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  • Carrollton City COuncil | Jan. 29, 2014

    Audit presented

    Jerilyn Zapp and Susan Dukes of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC presented Carrollton City Council with the fiscal year 2013-14 audit at its regular meeting Jan. 26. Council voted to hold a special meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at city hall to approve the audit.

  • Local hospital reports 2014 financial growth

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar came to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday with a big smile and a report on the hospital packed with successes and accomplishments.

    “The county has been such a strong supporter of the hospital over the years we wanted to share what we were able to accomplish in 2014,” Kozar said.

  • Meet Bill Chapman, Carroll’s newest published author

    Carroll County’s newest novelist Bill Chapman has just published his first book, “The Wake of the Pina Colada.”

    The story is about the Admirals Club, a group of retired military men, who, while on a cruise, encounter a terroristic plot.

    LawReader Books, owned by retired judge Stan Billingsley is publishing Chapman’s books. 

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.

  • N-D repeats as bronze winner

    The News-Democrat captured third place awards in general excellence Jan. 22 and 23, at Kentucky Press Association’s news and advertising awards contest.

    It’s the second consecutive year that the Carrollton newspaper has received both third place honors in the Weekly Class 1 category. This category is newspapers with circulation of 3,000 or less.

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.

  • Fiscal erases Worthville Fire’s Camp Kysoc rental charges

    The Worthville Volunteer Fire Department asked Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Jan. 27, why it was being charged to use Camp Kysoc for its Haunted Trail fundraising event.

    “The first year no one said anything about being charged until the event was ready to start,” Worthville Fire Chief Ernie Courtney said. “We had already been working out there for a month getting ready for the event.”

  • Oak will coordinate circulation, delivery

    In search of a new challenge, Michelle Oak found one at The News-Democrat. Her first day as the new circulation coordinator was Dec. 22, and she has been learning something new every day since.

    “It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’ve never worked for a newspaper before,” Oak said of why she applied for the position.

  • Taylor to lead graphics for newspapers

    After working his entire career in Madison, Ind., graphic designer Darrel Taylor decided it was time for a change. He joined the staff at The News-Democrat Jan. 5, as the new graphic designer.

    “Darrell will manage composition of ads for our customers in Carroll and Trimble counties,” Publisher Jeff Moore said. “He will also design the classified pages for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner and handle all layout and ad design for the River City Trading Post.”

  • Hornback hosts forum Jan. 31 at courthouse

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the downtown courthouse in Carrollton from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to brief constituents on the 2015 legislative session. 

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

    “I look forward to seeing folks in Carroll County on Saturday, the 31st and sharing information on what’s going on in Frankfort this session,” Hornback said. “I also look forward to hearing your concerns and answering any questions you may have in order to better serve you.”