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  • The search for James’ replacement is underway

    The Board of Education approved hiring the Kentucky School Boards Association at a cost of $8,500 to coordinate their search for the next Carroll County Schools superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.

  • ACS officials show where funding goes

    Money raised through Carroll County’s Relay for Life reaches local residents directly through information and support services, including lodging for patients receiving cancer treatment, while the majority of the money goes toward research grants at area universities.

    About 30 local residents learned this and more about American Cancer Society services Thursday, April 3, at a town hall meeting in the conference center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Rains Lead to Slides

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.

    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed the Scott’s unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | April 10, 2014

    Fiscal approves roof, skylight projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 8, to address two leak issues at separate facilities. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the Carroll County Senior Center on Sixth Street has been dealing with a leaky roof for a while now. With recent rains, he said water has gotten into some of the electrical boxes.

  • Jefferies indicted after Hwy. 36 wreck

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Goshen man Monday, April 7, on charges stemming from a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family. 

    Donald S. Jefferies, 50, was indicted on three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony with a penalty of 10-20 years imprisonment, a fine of $1,000-10,000 and the revocation of a driver’s license for six months on each count.

  • Allen, Foster charged with murdering son

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted a Ghent couple Monday, April 7, on nine charges, including murder, after the death of their 2-year-old son.

  • Shooting Sports teaches safety, sportsmanship

    “Puuull!”

    “Bang!”

    These sounds echoed across a field off Hwy. 389 Sunday as 15 4-Hers shook off the winter cold and enjoyed an afternoon shooting at targets with their shotguns, kicking off the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports season.

  • State budget to fund JCTC-Carrollton campus

    Funding for a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton is heading to Gov. Steve Beshear’s desk for his signature as part of a budget agreement that passed in both houses of the legislature Monday night.

  • Superintendent James announces retirement

    Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., made a surprise announcement at the March 27, Carroll County Board of Education meeting: After 27 years in education – including six years as superintendent – she is retiring, effective June 30.

  • Breaking Ground

    The ceremonial groundbreaking for the Carroll County Middle School renovation was held Thursday, March 27, outside of the existing gymnasium. Following the Board of Education meeting, a ceremony was held in the current gymnasium honoring the old and celebrating the new. Work will begin on the drainage and sewage lines in the next few weeks, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said. The temporary bus loop also will be installed and will be made permanent later on. The majority of the work will take place after school is out, she said.