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  • Rockin’ Out!

    Paragon Arts and Music Academy held its Rock Star Dance Camp July 15-19. Every day was dedicated to a different rock star: Taylor Swift, Victoria Justice, Shake It Up, Rock Star Barbie and Fresh Beat Barbie. The girls learned a new dance every day and performed a rock concert for their parents at the end of camp. Campers also worked on rock star-themed crafts, modeled for a photo shoot, made music videos and sang karaoke. At the end of the week, each camper received a certificate, goody bag and rock star t-shirt.

  • Pair in Tennessee may have link to Goodin burglary

    Two Bedford individuals are in custody in the Sumner County (Tenn.) Jail in connection with last week’s burglary of the Milton home of Keith and Jennifer Goodin.

    Terry Wayne Hopper and Pamela Bentz, both 44 of Church Street in Bedford, were arrested in Portland, Tenn., Thursday while allegedly attempting to sell goods that had been reported stolen in Kentucky. Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons said Monday the couple is suspected in at least three burglaries in Trimble County, another in Carroll County and one in Switzerland County, Ind.

  • Bye Bye Bridge
  • Fremin leaves grants, PR to head ‘back to school’

    After nine years as the first Carroll County Schools director of public relations and grant writer, Jeff Fremin is returning to his roots. Starting in August, he will be the new Carroll County Middle School instructional coach, returning to the school for the fourth time in his career.

  • State police investigating P’ville audit

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Findings from a city of Prestonville audit conducted by Ross and Co., PPLC, for the 2007-08 fiscal year have been turned over the Kentucky State Police for further investigation after auditor Ed Lentz marked some it as suspicious.

    Lentz presented a summary of the audit during the July 15 Prestonville Commission meeting. Afterwards, Lentz told the commission, “I would certainly consider law enforcement look at some of these items.”

  • KSP report finds ‘operator error’ cause of bus incident

    After a lengthy investigation, Kentucky State Police have determined that the cause of the Oct. 29, 2012, incident involving a Carroll County Head Start school bus driven by Laura Reed was “operator error with the main error being overcorrecting/over steering.”

  • Carroll Faces | July 17, 2013
  • Stuck!
  • Fiscal Court Briefs | July 17, 2013

    County to apply for spay, neuter grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to apply for a state spay/neuter grant at its July 9 meeting. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said $150,000 is available statewide. The county has applied in the past and worked with Carroll County Animal Support to operate the local program. Tomlinson asked Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Robert Yoder to handle the grant application that was due July 15.

    Trails project to begin