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  • New tennis courts given green light

    Carroll County High School will have new tennis courts soon; however when work will begin and if they will be ready in time for next season is unknown.

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a $103,222 bid from Tennis Technology Inc. at its regular meeting May 23 at Kathryn Winn Primary School. The other bid was from Tenni-Trac for $116,824.

    Before accepting the new bid, the Board voted to reject the original tennis court bids presented at the March 28 meeting in favor of the new bids.

  • Local couple seeks items for tornado victims

    When she heard the news about the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on Monday, May 20, Tish Hatton’s thoughts immediately went to her family living in that area.

    A niece and two sisters-in-law and their families live only miles from where the EF-5 category twister cut a 1.3-mile-wide swath of destruction 17 miles long, killing at least 24 people.

    Hatton’s family members reported some wind damage and debris around their homes, “but everyone is fine,” she said yesterday.

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  • Terrell looks to build membership as new C’ton fire chief

    Spend a few minutes talking with new Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell and you’ll see that his passion for emergency services runs through his veins.

    While he has just been fire chief since May 6, Terrell has been a volunteer with the Carrollton Fire Department since 1985.

    “It’s sort of a way of life for us,” Terrell said during a Friday interview in his office at the fire station.

  • Hunger joins the police force

     By SARAH BEACH
    The News-Democrat

    Officer Bryant Hunger, the newest police officer on the Carrollton Police force, is an active servant of the community.

    A part-time EMT, a firefighter for the Carrollton Fire Department and assistant coach with the Carroll County High School Panthers football team, Hunger was sworn in last December as a full-time police officer, after working as a Fire Engineer and Dispatcher for two years.

  • Correction: Warrant was executed in December 2012 for Fitzgerald

    A May 15 story in The News-Democrat about ex-convict Kevin Fitzgerald gave the wrong date for a search warrant issued that led to his arrest for owning a shotgun and ammunition.

    The search warrant was issued in December 2012, not in 2011, and executed by police from Owensboro, Ky., and Dawson Springs, Ky., where he was living at the time.

  • Sheriff’s Office to apply for grant for school resource officer

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office hopes to land a federal grant to put a resource officer in the schools next year.

    At the May 14 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, CCSO’s Jennifer Willhoite said they are seeking a three-year, $125,000 grant for the position. The funding would come through the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Hiring Program.

  • Trashed: Students observe Ohio River garbage, work to raise awareness, clean up the mess

    When Jane Goecke and Donald Poe signed up for an independent study course in geology for the spring semester at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus, they figured they’d be studying rocks.

    Instead, they spent eight weeks studying garbage.

    The inspiration for the project they recently completed came when Coast Guard Operations Specialist Thomas Blossom and his colleague, Eric Santiago, visited Caroline Reisner’s class to talk about water pollution – particularly a phenomenon called the Ocean Garbage Patch.