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  • State police investigating theft attempts, including in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating five known instances of attempted theft from convenience stores and gas stations in a three county area.
    Three of the alleged attempts were in Carroll County, while KSP reports one each in Trimble and Owen counties, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
    In each occurrence, police say an unknown male either calls the store or enters the store in person requesting information from the clerks about the store’s owners and/or managers.  

  • Goshen man sentenced to 15 years

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • Bus routes announced for 2014-2015 school year

    Editorial note: Due to an error, the bus routes for the upcoming school year are being re-run to correct those published in the July 28 special edition.

  • Correction | July 31, 2014

    Quotes attributed to Vicki Kemper in the article in the July 24, 2014 issue of The News-Democrat on an $87,000 grant to Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission are not hers. Kemper is no longer employed by the agency. The comments were included in a news release submitted by NKCAC.
    Though the editorial staff at The News-Democrat strives for accuracy at all times, errors do occasionally occur.

  • CCHS students must receive laptop training

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    All Carroll County High School students must attend a mandatory training session before receiving their Lenovo YOGA laptop. As of the board meeting Thursday, 150 students had signed up for the two-hour session with District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann. Students also will attend a one-hour follow up session once school resumes, Superintendent Bill Hogan said.
    The following are the available training dates remaining:
    Aug. 6 - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Aug. 7 - 9 a.m.
    Aug. 8 - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Career funding aids with job training

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.

  • One man injured after motorcycle accident

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    One man was injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 22, on Kings Ridge Road in Carroll County.

    Timothy Besselman, 40, of Carroll County was traveling northbound on Kings Ridge Road when a deer allegedly ran out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. Besselman hit a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle on to the roadway. The motorcycle was recovered down over a hill, Kinman said.

  • Deadline to file for fall elections Aug. 12

    With less than two weeks left until the deadline to file for local non-partisan races, only five candidates have completed the paperwork to run for the 32 positions up for grabs this fall in city races and on school board and the soil and conservation district.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday she believes people just have not realized how close it has gotten to the deadline, figuring they have been busy with other summertime activities.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton