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  • Chamber awards businesses, individuals at 2013 banquet

    Maguana’s Unique Gifts, North American Stainless and Nancy Jo Grobmyer won the top awards given out at the 2013 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Oct. 17.

    “One of the main reasons for our banquet this evening is, not only to recognize some outstanding citizens and organizations in our community, but also to raise funds for our scholarship program with our silent auction,” Chet Mitchell said to the crowd in attendance at the event, held at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.

  • City many cut probationary period over pension issue

    The probationary period for Carrollton’s city employees may be reduced from six months to four.

    Mayor Gene McMurry proposed that City Council change the requirement so that four new hires could be made permanent before Jan. 1, when the state’s new retirement system becomes effective.

    Unless the policy is changed, two new emergency dispatchers and two new police officers will not become permanent employees until after that deadline, McMurry said. City employees are not eligible for benefits until they complete the probationary period.

  • Carroll sluggish in districts, fall in three to Eminence

    The Lady Panthers held tight early on, but the Lady Warriors proved too much to handle, winning 3-0 in the 31st District Championship Thursday, Oct. 24, on their home floor.

    Both teams will compete in the 8th Region Tournament, beginning Monday. Carroll (13-14) takes on Simon Kenton (27-8) Monday, while Eminence (21-2) hosts Walton-Verona (20-17) Tuesday.

    Seniors Jessica Foster and Emily Baker and junior Stevie Ogburn were named to the 31st District All-Tournament team.

  • Schools eye meeting testing targets

    Carroll County Schools are within range of hitting proficiency targets established by the Kentucky Department of Education for 2014.

    At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instruction Supervisor Pam Williams explained what each school’s numbers were in 2013 and the percentage targets set by the state that the district must reach by the end of this academic year.

    Meeting the annual goals set by the state is considered key for the district to meet targets set by the state’s 2017 Proficiency Delivery Plan, Williams said.

  • Volleyball season ends in regionals

    For the second straight season, the Lady Panthers were ousted from the first round of the 8th Region Tournament, losing 3-0 to tournament host Simon Kenton on Monday, Oct. 28. The Lady Pioneers pummeled the Lady Panthers – who were without starters senior Michaela Culver and junior Karly Prosser – by scores of 25-7, 25-10, 25-5.

    Simon Kenton will play North Oldham – who defeated Martha Layne Collins – Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at Simon Kenton High School. Junior Sabrina Young was named to the 8th Region All-Tournament team.

  • Panthers pounce on Raiders, shut out visitors 42-0 Friday

    The Carroll County Panthers took care of business Friday night, defeating rival Trimble County, 42-0. The Panthers scored all 42 points in the first half, so a running clock shortened the second half, making it even harder for the Raiders to mount a comeback.

    The Panthers’ entire offense was their ground game, rushing 41 times for 384 yards while attempting zero passes. In comparison, the Raiders rushed 22 times for 20 yards and threw the ball once for three yards.

  • Willhoite is named new clerk in Prestonville

    Prestonville City Commission named Allison Willhoite as its new city clerk/treasurer to take the place of their resigning City Clerk, Debbie Wright. The decision came during a special meeting called on Oct. 28, where the commissioners chose Willhoite in a unanimous vote.

    Although Willhoite has never worked in a city clerk position, she has an extensive work history where she has been responsible for a range of duties similar to those of the city clerk. She will assume the duties of the clerk on Nov. 18.

  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 31, 2013

    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, Oct. 23-24, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.