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  • CCHS cross country runner Cruz invited to participate in Australian meet in June

    Occasionally, athletics provides a student a possible once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Guillermo Cruz, a Carroll County High School sophomore, has been invited to participate in a cross country meet in Australia this summer.

    The 18th annual event, sponsored by Down Under Sports, invites high school athletes from across the world to compete in the international event.

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  • County Clerk’s Office introduces new computer software

    The Print On-Demand Decal was introduced last week in three county clerk offices across Kentucky.

    Carroll County joins Boyle and Scott counties as the three pilot counties for the new Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing software.

    The purpose of PODD is to reduce the amount of paper generated by the licensing division. “This is not a paperless system but the county clerks do not have to store paper anymore,” PODD project manager Bill Cottun said.

  • Annual report shows calls for service up


    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Police Department reported increases in calls for service, alarm responses, motorist assists and department programs in its annual report to the Carrollton City Council.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the department tracks 27 categories and experienced increases in 10 areas and a reduction in 17 areas.

  • Flying High: Underwood earns Eagle Scout rank
  • County wants CSX to fix crossings, particularly at Hwy. 227

    The lack of response from CSX Railroad about the conditions of the county’s railroad crossings has prompted Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick to reach out to the community.

    The condition of the Hwy. 227 crossing continues to deteriorate. At approximately 9:30 p.m. March 7, one of the rail ties came loose, causing an accident. The driver of the car was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Snow wins all three rounds - cannot see the white towel!
  • Fender bender on Highland

    Carrollton Police Department responded to a two-vehicle incident on Highland Avenue March 4.

    Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell reported that a driver stopped westbound on Highland Avenue and motioned for a car turning left on to Highland Avenue from Rowland Avenue to make the turn. Another vehicle heading west came up the center turning lane to make a left turn onto Eleventh Street striking the vehicle that started on Rowland Avenue.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 12, 2015

    New website for Tourism

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler announced tourism’s website has changed to visitcarrolltonky.net. Tourism lost its .com website by the same name after the domain owner, someone not associated with Tourism, did not pay the renewal fees. The domain name went up for auction, where Tourism attempted to buy it back, but lost. Wheeler said she has been monitoring the old website, which, so far, is a blank blog.

    Electrical inspection fees established

  • Auditor says more money missing from Ghent city hall

    An audit found more than $300,000 missing from the city of Ghent, allegedly stolen by the former city clerk.

    Preliminary investigation estimated the amount missing as ranging from $105,000 to $250,000. However, the audit, performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC., ultimately found $305,838.93 missing from the city, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said March 9.