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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 24

    Thursday, July 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, July 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; play: Midsummer Nights Dream, 3 p.m.
    Saturday, July 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 2 p.m.

  • Childhood mortality continues its decline with state’s efforts

    From a historical perspective, one of our country’s greatest success stories over the last century has been the steep decline in childhood mortality.
    Between 1907 and 2007, the number of children who did not make it to their fifth birthday dropped from about 1,400 out of every 100,000 to less than 30, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  For those ages five to 14, the mortality rate went from 307 to 15.

  • Conference provides insight into battle with drug epidemic

    As you’re reading this, as your Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coordinator, I’m with assistant coordinator Kimberly Fain finishing up our last day of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America training.
    CADCA hosts an annual mid-year training institute for coalitions all across America and even some from other countries.
    As you all know, Champions Coalition in Carroll County is not the only organization that cares about diminishing drugs in their communities.

  • Food distribution Aug. 14; planning meeting July 29

    Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will host a free food distribution event Aug. 14 at Carroll County High School. Volunteers will need to be on site at 8 a.m. to unload the truck. A meeting for volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton.
    Eligible families will receive vouchers from Carroll County Schools for food, and pick up will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the high school parking lot near the athletics fields. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic, which will enter from Hwy. 227.

  • Computer training required for high school students

    All Carroll County High School students must attend training to receive their Lenovo YOGA laptop.
    Each training session will last for two hours.  
    To sign up, call the Board of Education (502) 732-7070 or the Center for Technology and Innovation (502) 732-7105 Ex. 1  at least 24 hours before the training session.
    The training dates are as follows:
    July 29 - 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    July 30 - 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    July 31 - 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Aug. 1 - 9 a.m.
    Aug. 6 - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Readers on vacation | July 24
  • Ohio Valley Charities donates $25,000 to new JCTC-Carrollton campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    More donations were announced toward the Jefferson Community and Technical College BuildSmart project at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, July 22.
    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced that Ohio Valley Charities donated $25,000 and state Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) donated $500.
    “There are a number of foundations we’re working on applying for,” Tomlinson said.

  • Tpr. Roberts explains extent of heroin issue at town hall

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The heroin drug trade that began across the country five or six years ago is now affecting smaller towns like Sanders, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts.

    Roberts was the guest speaker at the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Sanders Community Park. He educated the audience about heroin, drug withdraw effects, the dangers of it and other drug-related issues affecting the community.

  • Ash tree treatment to continue for next four years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    As treatment continues on the ash trees at General Butler State Resort Park in an attempt to neutralize the effect of the emerald ash borer, Carrollton Rotary members had the opportunity to ask questions about the park and learn what else needs to happen in the restoration process.

  • Police to deliver notices to delinquent businesses

    Carrollton Police officers began delivering notices Tuesday to business owners who had not paid their annual city business license, which was due by June 30. A 20 percent penalty went into effect July 1. Most will pay the fee within two days, Assistant City Clerk/Treasurer Beth Toombs said.

    Council decided to give business owners until the next council meeting, July 28, to pay before shutting them down.