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  • Terrell looks to build membership as new C’ton fire chief

    Spend a few minutes talking with new Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell and you’ll see that his passion for emergency services runs through his veins.

    While he has just been fire chief since May 6, Terrell has been a volunteer with the Carrollton Fire Department since 1985.

    “It’s sort of a way of life for us,” Terrell said during a Friday interview in his office at the fire station.

  • Hunger joins the police force

     By SARAH BEACH
    The News-Democrat

    Officer Bryant Hunger, the newest police officer on the Carrollton Police force, is an active servant of the community.

    A part-time EMT, a firefighter for the Carrollton Fire Department and assistant coach with the Carroll County High School Panthers football team, Hunger was sworn in last December as a full-time police officer, after working as a Fire Engineer and Dispatcher for two years.

  • Correction: Warrant was executed in December 2012 for Fitzgerald

    A May 15 story in The News-Democrat about ex-convict Kevin Fitzgerald gave the wrong date for a search warrant issued that led to his arrest for owning a shotgun and ammunition.

    The search warrant was issued in December 2012, not in 2011, and executed by police from Owensboro, Ky., and Dawson Springs, Ky., where he was living at the time.

  • Sheriff’s Office to apply for grant for school resource officer

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office hopes to land a federal grant to put a resource officer in the schools next year.

    At the May 14 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, CCSO’s Jennifer Willhoite said they are seeking a three-year, $125,000 grant for the position. The funding would come through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Hiring Program.

  • Trashed: Students observe Ohio River garbage, work to raise awareness, clean up the mess

    When Jane Goecke and Donald Poe signed up for an independent study course in geology for the spring semester at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus, they figured they’d be studying rocks.

    Instead, they spent eight weeks studying garbage.

    The inspiration for the project they recently completed came when Coast Guard Operations Specialist Thomas Blossom and his colleague, Eric Santiago, visited Caroline Reisner’s class to talk about water pollution – particularly a phenomenon called the Ocean Garbage Patch.

  • Boles leads by example, fulfills dream of playing college sports

    Trey Boles is quiet, but he is a leader.

    If you are looking for someone to stand up in front of the team and give a motivating speech, it probably won’t be him. But if you listen closely, you might hear him offering encouraging words to a teammate on the bench.

    You will not hear him being loud and upset, arguing about “terrible calls” with the referee or umpire. No, the only thing you will hear is him cheering for his teammates – both in English and in his made-up Indian chants from the dugout.

  • Farewell to the Class of 2013
  • ‘Impact’ film looks at lives after 1988 bus crash

    The first public showing of a film documenting the lives of several survivors of the 1988, church bus crash in Carroll County was held in the Performing Arts Center at John Harding High School in Radcliff, Ky., on Wednesday, May 15.

    A private viewing specifically for survivors and their families was held the night before, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the event that left 24 children and three adults – all from Radcliff – dead.

  • Friends of Butler to operate historic home

    When the historic Butler-Turpin House opens its doors for the summer season Thursday, it will be operated by a local non-profit group instead of Kentucky State Parks.

    Friends of Butler, formed to support and promote the historic home, assumed operations of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at General Butler State Resort Park May 20.

    Friends of Butler’s board of directors approved a contract with the Kentucky Department of Parks during a May 14 meeting, allowing it to operate the home.