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  • Sheppard, Polson bring positive message to Carroll


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Two former University of Kentucky basketball players visited with students at local elementary schools and held a community event May 30 at Carroll County Middle School.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the events with Jarrod Polson, a senior guard from the 2012 National Championship team and this year’s runners-up team, and Jeff Sheppard, a guard who played for both Rick Pitino’s 1996 championship team and Orlando “Tubby” Smith’s 1998 championship team.

  • Trimble native Blair begins internship at The News-Democrat, Trimble Banner

    Keep your eye out for a new addition covering news and events for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner this summer.

    Trimble County native Jacob Blair, an Eastern Kentucky University senior, will be working for the local newspapers for 10 weeks as a part of the Kentucky Press Association internship offered to college students interested in journalism or public relations.

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  • Fun and games


    The Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival was held May 23-25 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. The event netted about $6,200 for the Shop with a Cop program, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. About 650-700 people came through the gates during the event.


  • Superintendent could be named by June 18

    Twenty-one applicants are being considered as the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools.

    The Carroll County Screening Committee held its first meeting Thursday, May 22 to begin the process of recommending its choices to the Board of Education.

    Michael Oder, superintendent search consultant for the Kentucky School Board Association, is working with the committee to narrow the list of candidates to interview to replace retiring Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D. The group will hold three meetings over the next several weeks to review the candidates.

  • Food pantry seeks new, bigger home


    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Community Food Pantry could be on the path to achieving its own non-profit 501c(3) status after a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, for community members to attend and volunteer to lead the effort.

  • Tuttle Tots 3K will benefit area teachers


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Time is running out to pre-register online for the Tuttle Tots 3K that will take place June 14 at the Carroll County Park.

    Adult pre-registration for the walking 3K or running 3K races is $25 and pre-registration for children is $15. Pre-registration ends June 5 and those who pre-register are guaranteed a T-shirt. On-site registration also is available, but T-shirts cannot be guaranteed.

  • Board holds first reading of 2014-15 budget

    Carroll County Board of Education approved its draft budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year totaling $25.76 million at its May 22 meeting.

    District Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the proposed budget, which doesn’t have to be finalized until later this year, includes a $4.43 million contingency, which is 19.89 percent of the budget.

  • Gas causes home explosion

    Travis Noble and his 3-year-old son were able to escape from their 11th Street home in Carrollton without injury Tuesday when a gas explosion brought the roof in on them and set the house on fire.

    “I have no idea how they were able to get out of there,” Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said Wednesday morning, because the explosion caused the living room area of the house to collapse.

  • Horner sworn in, P’ville budget passes


    The News-Democrat

    Prestonville Commission filled a vacancy on the board and approved a budget for next year during a special meeting Tuesday, May 27.

    Cathy Horner was sworn in as the newest commissioner during the meeting.  She fills the vacancy left by Charles Smith, who resigned from his post on May 19.