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Today's News

  • Sisenstein to serve community as police officer

    By JACOB BLAIR

    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.

  • Carrollton Office Supply owner retires after 30 years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    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.

  • Dixie Chixx capture 12U state softball championship

    Dixie Chixx head coach David Craig asked his team two questions at the beginning of the season: How will you handle failure? What do you want people to think about you when they watch you play or practice?

    He told them he didn’t want them to tell him the answers, just to show him on the field. The Carroll County girls responded in a big way, rallying to win the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship over the Fourth of July weekend in Corydon, Ind. The Dixie Chixx defeated Corydon, 12-8, Sunday in the championship.

  • Oak promoted to assistant superintendent

    Cartmell Elementary Principal Doug Oak has been named as the new assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School District.

    Oak has served as an administrator in the district since 2005: first as assistant principal at Carroll County Middle School and then as principal of Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School.

  • 2013 CCHS grad dies in car crash

    A 2013 Carroll County High School graduate died in a two-vehicle crash July 2, near the 4300 block of Hwy. 421 North in Trimble County.

  • Sheriff wants fiscal to hire more deputies

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman took time after returning from an emergency call to address the Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday about the need for more sheriffs’ deputies.

    Kinman said one deputy is on medical leave, leaving the department short-staffed with deputies working 60 or even 70 hours a week to make up the coverage difference.

    “We are not giving the people of Carroll County everything we can give them,” Kinman said.

  • Report finds Carroll children are not ‘kindergarten ready’

    By JACOB BLAIR

    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.

  • Final delivery
  • 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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