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  • Legislators talk pensions with Carroll County educators

    Teachers, educators and supporters of public education have lobbied and rallied in Frankfort the past few months, trying to secure as much money as possible for classrooms and pensions in this year’s biennial budget session.

    The most recent news from Frankfort made its way to Carroll County Friday as State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, and State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, met with teachers to provide an update and answer questions from the audience.

  • German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    With a combined $50,000 donation to the Carroll County School District’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs, German American Bank has changed the lives of hundreds of the county’s children. Bank executives presented the district’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs each with a $25,000 check on March 12.

  • CCHS students walked out and walked up March 14

    The loss of 17 lives from a school shooting Feb. 14, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., appears to be the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. There has been nationwide outrage with calls for stricter gun control and bans of certain types of weapons.

    As a result of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, survivors and their allies have turned their grief into activism and advocacy. Part of that effort was the March 14, National School Walkout.

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • New Carroll superintendent could be announced May 15

    The search for the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools is in the search committee vetting phase.

    Last summer the Carroll County School Board hired the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with the hiring process after former superintendent Bill Hogan vacated the position and interim superintendent Ron Livingood was hired for a one-year term. Retired Grant County superintendent Don Martin is the KSBA representative working with the board.

  • CPD expands community reach with SRO, code enforcement

    Calls for service remain high and the drug landscape is changing, according to the Carrollton Police Department.

  • City, county E-911 agreement finally up to date

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented the 2018-19 fiscal year operating budget to fiscal court at the meeting March 13. The $478,911 budget developed at the E-911 Board meeting March 9, is considerably less than the projected $605,000 budget of the current fiscal year. Adams said the current budget includes $152,000 of grant money that will pass through and skews the numbers. The original 2017-18 budget was $421,581. The new budget includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees, the changes in the C.E.R.S. retirement contributions and health insurance adjustments.

  • Parts of Hwy. 389, Hwy. 42, Hwy. 36 to be resurfaced

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office presented its rural secondary road plan for Carroll County at the March 13, Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Point Park flood clean up this Saturday

    Carrollton Public Works Assistant Supervisor Troy Harell reported to council March 12, that Public Works is still busy cleaning up after the flood. They also filled a few pot holes last week.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said there are a couple street lights out on Main Street near the new seafood restaurant

    Harell said some of the transformers went out, so Supervisor Ronnie Knight is in the process of replacing the lights with LEDs.

    Cleanup

  • Muddy Mess