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Local News

  • Deadline to file for fall elections Aug. 12

    With less than two weeks left until the deadline to file for local non-partisan races, only five candidates have completed the paperwork to run for the 32 positions up for grabs this fall in city races and on school board and the soil and conservation district.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday she believes people just have not realized how close it has gotten to the deadline, figuring they have been busy with other summertime activities.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton
  • JCTC to expand Early College program; new faculty added

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    This fall, Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, will see the expansion of their Early College Program to include three new counties and a total of nearly 100 high school students. 

    The Early College program was established in 2013-2014 and included Carroll and Oldham County students. This year, the program will pick up students from Henry, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • Girls Day Out project earns national innovation award

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, based in Florence, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Girl’s Day Out, Women Building a Better World project.    

  • Three arrested for meth lab

    Kentucky State Police arrested three men July 23, in connection with an alleged meth lab at a Mound Hill home.

    KSP arrested Aaron Breeden, 18, of Milton; Zachary Fox, 19, of Worthville; and Jecoda Robertson, 18, of Worthville, when they went to the Carroll County home after receiving information that a meth lab was located at residence at 1736 Mound Hill Road.

  • Help needed for Operation Prom Dress

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    For five years, Operation Prom Dress has helped outfit more than 200 girls for their high school proms, winter formals or other big events, providing dresses, shoes, makeup and jewelry – all for free. Now, the local organization needs help from the community to keep it going.

  • State police investigating theft attempts, including in Carroll County

    Kentucky State Police are investigating five known instances of attempted theft from convenience stores and gas stations in a three county area.
    Three of the alleged attempts were in Carroll County, while KSP reports one each in Trimble and Owen counties, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
    In each occurrence, police say an unknown male either calls the store or enters the store in person requesting information from the clerks about the store’s owners and/or managers.  

  • Goshen man sentenced to 15 years

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    A Goshen man pleaded guilty to charges including three counts of first-degree assault, a class B felony, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Donald S. Jefferies, 51, was involved in a motor vehicle incident Feb. 26, that injured a Carroll County family.

  • Bus routes announced for 2014-2015 school year

    Editorial note: Due to an error, the bus routes for the upcoming school year are being re-run to correct those published in the July 28 special edition.