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  • Voters change makeup in cities of Carrollton, Ghent

    Below are the unofficial results of voting at all 11 precincts in Carroll County, tallied after the polls closed at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The names listed inred are the candidates who drew the most votes from local voters only. The News-Democrat went to press before results were finalized nationwide. Official counts by precinct and state and national results will be published in next week’s issue.

    CARROLLTON CITY COUNCIL

    Mike GORDON......................................................................726

  • One student, monitor remain hospitalized

    Jordan Raisor was one of the luckier passengers on the Head Start school bus that crashed into a tree last Monday.

    Released from Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville early Wednesday morning, the 3-year-old son of Jessie Raisor and Tanya Nohner Faulkner suffered mostly from bruises. The worst part, his mom said, was bruising to his lower intestine.

  • Police arrest 10 locals in drug roundup

    Local police continue their commitment to cleaning up the streets of Carroll County.

    A drug roundup Friday morning by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police yielded 10 arrests, all Carroll County residents.

    All those arrested were indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on charges of trafficking heroin and prescription narcotics on Thursday, Oct. 8. Police are still looking for five others who have not yet been located.

  • Pastors head up fund to meet families’ needs

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association is administering a fund to help the families of those involved in the tragic bus accident on Boone Road last Monday.

    The Rev. Dr. Chris White of First Baptist Church, who heads the ministerial group, said the fund came together to aid families with the financial burdens they are facing day-to-day.

    As of Monday, more than $10,000 had been collected in gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, cash and checks, White said.

  • Community begins to heal

    After one of the most tragic events in local history, the Carroll County community took time to mourn and to begin to heal this past week.

  • Carroll County Schools to Close Friday, Nov. 2

    The following statement is from Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District:

     

  • Group set to sweep area along Highland Avenue

    Carrollton Main Street Program is holding its fall sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Kentucky Adopt-a-Highway cleanup.

    Project coordinator Alice Richter said the area stretchs on Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) from Cartmell Elementary School to the Prestonville bridge.

    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Cartmell parking lot to pick up their trash bags and gloves, Richter said. For more information, call Richter at (502) 732-0779.

  • Carroll woman killed in Trimble crash

    A Carroll County woman has died from injuries suffered in a crash on Friday, Oct. 26. Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by Norma Puckett, 76, of Carrollton, was traveling east on Hwy. 42 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Puckett, who was wearing a seat belt, was first transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital. Puckett died of her injuries at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

  • STAND strength team to visit Carroll County

    The STAND Team is coming to Carroll County and to the Worthville Baptist Church, Nov. 2 through Nov. 4. 

    STAND is a national and international non-profit organization standing before thousands of people yearly. They go into public and private schools, prisons, churches and give concerts using feats of strength to illustrate a powerful message.

  • Adolescent substance abuse program opens

    Adolescents in Carroll County and the surrounding area have a new place to seek help for their substance abuse issues-an intensive outpatient program designed specifically for teens within walking distance of both Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School.

    Operated by the Brook Hospital at KMI, the Brook Outpatient Center is a new chemical dependency treatment center conveniently located behind the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice on Clay Street.