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  • Take down yard sale signs or face fines

    Spring brings the time when many area residents hold yard sales to clear out old items that are cluttering up their homes.

    But along the way, many create another problem for the city of Carrollton Public Works Department.

    Those old yard sale signs remain posted all around the city long after the sales have ended.

    “I have nothing against a yard sale or yard sale sign, but someone else shouldn’t have to clean up after you,” Public Works Director Ronnie Knight said.

  • Against All Obstacles: Chavez overcomes racial discrimination; dreams of becoming a teacher

    After years of racial discrimination in elementary through high school from classmates and even teachers, Nikki Chavez had given up on her dream of becoming a teacher. But an internship at Trimble County Public Library re-inspired the Christian Academy of Carrollton graduate to pursue a double major in elementary education and Spanish next year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., becoming the first person in her family to attend college.

  • Against All Obstacles: Young defies odds with support, love; set to graduate, go to college

    Carroll County High School senior Sabrina Young will be the first in her family to attend college when she arrives on campus at Western Kentucky University. But that achievement is overshadowed by the path she had to follow to even get to high school graduation.

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Mackenzi Hawkins

    Imagine that you have played your entire varsity-level high school softball career with the same core group of girls. Over the past six years, you have grown together as a team and a softball family, celebrating the highs and dealing with the lows together.

    Then, the next year, everyone is gone. They have graduated, and you are the lone senior left on a team of inexperienced underclassmen and middle schoolers, attempting to compete on the varsity level.
    How do you respond?

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Zakk Hicks

    People say that sports are just a game. But to some, it can be so much more.

    For Zakk Hicks, baseball changed his life.

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  • Tomlinson presented with honorary associates degree

    Jefferson Community and Technical College awarded retired Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson with an honorary associates degree in humane letters during the 2014-15 commencement ceremony May 12.

    During the special presentation section of the ceremony, JCTC President Dr. Anthony Newberry said each year at graduation, time is set aside to honor individuals who have made a lasting impact on the community and who have demonstrated remarkable success.

  • Rescue denied request for extrication job back

    Carroll County Rescue Squad representative Mark Ellis presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with a petition with 101 signatures requesting fiscal court give the extrication part of rescue back to the Carroll County Rescue Squad. Ellis said the extrication services would include the county’s two trucks and equipment.

    Magistrate Mark Bates said what would also come with some of the rescue squad members is their unwillingness to get along with Emergency Management Director Ed Webb.

  • Tentative budget set, middle school construction continues

    The Carroll County Board of Education passed a tentative $24.7 million budget for the 2015-16 school year that includes a two percent salary increase, two school buses, furniture for the middle school, Carroll County’s share for the iLead Academy and a bus maintenance vehicle.

    The tentative budget, passed May 21 at its regular meeting, totals $24,720,255. There is a contingency of $2,781,237, which is 7.8 percent of the budget. The state requirement is 2 percent.

  • “Keep Calm and Dance On”


    Turning Pointe Dancer Center held its “Keep Calm and Dance On” recital May 16, at Carroll County High School