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  • Christian Academy of Carrollton celebrates 25 years

    As a little girl in third grade, Katie Matson recalls learning about the theory of evolution. It was a theory that confused her, because it didn’t match what her father would talk about when she and her siblings gathered around to hear him read scriptures from the Bible.

    Her mother, by then, had passed away, and Katie had come to love her teacher very much. Katie knew the teacher had a college degree; compared to her father’s eighth-grade education, she found herself thinking that her teacher might know more than her father did.

  • Fair Board creates ‘Miss Carroll County’ hoping for more locals

    At this year’s Carroll County Fair, there may be two young women crowned during the Miss Carroll County pageant June 9.

    The Carroll County Fair Board wants to see more local girls participate in the annual event. So, they created the title of “Miss Carroll County,” which will be awarded to a Carroll County resident.

  • Westrick feels heroin is top problem in Carroll

    While out campaigning, Democratic Carroll County judge-executive candidate Bobby Lee Westrick said one of the main concerns he’s hearing about is the growing heroin problem.

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  • Cable believes roads, drugs top county issues

     Clay Cable says he’s enjoyed traveling across Carroll County in pursuit of the Democratic Party nomination for county judge-executive.

    Speaking to the Rotary Club of Carrollton March 26, Cable said he decided to run for the post a little over a year ago when he learned that Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson planned to retire from the post.

    “I’ve had a lot of fun out here doing it and seeing the people,” Cable said. “The county’s a lot bigger than you think when you start walking it, believe me.”

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  • Goff presents five-tier plan for improving area

    Carroll County judge-executive candidate Kathy Goff wants the citizens of Carroll County to take pride in their community and be involved in order to create change. She addressed the Carroll County Rotary Club April 9, the third speaker in a five-part series with all of the judge-executive candidates coming to a club meeting.

    Goff told the members they may not have known this, but she was the first female inducted into the Carrollton Rotary Club, and “I hope to be the first female county judge.”

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush fire hydrants on Thursday

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests residents not wash clothes while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Courts office to close early Friday

     The Carroll Circuit Clerk Traffic and Criminal Court, 802 Clay Street will be closing at 11:45 a.m. this Friday. This is a Court of Justice holiday.

  • Hornback sets April 26 legislative forum to review 2014 General Assembly actions

    State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, holds a legislative forum Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the old courtroom on the second floor of Carroll County Courthouse.

    Hornback will brief constituents on the 2014 legislative session.  The forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

    “I look forward to seeing folks in Carroll County on Saturday, April 26 and providing an update on this year’s legislative session,” Hornback said.