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  • Ohio Valley Charities donates $25,000 to new JCTC-Carrollton campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    More donations were announced toward the Jefferson Community and Technical College BuildSmart project at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, July 22.
    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced that Ohio Valley Charities donated $25,000 and state Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) donated $500.
    “There are a number of foundations we’re working on applying for,” Tomlinson said.

  • Children take the stage at Kentucky Shakespeare camp

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    A small group of students, with the help of Kentucky Shakespeare company, will perform part of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as a play within a play at 3 p.m. Friday at the Carroll County Public Library.
    Tony Milder and Megan Massie have been with the company for a year and are working with the children to understand things in theater such as stage directions, archetypes, roles, props and much more as they do the Pyramus and Thisbe play within the play.

  • Two new providers recently joined hospital’s Warsaw Family Practice

    By Jacob Blair
    The News-Democrat Intern
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Warsaw Family Practice now has two medical providers joining Dr. Ben Kunicki in treating patients.
    Dr. Christy Johnson joins the practice after working for nine years at the New Horizons Medical Center. She spent the past three to four years working in the emergency room. She is board certified in family medicine, but had coursework during medical school in emergency medicine.
    “I wanted to get back into the office setting,” Johnson said.

  • Construction continues inside and out at CCMS

    The discovery of a five-inch gas line and 13 electrical conduits during the Carroll County Middle School renovation will cost the district more than $91,000 out of its contingency budget.
    The Board of Education originally approved a change order of $7,340 at its meeting June 19, to remove the gas and electrical conduit from the existing courtyard. The board approved two more change orders related to the discovery at a special meeting July 17.

  • Investigation ongoing in Milton murder-suicide case

    By Dave Taylor
    Landmark News Service
    Two Milton residents are dead and another remains hospitalized after what investigators are calling “an apparent murder-suicide” that occurred early Sunday morning in a residential neighborhood behind the Midway Stop-N-Go about halfway between Milton and Bedford.
    Carlin Sarah Davis, 16, has been identified by the Stratton-Karstetter Funeral Home in Versailles, Ind., as one of the fatalities. Niki Davis, 33, is recovering in a Louisville hospital from gunshot wounds.

  • Tpr. Roberts explains extent of heroin issue at town hall

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The heroin drug trade that began across the country five or six years ago is now affecting smaller towns like Sanders, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts.

    Roberts was the guest speaker at the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Sanders Community Park. He educated the audience about heroin, drug withdraw effects, the dangers of it and other drug-related issues affecting the community.

  • Ash tree treatment to continue for next four years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    As treatment continues on the ash trees at General Butler State Resort Park in an attempt to neutralize the effect of the emerald ash borer, Carrollton Rotary members had the opportunity to ask questions about the park and learn what else needs to happen in the restoration process.

  • Police to deliver notices to delinquent businesses

    Carrollton Police officers began delivering notices Tuesday to business owners who had not paid their annual city business license, which was due by June 30. A 20 percent penalty went into effect July 1. Most will pay the fee within two days, Assistant City Clerk/Treasurer Beth Toombs said.

    Council decided to give business owners until the next council meeting, July 28, to pay before shutting them down.

  • Oak promoted to assistant superintendent

    Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

    Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.

  • 2013 CCHS grad dies in car crash

    A 2013 Carroll County High School graduate died in a two-vehicle crash July 2, near the 4300 block of Hwy. 421 North in Trimble County.