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  • Carroll County High School Spring Choral Concert

     The Carroll County High School Chorus presented the Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School.

    The program included the songs “I Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Fire and Rain,” by James Taylor, “An American Tribute,” “Africa”, by Toto, and “For Good”, from Wicked.

    The choir consists of 14 members this year. Choir director Mary Ellis Coombs said that the choir members “like what they’re doing, and are proud to be a part of the choir”.

  • Beach joins N-D for summer internship

    Carroll County native Sarah Beach has joined the staff at The News-Democrat as a summer intern.

    Beach, a 2011 Carroll County High School graduate, just completed her freshman year at Western Kentucky University where she is a communications studies major.

    Many local residents will know Beach because of her involvement in activities while at CCHS. She played soccer and tennis, was president of the student body, took part in theater productions and was a member of the academic team.

  • Senate’s balanced postal reform bill is the best solution

     Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.

    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • New motor vehicle insurance notices to begin in June 2012

    County Clerk Alice Marsh says an important insurance law for Kentucky motorists will soon be implemented in Carroll County and across the Commonwealth.

    As mandated by the Kentucky General assembly, the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation on June 1 will begin mailing notices to owners of registered motor vehicles identified as having been without personal insurance coverage for more that 60 days.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Quincy Hogan

    Some may call it a “good walk spoiled.” But to Quincy Hogan, golf is a sport that takes both mental and physical ability, one that is challenging but can also be a way to interact with people from across the state. 

    For as long as she can remember, Hogan has played golf and had an interest in animals. Soon she will be able to pursue both of her loves at the collegiate level as she moves on to Cumberland University with a spot on the women’s golf team and an academic track to being a veterinarian.

  • 2012 Student-Athlete of the Year award: Sergio Pascual

    When Carroll County High School senior Sergio Pascual went down with a fractured tibia against Walton-Verona toward the end of soccer season, doctors told him he would not be able to play tennis this spring; there was no way the leg would be strong enough.

    But Pascual proved everyone wrong.

    He dedicated himself to rehabbing his leg and was back on the court at the start of the season. He was undefeated and dropped just one set the entire regular season.

  • Audit offers comments on county jail’s record keeping

    A report issued by Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts recommends changes in the way the Carroll County’s jailer deals with accounting and record-keeping in four areas handled by his office.

    The comments are part of the audit of Carroll County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, by state auditor Adam Edelen’s office.

  • Infant killed, driver charged in car crash at Butler Park

    An infant has died following a fatal crash at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday morning.

    A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old juvenile of Carrollton was traveling on the road leading up into the park from the rear entrance when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Troopers responded to the call at 9:13 a.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

  • Crash ’em & Bash ’em

    Rain didn’t deter about 1,100 loyal derby fans and drivers from attending the Spring Bash on May 12. The bash was held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds and was organized by John Peck and Top Dog Productions from Boone County.  Race results are:

    Big Car Modified class

    First: Joel Fryburger  in car 437

    Second: Chuck Roby in car 18

    Third: Scott Zizleman in car 00

    Maddog: Dustin Cross in car 90

    Big Car Stock class

    First: Lee Bob Kinney in car 000

    Second: Anthony Wagers in car 415

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - May 16, 2012

    City meets state grant requirements

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Joan Moore announced at Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting that the city had collected the required $45,000 in local pledges for a Land and Water Conservation grant. The city is applying for the grant to be used toward the construction of the splash park.