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Today's News

  • Deadline to run for office this fall Aug. 14

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Those who have not yet registered to vote may visit the county clerk’s office by Oct. 9 to do so. Prospective voters will need to bring their driver’s license to register. Election day this year is Nov. 6.

    National and state elections this year will include the race for United States President and Kentucky State House of Representatives.

  • Willhoite named CCHS Asst Principal

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Mark Willhoite is “coming home” to become the assistant principal of Carroll County High School.

    Willhoite has taught in the Carroll County School District, but most recently held the vice principal’s position at a Gallatin County school.

    A 1985 graduate of Carroll County High School, he received his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville, as well as his masters in education.

  • Property taxes remain same, rec signs to be posted soon

    Property taxes will remain the same for Carrollton city residents next year.

    This means the city will be missing out on approximately $13,476.31 in revenue that could have been gained by taking the 4 percent increase, which equals about 1 cent per $100 of property valuation, according to initial estimates from City Clerk/Treasurer Becky Pyles.

  • Support for Spinner

    The Kentucky Kruizers and Cooper’s Restaurant donated money to Carroll County Animal Support for Spinner, a blind and deaf Chihuahua puppy. He is being fostered by Leah and Savannah Hill. Savannah, 11, began raising money to take Spinner to a veterinary specialist in Louisville to determine if the puppy will ever regain his hearing and sight.

    Kruizers collected money for Spinner in a 50-50 raffle, and Cooper’s donated a percentage of their sales Saturday night to the cause, for a total of $331.

  • Arkema plant to be sold to PMC Group

    The French company that owns Carrollton’s Arkema plant is selling the operations here and at some other locations worldwide to PMC Group of Mount Laurel, N.J.

    Carrollton Plant Manager Annis Banks said they understand the change will appear more like a name change for the local operations. “Everything at Carrollton will stay the same,” she said.

    In a news release issued by Arkema, the company said it is divesting itself of all operations that have tin stabilizer businesses.

  • Kentucky Chautauqua to perform at Butler Park

      The Kentucky Humanities Council celebrates its 20th anniversary of its Kentucky Chautauqua program with a stop in Carrollton at General Butler State Resort Park Aug. 2.

    The visit is one of five across the state at Kentucky State Parks Aug. 1-5 for the program, which for two decades has helped tell Kentucky’s story through interesting dramatic characters.

  • JCTC offers free college classes to those 65 and older

     Pursue a new interest, follow a passion, go exploring, all completely tuition free. But there is a catch. You must be 65 or older.

    Jeffer-son Commun-ity and Technical College has dedicated itself to lifelong learning. 

    As part of that mission, all classes are free for students who are 65 years or older, in a program known as the Donovan Scholarship.

    There are no required test scores or previous college experience required to enroll.

  • Community Calendar--July 25, 2012

     Wednesday, July 25

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, July 26

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • At the Library--July 25, 2012

     Wednesday, July 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; YAH book group, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; end of summer reading, Mike Hemmelgarn, at CCMS auditorium,  6 p.m.

    Thursday, July 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; tin can luminary, 3 p.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; playtime for children up to age five, 11 a.m.;computer help, 2-4 p.m.; beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Super Soccer Skills