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  • Collecting for Crusade

    Carrollton firefighters, Westside firefighters, scouts and volunteers collected door-to-door for the Crusade for Children on May 30 and 31. CFD also held a road block at the intersection of 5th Street and Highland Avenue on June 1 and 2.

  • Heroes In Training

    Firefighters from Carrollton Fire Department, Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Worthville Fire Department competed in the first Fireman’s Challenge at the Fair Monday night. Firefighters performed six events: a 85-ft bundle carry, a 100-ft hose drag, a 130 ft equipment carry, a 28 ft ladder raise and extension, a 200 lb rescue Randy doll carry and a weighted sled pull with 150 lbs on it that was drug 50 ft.

  • Convivial Carnival
  • Competing for the crown

    Fourteen women competed in the 2012 Miss Carroll County Fair
    pageant held Monday night.
     

  • Carrollton man arrested on sexual-related charges involving a juvenile

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man Friday, June 1 for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in his neighborhood.

    Mark Anthony Weber, 24, of 1204 Sixth St. was charged with first- degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary, all class B felony charges punishable by between 10-20 years in prison and a fine of between $1,000-$10,000.

    Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the incident allegedly occurred at 5:30 a.m. Friday, and Carrollton Police were notified at 6:45 a.m.

  • Fourth Street building razed to make way for parking lot

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The middle school is about to get its own parking lot.

    The Carroll County Board of Education recently purchased the property on the corner of Fourth Street and Seminary Street for $130,000. The .646 acre property was formerly owned by James Vannarsdall.

  • Leeper, Raisor to leave principal posts

    Two Carroll County principals have stepped down from their posts.

    Carroll County High School Principal John Leeper has accepted the principal job for Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County. Carroll County Area Technology Center Principal Crystal Raisor will be teaching at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center next school year.

    “It was a difficult decision, but one that will allow me to be closer to my children during the school day,” Leeper said.

  • Council eyes discount rates, may consider long-term stays

    The Two Rivers Campground could soon be giving a discount to select individuals and offering a weekly flat fee for up to a 15-day stay.

  • Extension 4-H post wins funds from court

    A 4-H Extension agent could be on the job in Carroll County in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

    That’s because Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $10.84 million budget Friday with stop-gap funding for the position. The spending plan, which includes $46,350 for the Extension post, won approval with little discussion by magistrates.

  • Session offers info on $25,000 business grant

    Downtown Carrollton business owners and entrepreneurs take note: City government is offering funds to help improve or start-up businesses in the historic district. This is the area bounded on the north by the Ohio River, on the west by the Kentucky River, on the east by the west side of Seventh Street and on the south by the north side of Sycamore Street.