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  • Deaf-Blind Project assessments help students function in everyday world

    What would your life be like if you had a dual sensory impairment? How would you address the challenges of not having the full function of your eyes and ears?

    The Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project provides statewide technical assistance and training to persons who have a combination of vision and hearing challenges. Services are offered to persons from birth to 22 years of age and also to their families and service providers.

  • Kitchen fire caught before spreading

    Carrollton Fire Department, Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded to a house fire Sunday night at 303 Fourth St., in Carrollton. Terry Kelley and Danielle Garriott reside at the home.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 6:15 p.m. that the refrigerator at the residence was on fire and fully engulfed.

    Once on scene, CFD Assistant Chief Duane Wainscott said firefighters had the fire out within five minutes. However, ventilation took much longer. The last fire engines cleared the scene at 10:47 p.m.

  • JCTC campus director Carlisle begins ‘new chapter’

    As Campus Director Susan Carlisle looks to move on from Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus to retire and begin her “new chapter,” she leaves behind a thriving educational facility that exists as a monument to her success and leadership.

    The Carrollton campus is located on Hwy. 227, and it’s impossible to miss. The silver building with its rounded roof is a modern insertion for a Carrollton town that has built its narrative on history. When Carlisle began working at JCTC, however, none of that was in place.

  • Driver’s licenses, new technology among topics at clerks’ conference

    Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk Laman L. Stark  participated in sessions on driver’s licensing, court technology, best practices and more at the 2018 Circuit Court Clerks Spring Conference. The conference took place June 5-6, at the Kentucky Association of Counties in Frankfort.

  • Entries sought for wildlife art show

    The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources invites wildlife artists across the United States to submit works for the 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition.

    The organization will accept nominations for the juried art show from July 2-30. The exhibit will be open for the public Oct. 8 through Nov. 29 at the Preston Arts Center, 2660 South Green Street, Henderson, Ky.

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  • New fishing, hunting regulations proposed for 2019

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new deer, elk and fishing regulations at its June quarterly meeting.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly. Legislators must approve all recommendations before they become law.

  • Growers’ facade gone, but building still active

    The removal of the Growers Warehouse façade has stirred up concern about the future of the building and a lot of memories, as one of the last ties to the once famous Carrollton tobacco market came down.

    The building is still owned by Jerry Stafford who has been a part of the tobacco industry in Carroll and surrounding counties for many years.

    Stafford was unavailable for comment.

    Dennis Raisor is the power of attorney for Stafford and spoke to The News-Democrat about what is going on at the facility.

  • Kysoc security, pool discussed at fiscal court

    KARMA presented its proposed next steps for Camp Kysoc to Carroll County Fiscal Court, July 10. The group had met July 2, to discuss the community meeting on June 21, and to determine the most important priorities.

    “Security has moved up our list,” KARMA chairperson Dave Smith said. “One-half of the lights at the camp are not working and Joe Gilbert is working with Kentucky Utilities to correct the issue. It has been brought to our attention that we may not have the correct lights and in the right locations to work best for us.

  • Bringing home the gold

    It’s not every day someone gets to come home draped in medals and is able to call themselves a champion. For Carrollton’s Michelle Barnes, however, that’s exactly what she did as she returned from the USA Special Olympic Games in Seattle, Wash.

    While there, Barnes won a gold medal in singles bowling, a bronze medal in doubles bowling (alongside teammate and Elizabethtown native Kelly Kunisch) and finished fourth in the four-person Kentucky team bowling competition.