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  • 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.

  • Boles leads by example, fulfills dream of playing college sports

    Trey Boles is quiet, but he is a leader.

    If you are looking for someone to stand up in front of the team and give a motivating speech, it probably won’t be him. But if you listen closely, you might hear him offering encouraging words to a teammate on the bench.

    You will not hear him being loud and upset, arguing about “terrible calls” with the referee or umpire. No, the only thing you will hear is him cheering for his teammates – both in English and in his made-up Indian chants from the dugout.

  • Farewell to the Class of 2013
  • ‘Impact’ film looks at lives after 1988 bus crash

    The first public showing of a film documenting the lives of several survivors of the 1988, church bus crash in Carroll County was held in the Performing Arts Center at John Harding High School in Radcliff, Ky., on Wednesday, May 15.

    A private viewing specifically for survivors and their families was held the night before, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the event that left 24 children and three adults – all from Radcliff – dead.

  • Friends of Butler to operate historic home

    When the historic Butler-Turpin House opens its doors for the summer season Thursday, it will be operated by a local non-profit group instead of Kentucky State Parks.

    Friends of Butler, formed to support and promote the historic home, assumed operations of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at General Butler State Resort Park May 20.

    Friends of Butler’s board of directors approved a contract with the Kentucky Department of Parks during a May 14 meeting, allowing it to operate the home.

  • Be prepared during months prone to tornados

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below.

  • Crashin’ and mud slingin’
  • All about the art

    Carroll County Public Library held the opening reception for the 2013 Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

  • Fields of fun

    Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club held its 11th annual antique tractor and engine show Saturday on the Kentucky Motors lot in Carrollton. Families turned out to enjoy the day.