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  • Grant applications must be filed by May 23

    The deadline for applications for 2015 grants from Ohio Valley United Charities Inc., is at noon on Friday, May 23.

    Malcolm Carraco, vice-president for agency funding, said that more than $140,000 in funds were granted to 25 non-profit charities that provide services and projects for residents of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties. 

  • County candidates speak at Cattleman’s, Chamber event

    Issues such as the drug problem, a new college campus, child abuse, jobs and roads were among the topics discussed by 20 candidates seeking county offices Monday night during a “Meet the Candidates” event at Carroll County Middle School.

    All 32 candidates seeking county offices were invited by the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to answer questions that were provided to them in advance.

  • Carroll County arts group presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

    Port William Players takes to the stage Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-11, at the Historic English School House for its production of “Steel Magnolias.”

    The comedy, based around Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., brings together an all-female cast to tell the touching story of Shelby, a diabetic, who learns she’s pregnant and gives her life for her baby.

  • Saggus pushes for expansion of county’s detention center

    Candidate Jesse Saggus wants voters to know his experience as a Marine and from other jobs he has held has prepared him to become the county’s next judge-executive.

    Speaking to the Rotary Club of Carrollton on April 9, Saggus said he has heard that some people are concerned because he is the youngest of the five people seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office.

  • Taxes, community center top Miller’s list of county priorities

    If elected the next Carroll County judge-executive May 20, candidate Dean Miller promises not to raise county property taxes while he is in office.

  • Public school off Memorial Day, last day now June 2

    The last day of school for Carroll County students will be June 2; June 10 will be the last day for staff.

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday on calendar recommendations made by Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Currell, which included leaving Memorial Day as a holiday. Graduation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, as previously scheduled.

    The board also OK’d Curell’s recommendations for the 2014-15 academic calendar, setting the first day of school for Aug. 12, about a week later than in recent years. Teachers report on Aug. 11.

  • Bevin calls for less regulation during campaign stop

    Less taxation and regulation are two key platform ideals for Matt Bevin, a Tea Party Republican who is challenging veteran U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 primary election.

    Bevin made a stop last week to meet and greet supporters at Hometown Pizza on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    “For larger corporations, the [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] has become a power unto itself,” Bevin said in a conversation with reporters before addressing the handful of supporters that came to meet him.

  • CCCDC receives more funding from city council

    Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to increase its annual contribution to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation in 2014-15.

    CCCDC Executive Director Bob Yoder and board member Ruth Baxter told council members the increase is needed because of an increase in health insurance costs and pension plan contributions.

  • Prestonville holds first reading for board member pay increase

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    The City of Prestonville has set the date for its annual Prestonville Day for June 21. The city commission approved a motion setting the event at its recent monthly meeting April 21. 

    Commissioner Linda Clark stated that she saw the event as a “good thing.” She made the motion for the event to run 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., and for Mayor Billy Walker to pick up the necessary supplies.  The motion was seconded by Louis Spencer and passed unanimously.

  • Celebrating Silver

     

     Christian Academy of Carrollton held a 25th year celebration event Friday April 25. The nondenominational school began in 1989 in the basement of Valley Christian Church, located at the corner of 11th Street and Gillock Avenue. The current school is located off Hwy. 36 East, near the Gap Hill interestion of Hwy. 227.