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  • Have you met ... Caleb Stephenson sells produce to earn money for college


    The News-Democrat

    Though Caleb Stephenson is young, he is already an active member of the agricultural community.

    The 13-year-old has worked in a garden since around the age of four.

    “Ever since I was little I liked being in my garden, like growing stuff, seeing what a seed can do,” Stephenson said.

  • First Friday Festivities
  • Butler Lake dam repairs to close road for 30 days

    The road over General Butler Lake dam will be closed for about 30 days this fall for a project to repair a pipe that controls water levels.

    During this time, visitors at General Butler State Resort Park will have to use the back entrance on 11th Street in Carrollton to access the lodge, restaurant, golf course and conference center.

    In a Monday interview, Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said the project will begin in late September to repair a 24-inch pipe in the dam that is collapsing.

  • Changes at PMC Organometallix to bring 36 jobs

    A move to improve production efficiency at PMC Organometallix operations will mean more jobs and expansion plans for the company’s plant in Carrollton.

    PMC Group announced Monday that it will consolidate its operations from its Cincinnati, Ohio plant to operations in Carrollton and Memphis, Tenn.

  • Targeting Traffickers

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police, arrested five people Monday night in Carroll County on heroin trafficking indictments returned by a circuit court grand jury. The investigation into these cases began in May, but the fight is far from over.

  • Three flown to UofL Hospital after mutiple vehicle crash

    Three people were flown to the University of Louisville Friday, Aug. 2, due to injuries sustained in three-vehicle incident in front of McDonalds at 3149 Hwy. 227. James See, 68, of Wheatley, was in life threatening condition as of press time. Debra See, 54, also of Wheatley, and Amanda Pope, 20, of Carrollton also were injured, however updates on their condition were not available by press time.

  • All the right moves
  • Practice makes perfect

    Carroll County High School Band of Gold’s halftime show this season will consist of two songs, “Earth Dance,” and “Never More,” assistant band director Kelly Hash said. “Never More” is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, “The Raven,” but the show has more of an African rhythm-feel, he said. 

  • Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

    Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

  • Fiscal court lowers taxes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got the 2013 round of setting tax levies off to a good start by lowering the county’s real estate rate.

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, fiscal court set this year’s rate at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from last year’s rate of 4.5 cents per $100. This translates into savings of $6 for a home assessed at $100,000.