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Today's News

  • Team rides ‘emotional roller coaster’ Senior Night against Collins

    Senior Night is always an emotional time for parents, players and the outgoing seniors. It wasn’t any different Thursday night for the four seniors at Carroll County High School. Amongst the hugs and the tears, there was a volleyball game that also was an emotional roller coaster.

    Collins High School (11-18) took advantage of the emotions in the first game jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, prompting a time out from Carroll head coach Kristen Hooper.

  • Carroll County Public Records: Week of Oct. 10, 2012

    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

  • Carroll County Community Calendar – Week of Oct. 10, 2012

     Wednesday, Oct. 10

    • Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Beall appointed to fill Ghent P&Z vacancy

    The Ghent City Commissioners on Monday appointed Joe Beall Jr. to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Beall and Aaron Lacefield were recommended to the commission by the P&Z to replace James Walker, who resigned his position Sept. 5. Mayor William Mumphrey nominated Beall, and the commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination.

  • Definition needed to advance project

    The city of Carrollton’s zoning ordinance will soon have a definition for “high density residential,” something that was missing and needed for a new project that is on the horizon.

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the wording Monday night that states high density residential will not have fewer than seven nor more than 20 dwellings in an acre.

    The only comment at the hearing came from developer Paul Kemper’s representative Mark Gentry who simply said, “Thank you.”

  • Test scores differ from past under new method

    School districts across Kentucky are expected to get their first look at the new accountability scoring system results that are based around college and career readiness later this month. And as they await the results, officials are reminding everyone they will not be able to compare them with past years.

    At Thursday’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams stressed the importance of remembering that these new results cannot be compared to those from the past.

  • Tractor-trailer blocks Hwy. 36; driver injured

    A tractor-trailer driver traveling west on Hwy. 36 lost control of his rig and came to rest across both lanes of the highway on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3.

  • Fiscal Court interested in buying state property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to authorize Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of the state Department of Highways building on Park Avenue next to the high school football field.

    Following a 20-minute closed executive session, Tomlinson said state officials have informed the county that they intend to close that location and merge operations there with its Jay Louden Road location.

    Tomlinson said this means the building and land would be available for the county to purchase.

  • Carrollton sets Trick or Treat for 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31

    Carrollton City Council approved trick-or-treating for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, within the city limits during its meeting Monday night. Police Chief Mike Willhoite said this is in line with the traditional time and date used in the past. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Beck said Carrollton Fire Department will host Halloween at CFD during this time, pulling out trucks and handing out candy to the children.

    Carrollton street closings
    win council’s approval

  • Schools budget has solid contingency

    Carroll County Board of Education adopted its 2012-13 working overall budget that totals $24.17 million and includes a healthy 10.18 percent contingency in the general fund budget, well above the 2 percent required by the state.

    Chief finance officer Jon Conrad said Carroll County has $2.16 million for contingency in the general fund budget at the Thursday, Sept. 27, board meeting at Carroll County High School’s media room.