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  • Have You Met: Andrew Johnson

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • General Butler Lodge celebrates 50 years

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and other state officials gathered in Carrollton Friday morning to kick-off a series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of six lodges in Kentucky State Resort Parks, including General Butler.

    The kick-off is in celebration of Gov. Bert T. Combs’ decision in 1960 to expand the state’s parks system with construction of the six new lodges, including one here in Carroll County, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow told a crowd at the Butler Park lodge.

  • McManis promoted in NC Air National Guard

    Colonel Brent McManis was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 145th Combat Operations Group of the North Carolina Air National Guard, on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Col. McManis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken McManis, formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky.; the grandson of the late Mrs. Erby McManis Bryant; and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watkins of Carrollton.

  • Band of Gold spreads the “Joy”

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold performed their new routine, “Joy” in front of the Panther Field home crowd Friday night during halftime of the football team’s game against Kentucky Country Day.

  • Ghent P&Z may drop to five members

    Zoning administrator Jack Duncan was officially named a member of the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Duncan replaces Rusty Whisman, who resigned as chairman of the commission in May. Because the city council did not appoint a replacement within the state-mandated 60 days since Whisman’s resignation, the task fell to the P&Z, which voted unanimously to appoint Duncan.

    Duncan was appointed in the same manor to serve as zoning administrator in July.

  • Developer seeks definition of ‘high density’ from P&Z

    A new apartment and townhouse complex may be coming to the city of Carrollton; that is, if it can pass the planning and zoning regulations.

    Land owner Paul Kemper and Scott and Wendy Whittaker of Whittaker Squared Architects came to the special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, to discuss the possibility of building in the 1200 block of Gillock Avenue, currently zoned C-3.

  • Music, Food, Fun at the Point
  • Creek bridge repair, unkempt properties top court agenda

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is exploring options to deal with erosion at the base of a private bridge off Locust Road, which has cropped up after bank stabilization work was completed there.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its meeting Tuesday morning that the problems were found at the base of one of the piers supporting a bridge owned by Danny Kinman. Photos displayed at fiscal court show how the water in Locust Creek had caused deterioration at the base of the pier, which stands in the creek.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 12, 2012

    Hundreds of grandparents participated in this year’s Grandparents’ Day Lunch at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary. More photos from this year’s event will be featured in the October edition of Carroll County Kids. Each child attending Winn, Cartmell and Christian Academy of Carrollton receive the monthly magazine, courtesy of The News-Democrat sponsors. Extra copies are available at the Carroll County Public Library and The News-Democrat office.

  • 2012 Homecoming Court