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Today's News

  • Four schools get upgrades of $254,305

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved $254,305 in capital projects for four of the district’s properties at the Nov. 20 meeting.

    The largest of the projects is to replace some of the HVAC at the Area Technology Center. The board voted to accept $99,724 bid by ACCO to remove the rooftop units for the classroom wing and route ductwork that will connect the wing to the large unit installed two years ago. Curell said the unit is large enough to handle the duct work and there will be quite the energy savings.

  • Underwood builds bridge for Eagle Scout project

    A new bridge is in place at the Robert Westrick County Park thanks to Logan Underwood, who is working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The new bridge links the soccer field at the county park with other areas, crossing a ditch line that runs through the area.

    Logan said people were either having to walk around it or jump over the ditch to access other areas at the county park.

  • Council considers survey on TWC service problems

    Carrollton City Council may conduct a survey of city cable television customers in the coming months in preparation for the Time Warner franchise negotiations that will come next year.

    That option was one placed on the table Monday night as resident Carole Kington brought her complaints about Time Warner Cable’s service to city leaders.

    Kington believes problems with the internet service provided by TWC led to her getting viruses on computers at her home.

  • Kinman pleads not guilty to charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman entered a not guilty plea on charges of tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct Monday, Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Kinman and his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, appeared in court for the arraignment.

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Kinman on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Looking for work? Career Connections offers assistance

    Local businesses and industries are looking for qualified workers to fill positions. One of the places they turn to is Carroll County Career Connections, located in the Parklane Shopping Center, 1209 Highland Ave.

    The most recent federal report listed the unemployment rate for Carroll County as 5.6 percent, slightly below the federal unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

  • Business owners, community members voice concerns with EIP

    Business owners, residents and members of the Carrollton Main Street Program and Design and Review Board presented their ideas to Carrollton City Council Monday, Nov. 17, for changes to the Enterprise Incentive Program. No action was taken at the special meeting, and Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday a first reading on the ordinance is not currently on the next council agenda, Nov. 24.

  • Jack Frost visits Carroll

    Carroll County welcomed winter Monday, as the area was hit with about four inches of snow overnight.

    School was canceled at both Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton Monday, while Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton was on a two-hour delay. Carroll and CAC both had a one-hour delay Tuesday.

    Carroll County will make up the Nov. 17, snow day Dec. 22, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Curell said.

  • Nov. 28 Closings

     The following businesses and agencies are closed Nov. 28: 

    Carroll Circuit Court, 732-4305

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office, 732-7005

    Carroll County Judge-Exec.  Office, 732-7000

    All Carroll County Schools, 732-7070

    Christian Academy of Carrollton, 732-4734

    Carrollton Utilities, 732-7055

    Kentucky Utilities, (800) 383-5582

    County Attorney’s Office, 732-4281

    City of Carrollton, 732-7060

  • Clarifications | Nov. 20, 2014

    In the Nov. 17, issue of The News-Democrat, the Carrollton City Council brief “City to franchise with Kentucky Utilities” should have read that the city approved second reading of an ordinance creating a franchise for the city’s electric needs.

  • Study shows violent behavior in schools on decline in Kentucky

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.

    Overall, the news is good.  Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.