. 17, 2014
  • Students continue process of learning ‘seven habits’ as part of GRIT program

    The Carroll County High School student Goal-driven Resilient Influential Teens — called the GRIT team — recently received its second round of training from Franklin-Covey facilitator Lonnie Moore.

    “I started off today’s training by telling the students to think of this as a crockpot, not microwave,” Moore said. “This process will take time to complete.”

  • Spreading the word: District tobacco-free in July 2015

    Carroll County Schools will be doing pretty much everything it can this spring and summer to make sure everyone knows about its new tobacco-free policy before it goes into effect July 1, 2015.

    This ban will apply to the entire district property, including inside district vehicles, and to all people, including visitors at sporting events and field trips, employees and contractors. The ban also applies to electronic cigarettes.

  • LG&E, KU donate $200,000 to JCTC campus construction

    Local fundraising efforts for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus got a major boost Wednesday with a $200,000 donation from LG&E and Kentucky Utilities.