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  • Write-ins filed for sheriff, jailer spots

    Three people have filed as write-in candidates for the General Election Nov. 4.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw will challenge incumbent Sheriff Jamie Kinman for the post.

    Scott Rose has filed as a write-in for the Carroll County Jailer’s race, attempting to unseat incumbent Mike Humphrey. Rose ran against Humphrey in the primary election, but lost.

  • Bath time!
  • Winner, Winner!

    The annual Carroll County Tobacco Festival was held Sept. 25-27, in downtown Carrollton. 

    Tobacco judging

    The 2014 tobacco judging competition saw the most entries that it has had in many years, organizers said. In the green tobacco category, Bobby Graves won top prizes, followed by the children of Donnie Leach in second place and Jerry Leach in third place.

    In the cured tobacco category, Trevor Welch won first place. Steve Simmons took home the honors for second and third places in this category.

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  • Concrete to be removed at old CCMS gym

    Uneven flooring in the old gymnasium required the Carroll County Board of Education to approve a fifth change order Monday, Sept. 29, for the Carroll County Middle School renovation.

    The board unanimously approved a motion to demolish the existing 38-foot by 88-foot concrete slab in the old gym, at a cost of $23,905. In about a week, another change order will need to be approved to install the new flooring materials, RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva explained.

  • Jackson trained many officers during 35 years of service

    One of the Carrollton Police Department’s longest-serving officers died Saturday at his home.

    Sgt. Richard V. “Rick” Jackson, 60, died Saturday and was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    An autopsy was performed Sunday at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Wilhoite said Tuesday. Results are not yet available, however the preliminary cause of death is myocardial infarction, which is a major heart attack, he said.

  • Crossings are safety hazard, must be fixed

    The Carroll County railroad crossings in their current condition pose a safety issue, and Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson wants them fixed.

  • School district budget tops $25 million

    The Carroll County Board of Education unanimously approved a working budget of more thank $25 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The budget totals $25,365,495.75, with employee salaries and benefits taking up 72.08 percent. There also is a 9 percent contingency built in.

    The new district activity budget line generated the most discussion.