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  • Policy approved for CPD’s take home police cars

    With four of the five new police cruisers in, Carrollton City Council Aug. 24, approved the Carrollton Police Department’s take home vehicle program policy, with a review in 90 days.

    Council allocated $180,000 in the 2015-16 budget to purchase five 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. The cost of the vehicles totals $155,469.05, plus $23,830 for equipment and installation, totaling $179,299.05.

  • Pre-trial set in Boone County for Horine’s escape charges

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Adam Horine’s second-degree escape charge, a class D felony. The preliminary hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 5, in Boone County.

  • Hospital to open local diabetes management clinics on Oct. 1

    A new program is targeting the needs of local residents with diabetes by providing more than just basic education about the disease.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new program will involve a pharmacist to help with drug therapy management and a registered dietitian to guide patients on what they should be eating. It will include monthly visits to the clinic, which will be offered at the hospital’s family practice offices in Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw, and more frequent follow ups by telephone.

  • District, U of L receive $400,000 grant to train mathematics teachers

    The Carroll County School District, in partnership with the University of Louisville, has been awarded a $400,000 Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The partnership’s proposal, titled A2 = All in for Algebra, was one of only nine funded projects and is the first MSP grant the district has ever received, according to Director of Grants and Public Relations Carl Roberts.

  • Sutter hired as ALC principal

    There is a new face leading the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center as Amy Sutter took over as principal after Ed Nelson retired in June.

    Armed with a biology degree from Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sutter began her teaching career at St. Henry in Erlanger, Ky.  She taught all the sciences except for chemistry. She also taught at Lloyd Memorial High School in Erlanger.

  • Worthville Fire updates fleet with newer fire truck

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department has upgraded its fire trucks with a recent purchase from the city of Glasgow, Ky.

    “I hope no one gets arrested because we basically stole it,” Worthville Fire Chief Darrell Rowlett said. “I really do not think they knew what they had.”

    Rowlett said the 1986 Pierce Arrow truck should have been valued around $35,000 due to its setup, but the department was able to purchase the truck for $9,500.

  • Candlelight vigil held in honor of Dawson at fairgrounds

    More than 200 people attended a candlelight prayer service Aug. 27, at the Carroll County fairgrounds in honor of Carroll County High School senior Madison Dawson, who died Aug. 25.

    First Baptist Church youth pastor Jay Montgomery led the service.

    “God is good when days are dark and difficult,” he said.

    We are gathered to remember Maddie, Montgomery said. “Not only has she touched your life, but you’ve touched her life.”

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Sept. 3, 2015

    Tax rates

    Carroll County fiscal court voted Aug. 25, to keep the tax rates the same for the upcoming year. Real property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of value and personal property will continue at 15.3 cents per $100 of value.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department also reported that the district would keep its tax rate the same at 5.4 cents per $100 of value.

  • Board of Education | Aug 20, 2015

    ALC tour

  • School officials question CCMS project delays

    An air of uncertainty continues to swirl around the Carroll County Middle School construction project, as the general contractor was unable to provide firm dates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, for substantial completion. Marrillia Construction and Design owner Josh Marrillia told the board he feels “very comfortable” that the renovation will be finished by no later than mid-October and the new gym will “likely” be complete in December.