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  • White Castle Bus to C’ton as Crusade fundraiser

    White Castle: What You Crave.

    At least that is what the Carrollton Fire Department is hoping for, as the department will be bringing the White Castle Bus to Carrollton this Saturday.

    The bus will be at the Carrollton Fire Department, 750 Clay St., from noon-5 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the WHAS11 Crusade for Children. This is the 61st annual Crusade for Children weekend, held June 7 and 8, and Carrollton firefighters will take all of the donations to a regional drop-off in Shelbyville Sunday.

  • Fiscal Court approved budget on first reading

    Carroll County’s $12.3 million budget is now on-track to win approval after a quick motion and vote at the May 27 fiscal court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson originally brought up the spending plan for fiscal 2014-15 at the May 13 meeting, but magistrates indicated they had not looked at the document and were not prepared to vote on it that day.

    This time, it sailed through approval with no comment or concerns raised.

  • Sheppard, Polson bring positive message to Carroll


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Two former University of Kentucky basketball players visited with students at local elementary schools and held a community event May 30 at Carroll County Middle School.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the events with Jarrod Polson, a senior guard from the 2012 National Championship team and this year’s runners-up team, and Jeff Sheppard, a guard who played for both Rick Pitino’s 1996 championship team and Orlando “Tubby” Smith’s 1998 championship team.

  • Trimble native Blair begins internship at The News-Democrat, Trimble Banner

    Keep your eye out for a new addition covering news and events for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner this summer.

    Trimble County native Jacob Blair, an Eastern Kentucky University senior, will be working for the local newspapers for 10 weeks as a part of the Kentucky Press Association internship offered to college students interested in journalism or public relations.

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  • Fun and games


    The Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival was held May 23-25 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. The event netted about $6,200 for the Shop with a Cop program, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. About 650-700 people came through the gates during the event.


  • Superintendent could be named by June 18

    Twenty-one applicants are being considered as the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools.

    The Carroll County Screening Committee held its first meeting Thursday, May 22 to begin the process of recommending its choices to the Board of Education.

    Michael Oder, superintendent search consultant for the Kentucky School Board Association, is working with the committee to narrow the list of candidates to interview to replace retiring Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D. The group will hold three meetings over the next several weeks to review the candidates.