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Local News

  • Merchants see mixed results on holiday shopping

    Results are mixed for local merchants for the just-ended Christmas shopping season.

    At some stores in Carrollton, shoppers started later than usual. Other business owners say they saw steady traffic, while others didn’t sell gifts like they have in recent years.

  • To give is to receive

    Carrollton Fire Department sponsored three families this Christmas, buying gifts for seven children and Christmas dinner for each family.

  • Sanders couple gives own Christmas money to strangers, buys gifts for friends in need

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    “They’re just normal people.”

    That is what long-time Sanders resident Peggy Warfield had to say about her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Deanna Dolby also of Sanders, who recently distributed their personal Christmas funds to those who they believed could use the money more.

  • Ghent Subway robbed at gunpoint

    Detectives from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an armed robbery that happened Dec. 17 at the Subway in Ghent, Ky. Carroll County dispatchers received the call and advised KSP Post 5 of the robbery just after 8 p.m.

    There was only one person, a store employee, in the Subway at the time of the robbery, accord to a KSP news release. The employee advised police that two white males came into the store. 

  • Dow Corning, KU raise funds by having fun at work

    By MARY ESTHER FREMIN

    The News-Democrat

    The Christmas spirit is alive and well for local employees at Dow Corning and Kentucky Utilities, who recently concluded their annual Ohio Valley United Charities and United Way Campaign. The companies raised a combined total of more than $125,000 to contribute to local nonprofit organizations.

  • Schools, JCTC seek grant for tech ed

    The Carroll County School District is joining forces with the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus to seek a federal grant that could deliver as much as $7 million to boost efforts to improve and enhance technical education in the region.

    The Youth CareerConnect Grant is being offered by the Education and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant program has $100 million in funding, from which 40 grants, ranging from $2 million to $7 million, will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Jan. 27.

  • ‘Shop with a Trooper’ helps 39 local children

    Kentucky State Police troopers recently spent two evenings with children from Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Owen counties during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program. ‘Shop with a Trooper’ is an initiative providing troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with state troopers.

  • Hawkins returns to police work as deputy

    A familiar face has returned to local law enforcement.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman recently hired Rodney Hawkins to fill a deputy position that became vacant when Clay Cable resigned to focus on his campaign for county judge-executive.

    Hawkins was an officer with the Carrollton Police Department for several years before leaving that job in 2007 to work for the Eminence Police Department in Henry County. He worked there until 2010, when he decided to go to work for his dad, Dennis, at Hawkins Plumbing in Carrollton and work on his farm.

  • Making Christmas wishes come true

    Local first responders and  community volunteers made sure 82 children had a very merry Christmas this year. The annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center, was held Dec. 19. Fifty-eight children shopped with 75-80 volunteers, plus 24 young children were bought gifts ahead of time. About $15,000 was spent this year on the children.

     

  • Cartmell’s Got Talent!

    The Cartmell Elementary Winter Artists Showcase was held Monday, Dec. 16. Before the show began, the history club presented a “Living History Museum,” where students portrayed historical figures. The art students displayed their masterpieces, and the Lego League gave demonstrations on their first Lego League Core Values, Project and Robot Missions.