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  • 2018 Carrollton City Council Political Forum
  • 2018 City of Carrollton Mayoral Political Forum

    The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA hosted a political forum Oct. 10, at Carroll County Middle School featuring candidates running for the office of mayor in Carrollton. All three candidates participated, from left: Dean Miller, Robb Adams and Hayley Franklin.

  • School district makes progress with test score results

    Carroll County High School exceeded all accountability indicators from the Kentucky Department of Education for the 2017–2018 school year. Other Carroll County School District schools exceeded KDE’s growth metrics for school accountability.

  • Repairs to flood-damaged roads can now begin

    “FEMA has turned loose with the work,” Carroll County Assistant Road Supervisor Jimmy Lewellyn said. “We are waiting for John Kyle to work with Fish and Wildlife to get permission to start taking down trees.”

    The county has been awaiting word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be able to begin work to ensure it will be paid for with the federal funding.

  • Ashton offers new life to six as organ donor

    Fourteen-year-old Ashton Stephenson will be remembered by his loved ones and the Carroll County community in many different ways–a son, a brother, a friend, a teammate, a member of the Class of 2022. Many people were impacted by his energy, his kindness and his compassion during his short time on earth, and his spirit continues to live on in those who loved him, as well as those who have never met him.

    Ashton is Carroll County’s first organ donor, and his organs helped save the lives of six other people.

  • Candidates square off at political forums Oct. 10, 17

    Voters will have the opportunity to hear from candidates involved in contested races in the city of Carrollton and Carroll County at community forums Oct. 10, and Oct. 17, at Carroll County Middle School Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The News-Democrat and Carroll County High School FFA, the forum Oct. 10, will feature those seeking election to city council and mayor in Carrollton beginning at 6 p.m.

    The candidates for Carroll County’s jailer, sheriff, magistrate and judge-executive will take the stage on Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Closing up shop
  • Shelton, Smith join Wall of Fame

    Two Carroll County High School football legends will soon join the CCHS Wall of Fame.

    Scott Shelton and Pat Smith, both 1982 CCHS graduates, already had their jerseys retired several years ago, but they were overlooked when the new tradition started to hang the jerseys on the wall near the CCHS gym, Athletic Director Paul Stone said. Shelton and Smith will be recognized at an unveiling ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

    A feature story on Shelton and Smith will appear in the Oct. 18, edition of The News-Democrat.

  • City of Carrollton purchases former DJ’s Tavern, in talks with public library

    Carroll County Public Library could be expanding again if a deal can be struck with the city of Carrollton.

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Sept. 24, authorizing the mayor to purchase the property at 118 Court St., formerly DJ’s Tavern, for $260,000.

  • Dow announces investment plans, includes Carroll plant

    The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) recently announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly.

    The investment plans include: