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  • Honk if you support public education

    Teachers wearing red shirts and holding signs stating their love for their schools lined both sides of the intersection at Hwy. 227 and U.S. 42, April 12. Most every car coming through the intersection was honking its horn and waving at the teachers, showing their support for public education.

    The teachers held a rally supporting teachers and public education in preparation for another day of protest in Frankfort, April 13.

  • City must tighten up to balance the FY budget

    Frankfort isn’t the only place making budget cuts. The city of Carrollton is currently projected to be over budget by $443,000 in fiscal year 2018-2019, so city council is looking for ways to trim down.

    Council held a special meeting April 12, to discuss the budget cuts. Councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Jeffrey Dickow and Doug Hill were present, along with Mayor Robb Adams and City Clerk/Treasurer Melinda Wright-Moore.

  • Blocked

    A Transport Services tanker overturned just outside of Ghent Tuesday, April 17, blocking U.S. Hwy. 42 for about seven-and-a-half hours.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 9:07 a.m. about the overturned tanker at 6870 Hwy. 42 East between Ghent and North American Stainless.

    Ghent Fire Protection District, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County EMS and Carroll County Emergency Management responded.

  • Computer upgrades for SO; Roads remain a major issue for county

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked James King of Noble Technology to evaluate the department’s computer systems. Marshall said the recommendation was for three new hard drive upgrades instead of five at $389.97 each. King also will transfer the data from the old drives to the new drives. The labor is estimated to take six to eight hours at $80 per hour for a maximum cost of $640.

  • Donate blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

  • Educational foundation seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County — an independent 501(c)3 — is accepting nominations for its two open positions for at-large directors for 2018 – 2019. All directors serve as volunteers. Individuals may nominate themselves.

  • The Egg Sprint at Easter on the Square
  • Bed and Breakfast could reopen in the historic Highland House

    An Owen County couple moved one step closer toward re-opening a bed and breakfast in Carrollton.

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning determined it had no objections to Dr. David and Tracy Ison continuing the operation of a bed and breakfast in the historic Highland House, located at 1705 Highland Ave. The home was owned and operated as a bed and breakfast by Don and Ruth Mougey, and the Ison’s were set to close on the house April 9.

  • Abatement issues, events discussed at council meeting

    Carrollton City Council agreed to rescind its abatement of property at 502 Paradise Alley at the request of the family that is now acting to resolve roof issues that led to it being cited for unfit building conditions.

    Mary Coghill, the daughter of property owner Walter Coghill, came to council asking that they be allowed to proceed with work she has arranged to have the roof issues fixed so the city does not have to raze the house.

  • Primary candidates to share their views at forums April 18-20

    Voters will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates seeking to be judge-executive, magistrate, sheriff, jailer and circuit court clerk during three forums April 18, 19 and 20 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA are again teaming up again to present these forums beginning each evening at 6 p.m. in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium. They first worked together in 2014 to host a candidate forum for judge-executive candidates.