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  • A scary new tradition ...

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department hosted The Haunted Trail Oct. 22-31 at Camp Kysoc. The trail was about three-quarters of a mile and included 39 different props, Chief Ernie Courtney  said. He estimated 75-150 people came each night during the week and about 250 on a weekend night. The money raised every day except Wednesday went toward the purchase of a tanker truck for the fire department. On Wednesday, all money was donated to Kathryn Winn Primary’s PTA in honor of Caroline Tuttle and Ryder Deitz. About 30-50 people volunteered to work the event each night.

  • Fire destroys Eighth Street home Friday

    A fire starting inside a TV set in a back bedroom destroyed a Carrollton family’s home Friday, according to Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

    Billy Welch’s home at 914 Eighth Street caught fire early Friday evening. The call came in at 5:13 p.m., and Carrollton Fire Department was dispatched.

    In a Tuesday interview, Terrell said Welch’s son was asleep in the front room and awoke when his father walked in the door and the dogs started barking. Father, son and all three dogs, made it out safely. No one was injured in the fire.

  • Remaking education in Carroll County: District’s goal is to have students college, career ready at graduation

    Change has arrived in the Carroll County School system. But officials believe it is for the better.

    When sons or daughters, friends or relatives walk across the Carroll County High School stage to receive their diploma, the goal is for them to be college and/or career ready. To achieve this, school administrators have recognized that all students learn differently, and they are working to personalize their educational experiences.

  • Lawsuit alleges Buddhist monk mortgaged retreat’s land

    Seven residents of a Zen retreat off of Gilgal Road in Carroll County have filed a civil suit against three other members, including the Bodhidharma Monastery’s spiritual leader.

    The suit, filed Oct. 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, alleges breach of contract against the defendants – Buddhist monk Ha Hong Luu, board president; Huang Tran of Crestwood, board vice president; and Catherine Pham of Germantown, Md., board secretary.

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  • For the children

    The Shop with a Cop poker run was held Sunday, Oct. 20. More than 40 riders participated, and the fundraiser grossed over $4,000 for the annual Christmas program.

    Cindy Walton won the award for best poker hand and donated the $100 prize back to the fundraiser.

     

  • Giving time, talent to help others
  • Chamber awards businesses, individuals at 2013 banquet

    Maguana’s Unique Gifts, North American Stainless and Nancy Jo Grobmyer won the top awards given out at the 2013 Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Oct. 17.

    “One of the main reasons for our banquet this evening is, not only to recognize some outstanding citizens and organizations in our community, but also to raise funds for our scholarship program with our silent auction,” Chet Mitchell said to the crowd in attendance at the event, held at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center.

  • City many cut probationary period over pension issue

    The probationary period for Carrollton’s city employees may be reduced from six months to four.

    Mayor Gene McMurry proposed that City Council change the requirement so that four new hires could be made permanent before Jan. 1, when the state’s new retirement system becomes effective.

    Unless the policy is changed, two new emergency dispatchers and two new police officers will not become permanent employees until after that deadline, McMurry said. City employees are not eligible for benefits until they complete the probationary period.

  • Schools eye meeting testing targets

    Carroll County Schools are within range of hitting proficiency targets established by the Kentucky Department of Education for 2014.

    At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instruction Supervisor Pam Williams explained what each school’s numbers were in 2013 and the percentage targets set by the state that the district must reach by the end of this academic year.

    Meeting the annual goals set by the state is considered key for the district to meet targets set by the state’s 2017 Proficiency Delivery Plan, Williams said.