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  • Giving life to another

    What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.

  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 21, 2012
  • Feeding the hungry
  • Pursuit leads to Georgia man’s arrest

    A man sought in Georgia for vehicle hijacking was arrested by the Carrollton Police Department following a short high-speed pursuit on Hwy. 227.

    CPD Officer Daniel Embry observed Lukas A. Lambert, 22, McLain, Miss., allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 227 at about 1:35 a.m. on Nov. 11.

    Embry turned his cruiser around and activated his lights and sirens, but Lambert refused to stop.

  • Local residents perform in classic holiday play

    Port William Productions is bringing community theater back to Carrollton.

    Actually comprised of members of the Port William Historical Society, PWP is producing the time-honored classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with three performances – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 2.

    The project is a labor of love for historical society member Deborah Garrett, who participated in numerous community theater productions in Carrollton and in Vevay and Madison, Ind.

  • Two arrested with burglary charges, police still looking for third person

    Two people have been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Carrollton residence on two separate occasions in October and November. A third is still sought for the crimes.

    Zachary Sloan, 18, 2468 Hwy. 42W, Carrollton was charged with burglary first degree and burglary first degree complicity on Nov. 3. Arin Williams, 620 Boone Road, Carrollton, was charged with two counts of burglary first degree on Nov. 14 after he was found hiding in a closet at 613 Fifth Street, Carrollton.

  • Scores show schools ‘need improvement’

    The results are in from the first round of the state’s Unbridled Learning Accountability Model – the successor to the state’s Kentucky Core Content Test and CATS assessment models.

    Pam Williams, instructional supervisor for Carroll County Schools, on Thursday explained to the Board of Education that the new Common Core Assessment Standards have been adopted in 48 states, but Kentucky was the first state to implement it in statewide testing.

    “All eyes are on Kentucky,” Superintendent Lisa James said.

  • 19,507 non-perishable food items donated to food pantry, breaks previous record
  • Construction project sparks debate in city of Prestonville

    A cloud of controversy surrounds the Prestonville recreation center and city building being constructed on New Castle Street.

    During a contentious Prestonville City Commission meeting Monday, Nov. 12, accusations flew, raising questions about back-dated contracts and whether the contractor was one of the original bidders on the project, as well as contractor requests for payment on materials they had to purchase, problems with the structure, and whether the mayor had the grant funds for the project.

  • Officials eye issues with construction

    Prestonville City Commission’s Nov. 12 meeting was filled with disputes between commissioners, the mayor and citizens, except when it came to issues with the construction on its new recreation center and city hall.

    At the meeting, they all raised concerns about the building’s construction, such as its concrete pad. They said it is not level and that there is a crack that extends across the entire pad.