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  • Winn cafeteria painted, decorated, ready for use

    When Kathryn Winn Primary students walk into the cafeteria for the first time this school year, they will be greeted with brightly painted walls, colorful globes hanging from the ceiling and their school mascots, Wisdom and Wonder, painted on the doors.

    “We wanted to make it a more welcoming environment and something the kids would be excited about being in,” Principal Gerda Wise said.

  • Have you met ... Tony Jury

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center’s new principal, Tony Jury, knows the importance of hard work and real-life experience for career-readiness.

    Raised on a dairy and tobacco farm in Nelson County, Jury worked throughout his college career to fund his education.

    “That taught me a lot about working hard and responsibility,” Jury said.

    Jury earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and masters degree in vocational education from the University of Kentucky.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Resurfacing brings more road work to the county

    Motorists in Carroll County can’t seem to escape all of the road work that is under way — Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek, Hwy. 55, Buffalo Creek Road and the intersection of Highland and Park avenues.

    Beware. There’s more on the way this summer, with resurfacing projects approved Tuesday, July 20 by Carroll County Fiscal Court.

  • Reading: Diggit, Ribbit!
  • Rockin’ Out!

    Paragon Arts and Music Academy held its Rock Star Dance Camp July 15-19. Every day was dedicated to a different rock star: Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice, Shake It Up, Rock Star Barbie and Fresh Beat Barbie. The girls learned a new dance every day and performed a rock concert for their parents at the end of camp. Campers also worked on rock star-themed crafts, modeled for a photo shoot, made music videos and sang karaoke. At the end of the week, each camper received a certificate, goody bag and rock star t-shirt.

  • Pair in Tennessee may have link to Goodin burglary

    Two Bedford individuals are in custody in the Sumner County (Tenn.) Jail in connection with last week’s burglary of the Milton home of Keith and Jennifer Goodin.

    Terry Wayne Hopper and Pamela Bentz, both 44 of Church Street in Bedford, were arrested in Portland, Tenn., Thursday while allegedly attempting to sell goods that had been reported stolen in Kentucky. Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Monday the couple is suspected in at least three burglaries in Trimble County, another in Carroll County and one in Switzerland County, Ind.

  • Bye Bye Bridge
  • Fremin leaves grants, PR to head ‘back to school’

    After nine years as the first Carroll County Schools director of public relations and grant writer, Jeff Fremin is returning to his roots. Starting in August, he will be the new Carroll County Middle School instructional coach, returning to the school for the fourth time in his career.

  • State police investigating P’ville audit

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Findings from a city of Prestonville audit conducted by Ross and Co., PPLC, for the 2007-08 fiscal year have been turned over the Kentucky State Police for further investigation after auditor Ed Lentz marked some it as suspicious.

    Lentz presented a summary of the audit during the July 15 Prestonville Commission meeting. Afterwards, Lentz told the commission, “I would certainly consider law enforcement look at some of these items.”