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  • 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.

  • Police arrest County Rescue member for theft, drugs

    A Carrollton man who was a member of Carroll County Rescue Squad and his wife remained in jail Wednesday on charges linked to the alleged theft of the squad’s fuel credit card and drug charges.

    Michael Allen Starks, 26, and Summer Doss Starks, 25, both of Carrollton, were arrested Thursday, March 27, by Carrollton Police as part of an investigation conducted by Carrollton police officer Ron Dickow.

  • NAS to receive utility tax refund from school district

    Carroll County School must issue a $472,000 refund to North American Stainless after the company overpaid its utility taxes in the calendar year 2012.

    At the beginning of the year, NAS and the Department of Revenue estimated the amount of utilities they would use and, furthermore, estimated the amount of taxes the company would pay, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said. The school district receives one-twelfth of that amount, he said. The company is given two years to go back and request a refund.

  • State legislature approves $250,000 for regional career academy; Beshear to sign

    The Kentucky General Assembly included an appropriation of $250,000 in the 2014-2016 state budget that will be used as seed money for the establishment of a Regional Collaborative Career Academy. This academy is a joint effort between the school districts in Carroll, Owen, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties.

    The budget passed both houses of the legislature Monday night and awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.