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Today's News

  • Childhood mortality continues its decline with state’s efforts

    From a historical perspective, one of our country’s greatest success stories over the last century has been the steep decline in childhood mortality.
    Between 1907 and 2007, the number of children who did not make it to their fifth birthday dropped from about 1,400 out of every 100,000 to less than 30, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  For those ages five to 14, the mortality rate went from 307 to 15.

  • Conference provides insight into battle with drug epidemic

    As you’re reading this, as your Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coordinator, I’m with assistant coordinator Kimberly Fain finishing up our last day of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America training.
    CADCA hosts an annual mid-year training institute for coalitions all across America and even some from other countries.
    As you all know, Champions Coalition in Carroll County is not the only organization that cares about diminishing drugs in their communities.

  • Food distribution Aug. 14; planning meeting July 29

    Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will host a free food distribution event Aug. 14 at Carroll County High School. Volunteers will need to be on site at 8 a.m. to unload the truck. A meeting for volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton.
    Eligible families will receive vouchers from Carroll County Schools for food, and pick up will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the high school parking lot near the athletics fields. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic, which will enter from Hwy. 227.

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  • Computer training required for high school students

    All Carroll County High School students must attend training to receive their Lenovo YOGA laptop.
    Each training session will last for two hours.  
    To sign up, call the Board of Education (502) 732-7070 or the Center for Technology and Innovation (502) 732-7105 Ex. 1  at least 24 hours before the training session.
    The training dates are as follows:
    July 29 - 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    July 30 - 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    July 31 - 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Aug. 1 - 9 a.m.
    Aug. 6 - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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  • Ohio Valley Charities donates $25,000 to new JCTC-Carrollton campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    More donations were announced toward the Jefferson Community and Technical College BuildSmart project at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, July 22.
    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced that Ohio Valley Charities donated $25,000 and state Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) donated $500.
    “There are a number of foundations we’re working on applying for,” Tomlinson said.

  • Children take the stage at Kentucky Shakespeare camp

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    A small group of students, with the help of Kentucky Shakespeare company, will perform part of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as a play within a play at 3 p.m. Friday at the Carroll County Public Library.
    Tony Milder and Megan Massie have been with the company for a year and are working with the children to understand things in theater such as stage directions, archetypes, roles, props and much more as they do the Pyramus and Thisbe play within the play.

  • Two new providers recently joined hospital’s Warsaw Family Practice

    By Jacob Blair
    The News-Democrat Intern
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Warsaw Family Practice now has two medical providers joining Dr. Ben Kunicki in treating patients.
    Dr. Christy Johnson joins the practice after working for nine years at the New Horizons Medical Center. She spent the past three to four years working in the emergency room. She is board certified in family medicine, but had coursework during medical school in emergency medicine.
    “I wanted to get back into the office setting,” Johnson said.

  • Construction continues inside and out at CCMS

    The discovery of a five-inch gas line and 13 electrical conduits during the Carroll County Middle School renovation will cost the district more than $91,000 out of its contingency budget.
    The Board of Education originally approved a change order of $7,340 at its meeting June 19, to remove the gas and electrical conduit from the existing courtyard. The board approved two more change orders related to the discovery at a special meeting July 17.