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Today's News

  • Local group to make hiking history at Grand Canyon

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    It’s a dream three years in the making that Camp Kysoc director Jim Ebert hopes will come true the week of Oct. 6.

    Early that morning, a group of Carroll County residents led by Ebert will hit the road for Arizona and the Grand Canyon. The mission: To help Sarah Service become the first paraplegic to descend to the bottom of the canyon on the seven-mile South Kaibab Trail.

  • Hurricane Ike brought out the ‘neighbor’ in Carroll Countians

    Without a doubt, I think it’s safe to say that “neighborliness” is alive and well in Carroll County.

    After Hurricane Ike blew through the area on Sunday, Sept. 14 – actually, before Ike was even finished with us – people were out and about, moving trees out of roadways and checking in on their neighbors to make sure everything was OK.

  • Grant to provide safe routes to school

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Connecting all four Carroll County schools by a continuous sidewalk system is $247,000 closer to reality with a recent grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The Transportation Cabinet released the names of five city and county entities that will share a total of $1.3 million for sidewalk improvements, new streetscapes, and pedestrian-path and bike-trail improvements in Northern Kentucky.

  • Glauber's targets sporting market

    (Editor's note: This version also corrects the version in the Sept. 24, 2008, issue, in which it was stated that the business sells 1,000 guns a day. That actually should reflect the number of guns in stock day-to-day at the store. It was an error made during editing, and we apologize for any inconvenience the error may have caused.)

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

  • 9th annual Neighborhood Watch offered fellowship

    Editor:

    The Housing Authority of Carrollton recently hosted it’s ninth annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic. It was an evening of good food, wholesome fun and fellowship among neighbors. The steady growth in attendance each year shows that Neighborhood Watch really is a program without bounds.

  • Thanks to community volunteers

    To the editor,

    Thank you to everyone in the community who gave time, energy and resources to help clean up the aftermath of last Sunday’s wind storm.

    From the time the storm began in the early afternoon until well into the night and the following morning, county residents were there, clearing trees and debris from roadways and participating in impromptu traffic control while the removal took place. Throughout the day, it was common to see the residents of our county exiting vehicles to saw a path through fallen limbs, making travel safer for everyone.

  • ‘Community’ defined by neighbors’ efforts

    Editor:

    After the winds subsided on that Sunday [Sept. 14], Linda Davis, a neighbor down the street, was making her way through limbs, brush and downed trees, knocking on her neighbors’ doors to see if they were all right.

    This is a true example of a community. By dividing the word community, we have “commun” – living in an area together, and “unity” – working together.

  • Carrollton Council OKs $10,000 for Masterson House repairs

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council voted to approve a $4,000 grant from its Enterprise Incentive Program to the Port William Historical Society to help with the cost of repairs to the Masterson House.

    Council also approved a motion by Kevin Craig to find an additional $6,000 from the city’s 2008-09 general fund.

  • Investigation continues into fatal accident at LG&E Wises Landing

    Investigations are continuing into the workplace mishap that led to the death of a Becon Construction employee at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station.

    Isidoro Escamilla, 37, died last week in what is only being described by police and company officials as involving “a fall.” Trimble County Deputy Coroner Lee Congleton pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Melvin's help appreciated

    To the editor,

    We would like to publicly thank Kirby Melvin for his assistance removing fallen trees on our street during this last windstorm.

    This is the second time that the weather has caused trees to fall on our street and Kirby’s response was quick. We realize that during these times a lot of people call on Kirby for help, and he tries very hard to assist everyone. Thanks again to Kirby and his family for meeting the needs of the people.

    Doyle and Faye Miller