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  • Race to the Top grant to target math education

    Carroll County Schools will be one of 22 school districts to receive about $1.6 million over the next four years as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top grant.

  • After-school program to expand for K-2nd grade

    An after-school program is coming soon for students in kindergarten through third grades.

    Director of Public Relations Jeff Fremin announced Thursday to the Carroll County Board of Education that school district had received a second 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, totaling $637,500 over the next five years.

  • News-Democrat wins 16 state awards

    The News-Democrat was recognized Friday night with 16 awards in the Kentucky Press Association’s 2012 Excellence in Newspapers contest, including an overall second place for General Excellence in Weekly Class 1.

    The awards, presented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, recognized the staff for its quality work in news and sports coverage, photography and page design. The General Excellence award recognized that The News-Democrat received the second most points for its awards among newspapers its size across the state.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 23, 2013

    Year in review for CFD

    The Carrollton Fire Department expanded its community service outreach and responded to more runs in 2012.

    Fire Chief Greg Beck presented his 2012 yearly report to city council at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 14. CFD responded to 113 calls for service, compared to 90 in 2011. The agency has experienced an 85 percent increase over a four-year period, according to the report.

  • Carrollton Police Department | Jan. 23, 2012

    Traffic stop nets drug arrest of C’ton man

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell conducted a traffic stop Jan. 5 at 5:20 p.m. for failure to signal, no registration plates and no insurance.

    During  the traffic stop, Mitchell arrested Carroll Meadows, 58, of 610 Hawkins St., on three counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance,  second offense, for methamphetamine, heroin and opiates, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Police make arrests from anonymous tips

  • Carroll County Sheriff's Office | Jan. 23, 2012

    Arrest made in missing deposit

    A Carrollton man was arrested in Scottsburg, Ind., Jan. 9 on charges he took $4,456.25 that was supposed to be deposited for McDonald’s in Carrollton.

    Xander C. St. Croix, 38, of 1137 Brock Dr., was arrested after McDonalds learned that the deposit was not made Jan. 3 at the First National Bank office on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said in a recent interview.

  • Commissioner for Local Government speaks on fiscal cliff at CCCDC meeting

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    A state commissioner spoke to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation about the effect the national “fiscal cliff” would have on state and regional levels at their annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Camp Kysoc.

  • Construction on Hwy. 36 bridge under way soon

    The long-awaited replacement of the Hwy. 36 West bridge over Locust Creek will begin next month.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week that crews will begin moving utilities in the area of the bridge Feb. 4 in preparation for the bridge closure March 1.

    In a news release, KYTC officials said the contractor, Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., plans  to open the new bridge to traffic by June 1 and expects to complete the entire project by June 30, weather permitting.

  • Super Grades Through the Ages
  • Executive director hired for I-71 group

    The six-county partnership focusing on regional economic development has a new name, a new executive director and a new website, but has the same focus: to bring new business, to maintain and expand current business and to develop the existing workforce for the counties along I-71.