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  • Lisa James receives ‘excellent’ evaluation

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James received an “excellent” rating on her recent evaluation by the board of education, along with a new four-year contact.

    In a Monday interview, board chairwoman Mona Kindoll said school board members rated James on nine performance standards, giving her an overall rating of 3.2 on a four-point scale. She said this is considered “excellent” under the Kentucky Department of Education’s evaluation system.

  • Changing of the guard: Paul Stone hired as new CCHS athletic director and girls basketball coach

    It’s the beginning of a new era for athletics at Carroll County High School.

    Paul Stone, Jr., currently girls basketball head coach at Bardstown High School, will officially be announced as the new athletic director and girls basketball coach at Carroll County High School on Wednesday. He will meet with Carroll County’s current head coaches at this time.

    In an interview Tuesday, Stone said he is looking forward to the opportunity at Carroll County and “can’t wait to start.”

  • City buys Court St. building

    The City of Carrollton purchased a building in downtown Carrollton in a master commissioner’s foreclosure sale Friday, May 4.

    Mayor Gene McMurry, on behalf of the city, bid $34,000 on the building located at 110 Court St., formerly owned by Danny Maiden. The building was sold at public auction on the courthouse steps Friday at 9 a.m.

    The plaintiff, MainSource Bank, offered $33,267.

    The city opted to pay the full amount rather than 10 percent at the time of sale to avoid paying the 12 percent interest fee.

  • Carroll store sells $1 million Lotto ticket

    An individual who wants to remain anonymous came forward to claim a $1 million prize won on a Kentucky Powerball ticket purchased in Carroll County Saturday.

    Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said Monday the winner who purchased the ticket at the HOP Shops Carrollton Marathon store on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton came forward to the lottery headquarters in Frankfort to claim the prize. He said the person has requested to remain anonymous.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 2, 2012

    County will not act on drug ordinance

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will not take local action on a synthetic drug control ordinance now that the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill that Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh said House Bill 481 sets up felony penalties to cover the growing problem with these new drugs, some known as synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

  • Beach resigns from school board

    Carroll County Board of Education member Jennifer Beach tendered her resignation at the board’s April 26 meeting to take a position with the school district.

    “To avoid a conflict of interest I am resigning from my position on the Carroll County School Board,” Beach stated in her letter. She has served on the board for four years and served as board chairman for a year.

  • Carrollton woman arrested for trespassing

    Carrollton Police arrested a local woman for entering a stranger’s home and refusing to leave.

    The police received the call at 7:37 p.m. on April 23 from 322 Port William Lane. The caller allegedly said reported a strange female in her house that would not leave, according to the police report.

    Cassie L. Yeary, 36, of Carrollton was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing first degree and public intoxication. She also had three Trimble County District Court warrants for theft by deception.

  • CPD arrests woman in local store

    A Worthville woman was arrested on drug and shoplifting charges in Trader Bakers April 22.

  • Milton-Madison span reopens a day early

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Due to an outstanding effort by work crews and the cooperation of the weather, the Milton-Madison Bridge reopened 24 hours ahead of schedule at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

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