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Today's News

  • Teacher wins $500 technology grant

    First-year special education teacher David Craig won a $500 grant from McDonald’s to be used for technology in his classroom at Carroll County Middle School.  Craig was presented with the check by Grant Groen, a McDonald’s franchise owner.

    “It is an honor to do something to help the students and families of Carroll County Middle School,” Groen said.

  • Phase I designs near completion for new JCTC building

    Architects hired to complete a master plan for the proposed new Carrollton campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College are preparing to take their preliminary Phase I designs to Frankfort next month to help the project get funded in the 2014-16 state budget.

  • Fiscal OK’s SO budget, plans polling relocation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $552,500 budget for the sheriff’s office in 2014, the same total as the current year.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman told fiscal court Tuesday morning that there was little change to the budget this year.

    Funds were included to hire Whitney Jump full-time in the office, Kinman said. She currently works part-time for the sheriff.

    Additionally, about $12,000 was cut from the overtime section of the budget, he told fiscal court.

  • Study shows I-71 expansion won’t be any time soon

    Making improvements to the I-71 Corridor, from Louisville to the junction of I-75 in Boone County, will take a lot of time and a lot of money.

    That was the basic thrust of an overview of a study being conducted by Qk4. The Frankfort engineering firm was hired earlier by Kentucky Connected, the six-county partnership established in 2012 to focus on regional economic development along the I-71 corridor. The study focused on safety and capacity issues along the 77-mile stretch of highway that slices through the southern portion of Carroll County.

  • Families enjoy food, carols at Nutcracker Tea
  • Goff adds name to judge-executive election; Miller, Cable also running

    The May Primary promises to have some interesting contests in Carroll County.

    Five more Democrats have filed as candidates for county offices.

    Retired insurance agent Kathy Goff filed Dec. 13 as a candidate for judge-executive, joining District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller and former deputy sheriff Clay Cable on the ballot for that office.

  • P’ville plans gifts for city children

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Prestonville Commissioner Linda Clark updated her colleagues on Prestonville Christmas at its meeting Dec. 16. The commissioners voted to spend Christmas party money on gifts for children living in Prestonville.

    Clark told the board that, they had not been able to survey a couple of households, because no one had been home, but said she would have them by Wednesday.

    Mayor Billy Walker said Walmart donated a $50 gift card toward the effort. 

  • Girls fall 56-33 to Jaguars

    The Lady Panthers scored just nine points in the second half, falling 56-33 to East Jessamine Saturday at home.

    “East Jessamine was a very good team,” head coach Paul Stone said in an e-mail. “We held them below their 74 points per game average, but were unable to convert some of our shots in the second half.”

    The Lady Panthers handled the press well early on, which led to some easy shots, Stone said. However, the team failed to make a run in the second half. “We never could score two possessions in a row,” he said.

  • Panthers run out of magic in tight contest with Rebels

    It just wasn’t meant to be Friday night for the Carroll County Panthers. Senior Jacob Wise hit two game-tying shots – one at the end of regulation and the other at the end of the first overtime – to send the game into double-overtime, but the Panthers were unable to come away with the victory, losing 63-61 to the visiting Owen County Rebels.

  • Sharing the music

     

    The Carroll County High School Chorus and their band held a concert Dec. 12 in the high school cafeteria.