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  • 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.

  • Hudson graduates from Evansville

    Hannah Hudson of Milton, Ky., has graduated from the University of Evansville with the degree of Bachelor of Science.

    Hudson, majoring in Science Education and Biology, graduated during UE’s 156th Commencement, held Saturday, May 10, at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the University awarded 595 degrees to 579 graduates.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 10, 2014

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 2-3, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Oberto/Miss Madison mishap leads to Shane’s Regatta win

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    J. Michael Kelly took advantage of a rare miscue by rival Jimmy Shane to claim the spoils in 2014 Indiana Governor’s Cup Race Sunday at Madison.

  • Is it magic? No! It’s Science!
  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 10, 2014

    Thursday, July 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read: Stories and a science experiment for ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, July 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, July 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Kynect assistance, 3-6 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, July 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Ky. Career Center, 1-3 p.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.