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  • Public Records | June 15, 2017

    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, June 7-8, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas Funk


  • Shaw to receive $300,000 in civil suit settlement

    A settlement in the civil suit filed Aug. 26, 2014 by former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw was reached June 12, and approved by Carroll County Fiscal Court on June 13.

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh told fiscal court Tuesday that he attended a mediation hearing on June 12, with the attorney representing the county, Jeffrey C. Mando of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, P.L.L.C., and John Sparks, a claims representative for Carroll County’s insurance provider, Kentucky Association of Counties.

  • Minimal damage at Christman fire

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Carrollton Fire Department extinguished a debris fire at Christman & Sons Farms, 10 Dunn St., in Prestonville Tuesday morning.

    The fire was about 120 feet up in the air in the elevator between the wet holding bin and the storage bins. Owner Kevin Christman said the flames were about six feet high when he called Carroll County Dispatch at 8:31 a.m.

  • Carroll interim superintendent pick pending state approval

    ducation made an offer June 9, for the interim superintendent position. An announcement will be made pending approval from the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, Board Chairwoman Carolyn Jones said Wednesday.

    The board voted to approve a contract with Kentucky School Board Association superintendent search services at a special meeting, June 9. The contract also includes search services for an interim superintendent.

  • KU Ghent Station Donation
  • Sheriff’s 2015 audit has several comments noted

    Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon raised several areas of concern in a delayed 2015 audit report on the Carroll County Sheriff’s office under then Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Harmon released the audit of the 2015 financial statement June 12.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department office manager Mandy Tuttle said the auditor’s office overlooked the department for 2015 audits.

  • Meadows earns teaching fellowship in Washington, D.C.

    The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through a partnership with Appalachian State University is launching its first Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Fellowship. The fellowship was created to provide a student studying in Appalachia the opportunity to learn more about the region and the ARC’s investment efforts to strengthen critical, analytical and leadership skills.

  • Flag Day deserves to be recognized

    Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national symbol, an action taken by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

    Usually this isn’t much of a holiday. Stores are busy, federal and state offices are open, and the US Postal Service runs the mail. Come June 14 each year, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that a holiday is being observed.

    I believe Flag Day deserves better. So let’s pause for just a minute to reflect on why.

  • Social media posts can have real life repercussions

    Technology has become one of those buzzwords that can mean a lot of different things or nothing really at all. It is interesting that we have such words in our language. I love it when someone answers a question with a very lengthy, high in vocabulary sentence, but when you break it down they really did not say much at all. I think technology has fallen into that category.

  • Carroll County Public Library | June 15, 2017

    Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World will run until June 30. Call (502) 732-7020 for more information.

    New events

    Thursday, June 15: Marble Run, school age children, 3:30 p.m.;

    Friday, June 16: Raptor Rehab live birds, all ages, 11 a.m., lunch provided; Board of Trustees meeting, noon.

    Saturday, June 17: Family Movie, “Lego Batman” 2 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 20: Blocks for Kids, preschool ages, 11 a.m.