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  • Carrollton Office Supply owner retires after 30 years


    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’


    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


    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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  • Carroll County man arrested on child pornography charges

     A Carroll County man was arrested and charged July 3, with multiple counts of viewing and distributing child pornography. 

    Russell Howard, 34, of Ghent was charged with six counts of possessing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, both Class D felonies, according to a news release from state police.

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  • $1.6 million in pledges so far for new JCTC building


    The News-Democrat Intern

    A night of reminiscing about the early days when Jefferson Community and Technical College first came to Carrollton ended with $1.6 million pledge toward the $4 million building project.

    The campaign contributions were announced during a kickoff event Thursday, June 26, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • N.Ky. man arrested for robbery at U.S. Bank

    An Independence, Ky., man was arrested and charged in connection with the bank robbery at Carrollton’s U.S. Bank in June, as well as others in Louisville, Lexington and La Grange. 

    William G. Grubbs Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, by the Carrollton Police Department and is lodged at the Kenton County Detention Center.

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