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Today's News

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  • Honoring Gentry
  • Schools work to encourage early college entry

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Bill Hogan said the school district is working on ways to see more students continue their education at the college level.

    At the April 26 board of education meeting, he said the school district is looking at ways to get students starting college early, completing their high school requirements and being able to transition into college at a higher rate with the credits they have already earned.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of May 9, 2012

    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.

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  • Lisa James receives ‘excellent’ evaluation

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James received an “excellent” rating on her recent evaluation by the board of education, along with a new four-year contact.

    In a Monday interview, board chairwoman Mona Kindoll said school board members rated James on nine performance standards, giving her an overall rating of 3.2 on a four-point scale. She said this is considered “excellent” under the Kentucky Department of Education’s evaluation system.

  • Changing of the guard: Paul Stone hired as new CCHS athletic director and girls basketball coach

    It’s the beginning of a new era for athletics at Carroll County High School.

    Paul Stone, Jr., currently girls basketball head coach at Bardstown High School, will officially be announced as the new athletic director and girls basketball coach at Carroll County High School on Wednesday. He will meet with Carroll County’s current head coaches at this time.

    In an interview Tuesday, Stone said he is looking forward to the opportunity at Carroll County and “can’t wait to start.”

  • City buys Court St. building

    The City of Carrollton purchased a building in downtown Carrollton in a master commissioner’s foreclosure sale Friday, May 4.

    Mayor Gene McMurry, on behalf of the city, bid $34,000 on the building located at 110 Court St., formerly owned by Danny Maiden. The building was sold at public auction on the courthouse steps Friday at 9 a.m.

    The plaintiff, MainSource Bank, offered $33,267.

    The city opted to pay the full amount rather than 10 percent at the time of sale to avoid paying the 12 percent interest fee.

  • Carroll store sells $1 million Lotto ticket

    An individual who wants to remain anonymous came forward to claim a $1 million prize won on a Kentucky Powerball ticket purchased in Carroll County Saturday.

    Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said Monday the winner who purchased the ticket at the HOP Shops Carrollton Marathon store on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton came forward to the lottery headquarters in Frankfort to claim the prize. He said the person has requested to remain anonymous.

  • Carroll County Public Library - May 2, 2012

    Come to the library during the week of May 7-13 for National Children’s Book Week to receive a free gift.

     

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carrollton Main Street’s Photography Class, (walking tour of downtown Carrollton for photo opportunities), 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, May 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers play group (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.; United Authors Group, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - May 2, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.
     

    Wednesday, May 2, Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, May 3: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 4, Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; ladies only Mother’s Day lunch, O’Charley’s, Florence, Ky. 10 a.m.

    Monday, May 7: Euchre, 10 a.m.; morning muffins, provided by Fairview Place, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 8: Bingo sponsored by Green Valley Nursing Home, 10 a.m.; aging in place, 11 a.m.