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  • 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.

  • Congratulations, Class of 2012!
  • ‘Puppets for Jesus’ gives message, music for youth


    News-Democrat Intern

    First Apostolic Church in Carrollton has only one child who regularly attends. Life-long member Jim Foster is hoping that his puppet show will change that.

    “Puppets for Jesus” will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the First Apostolic Church on Third Street in Carrollton.

    The show is free to the public and features colorful puppets, flashing lights and up-beat songs.

  • About 9 percent voted in primary election


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Election day is a breeze in Carroll County. 

    For the Democratic Presidential primary, Barack Obama received 258 votes, or 54.43 percent, with the remaining 216, or 45.57 percent voting uncomitted.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 30, 2012

    County to seek $275,000 business expansion grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a resolution allowing Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign documents as the county seeks a $275,000 Community Development Block Grant. The funds would be used as a loan to pay for a rail spur for the expansion of DRC Industries in the former Parthenon property.

  • Art show opening
  • Totally Tractors

     Pioneer Power Tractor Club celebrated the heritage of farming at its 10th annual show in Carrollton Saturday, May 12. The three-day family event puts the spotlight on antique tractors, but also features family fun, music, demostrations and farm animals