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  • Tpr. Roberts explains extent of heroin issue at town hall

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The heroin drug trade that began across the country five or six years ago is now affecting smaller towns like Sanders, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts.

    Roberts was the guest speaker at the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Sanders Community Park. He educated the audience about heroin, drug withdraw effects, the dangers of it and other drug-related issues affecting the community.

  • Ash tree treatment to continue for next four years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    As treatment continues on the ash trees at General Butler State Resort Park in an attempt to neutralize the effect of the emerald ash borer, Carrollton Rotary members had the opportunity to ask questions about the park and learn what else needs to happen in the restoration process.

  • Police to deliver notices to delinquent businesses

    Carrollton Police officers began delivering notices Tuesday to business owners who had not paid their annual city business license, which was due by June 30. A 20 percent penalty went into effect July 1. Most will pay the fee within two days, Assistant City Clerk/Treasurer Beth Toombs said.

    Council decided to give business owners until the next council meeting, July 28, to pay before shutting them down.

  • Oak promoted to assistant superintendent

    Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

    Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.

  • 2013 CCHS grad dies in car crash

    A 2013 Carroll County High School graduate died in a two-vehicle crash July 2, near the 4300 block of Hwy. 421 North in Trimble County.

  • Sheriff wants fiscal to hire more deputies

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman took time after returning from an emergency call to address the Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday about the need for more sheriffs’ deputies.

    Kinman said one deputy is on medical leave, leaving the department short-staffed with deputies working 60 or even 70 hours a week to make up the coverage difference.

    “We are not giving the people of Carroll County everything we can give them,” Kinman said.

  • Carrollton Office Supply owner retires after 30 years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Carrollton Office Supply store has a new owner after Janet Smith led the business since its opening in October 1984.

    Smith, who retired July 1, said Denise Wallace is continuing as manager, a position she has held for more than 17 years. Charlotte Wallace, Denise’s daughter-in-law, is now the store’s new owner.

    Smith said there were other offers made to purchase the business, but she accepted Wallace’s.

  • Report finds Carroll children are not ‘kindergarten ready’

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    More than half of Carroll County’s children were not deemed “ready” for kindergarten this past year, according to the 2013 BRIGANCE screening system.

    Carroll County’s future kindergarten students were screened at readiness levels of 43.3 percent, according to the 2014 Early Childhood Profile, a report compiled by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. The system allows the screener to enter a child’s score and sends results back to a school district.

  • Sisenstein to serve community as police officer

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School graduate Andy Sisenstein is now driving down the streets of town as a member of the police force.

    Sistenstein, 22, is the newest member of the Carrollton Police Department and graduated from the basic training course Friday, June 27 at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. He said his family played a big part in inspiring him to join the ranks of law enforcement.

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