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  • Man arrested in Tennessee in connection with Ghent robbery

    Police arrested the suspect sought in connection with an armed robbery at the Ghent Cowboy’s gas station May 31.

    Billy Sangster, 47, of Warsaw was apprehended at about 4 p.m. June 6, in Knox County, Tenn. Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sangster just outside of Knoxville, Tenn., in a truck stop parking lot, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Information obtained by KSP provided the sheriff’s office with a location for Sangster, and he was found at the truck stop in a stolen dump truck from Indiana.

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  • Superintendent Hogan resigns; interim will be hired

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Bill Hogan at a special board meeting, Monday, June 5. Hogan’s last day on the job will be June 30.

  • New job offers more family time

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan has mixed emotions as he ends his time in Carroll County. “I love this place,” Hogan said. “It has been our home for 14 years. It is where our children grew up.”

    He said an opportunity came up with the Boone County school district last week and Hogan accepted the position last Friday. Hogan said he and his wife, Dawn, a teacher at Cartmell Elementary, shed many tears going through the decision making process.

  • Budget to include pay raise, sheriff’s office fund

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of the 2017-18 budget at is regular meeting, May 23.

    The budget of $11,302,537 is down $461,569 from last year when it totaled $11,764,106.

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    U.S. Army veteran Clay Cable was the featured speaker of the “Honoring our heroes” event. He opened his speech by explaining that the definition of a hero is a common man doing uncommon things. This can be out of fear, out of love or because he or she was ordered to do so. Firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and other first responders are every day heroes.

  • Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan submits resignation

    Carroll County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Bill Hogan at a special board meeting Monday, June 5. The resignation is effective June 30. The search for an interim superintendent has begun.

    Hogan has taken a position with the Boone County Schools system. This story will be updated in Thursday's edition of The News-Democrat.

  • Winn update; Head Start earns 5-star rating

    JRA Architects and Weir Construction made a presentation on the proposed roof replacement, HVAC update and classroom expansion at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    A state BG-1 document was approved by the Department of Education the week of May 15, for the project. JRA received the Department of Education’s approval of the architect agreement on May 25.

    They will be presenting the agreement for board approval at the next meeting.


  • Police investigate armed robbery

    Kentucky State Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday, May 28, in Ghent.

    At approximately 10:30 p.m., Carroll County Dispatch notified KSP of a robbery at the Cowboys convenience store in Ghent, according to a news release. Troopers and detectives responded to the scene where it was determined that a white male wearing a red ski mask and gloves entered the store and brandished a weapon.  The clerk gave the perpetrator more than $300 in cash from the register. The suspect fled from the scene on foot.