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  • 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


    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.

  • Carrollton Office Supply owner retires after 30 years


    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.

  • Report finds Carroll children are not ‘kindergarten ready’


    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


    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.


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