.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • State registry aims to protect vulnerable adults, elderly

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear Monday ceremonially signed a new law creating a caregiver misconduct registry to  help families and employers in the adult-care profession learn if an applicant has a record of substantiated adult maltreatment.

  • Polishing up the Band of Gold

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold practiced pieces for its new halftime show at band camp July 30.

    The performance, “A Blast from the Past” features three songs: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, which is a Latin-into-swing song; “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen; and “Echano” by Chuck Mangione, which is a fast Latin song, band director Scott Brawner said. “It should be a real crowd pleaser.”

    Brawner said he wanted to choose pieces the students would enjoy playing and the crowd would enjoy listening to.

  • Ky. work force retaining in-state college grads

    FRANKFORT — A report released Tuesday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on the state’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state.

    It also indicates that people who complete postgraduate degrees are less likely to remain in Kentucky to work than people with undergraduate degrees.

  • Partnership improves reading skills within district

    Students in Carroll County Schools are having a better chance to succeed in skills such as reading comprehension, thanks to the district’s partnership with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

    Gerda Wise, who became district elementary instructional supervisor in July, told the Board of Education last week that the program has made a tremendous difference during the two years it’s been in place in the district.

  • Heightened focus on safety key as students return to school Aug. 12

    It’s back to school time for hundreds of thousands of students, parents, educators and school staff. 

    Students in Carroll County return to the classrooms on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to be alert, use extreme caution and be safe behind the wheel.

    Each year in the United States, approximately 450,000 public school busses travel 4.3 billion miles to transport 23.5 million children to-and-from school and school-related activities. 

  • 6 states target distracted drivers

    FRANKFORT — An unprecedented number of  distracted driving citations were issued June 20-26, during a multi-agency enforcement campaign called the “Six State Trooper Project.”

    Kentucky State Police joined forces with state police agencies from Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana on major interstates. A total of nearly 2,000 citations were handed out for infractions including texting or using a cell phone while behind the wheel and for reckless or careless driving.

  • Foggy conditions contribute to fatal wreck on Hwy. 36 West

    A fatal accident just after 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, about a mile east of the Milton city limits, blocked traffic on Hwy. 36 West for several hours.

    A Kentucky State Police news release stated that Jennifer Lundergan, 21, of Huntingburg, Ind., attempted to pass another vehicle as she traveled toward Milton in foggy conditions. Lundergan’s minivan struck an SUV headed toward Carrollton head on, sending both vehicles into an embankment on the south side of the road near the Richwood Plantation.

  • Chamber banquet offers food, fun and networking

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards and recognition banquet Thursday, Aug. 14, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

    Chamber of Commerce President Mark Smith said the banquet is one of the organization’s premiere events.

    “It’s been a signature event for Chamber for a long time,” Smith said.

    He gave credit for the event’s success in recent years to banquet committee chairwoman Michelle Goff.

  • Miller seeks zoning change to move car lot

    Supporters of a plan to put a used-car lot on the northeast corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue went before the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission during a public hearing Monday night, Aug. 4.

    Longtime businessman Dean Miller, who owns Miller’s Auto Sales at 1305 Highland Ave., is in negotiations with officials from a company that plans to buy that property and build a grocery store.

  • Career funding aids with job training

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.