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  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour at fair

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Carroll County Fair. On Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, and Monday, June 4, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 square foot experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Carrollton-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.

  • #Play4Ashton

    The Carroll County community mourned the tragic death of 14-year-old Ashton Stephenson, who died Saturday. An avid baseball and basketball player, the Carroll County High School baseball and softball teams honored Ashton at their 8th Region Tournament games Monday.

  • New Triple Threat Award recognizes three-season, multi-sport athletes

    In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association recently launched the “Triple Threat Award” program to recognize those students who participate in high school athletics year round.

    The award, which is given to student-athletes who participate in a KHSAA sport or sport-activity on the varsity level during each season of the academic year (fall/winters/spring), will be presented to a total of 1,814 student-athletes for 2017-18.

  • Golf outing June 9 for Stephenson

    A four-person golf scramble will be held Saturday, June 9, at Sugar Bay Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting the family of Ashton Stephenson. The scramble will begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $200 per team. Golf, car, food and drinks are included in the price.

    Earl Floyd Ford will sponsor a hole-in-one contest. The first person to hit a hole in one on the 13th hole will win a 2018 Ford Escape. Other hole-in-one prizes on the other par 3 holes at the course will be an Apple TV, 50-inch flat screen and home sound system.

  • Osborne hired as new superintendent

    Carroll County Board of Education unanimously voted May 24, to approve a four-year contract with former Owen County High School principal Danny Osborne as the new superintendent of Carroll County Schools. Osborne will replace Interim Superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., who was signed to a one-year contract while the Board of Education searched for a long-term replacement for former superintendent Bill Hogan.

  • Ensure child receives medical treatment by filling out consent form

    It’s common for children to spend a week or two with their grandparents during the summer months. It’s also common for children to end up with a minor injury or some type of 24-hour bug and need medical attention.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is working to ensure those grandparents or other family members can get the medical treatment children need when their parents or legal guardians are not nearby.

    The hospital has a parental authorization form that can be completed, assigning individuals permission to treat a child.

  • Wendy’s to open in Carroll Co.

    It’s no longer just a rumor–Wendy’s is officially coming to Carroll County.

    The fast-food chain is currently constructing its new facility at 3177 Hwy. 227, where the Shell gasoline station was previously located. The projected opening date is mid-August, according to Dave Shumar, director of operations for Deters Company, a Wendy’s franchisee that currently owns five other locations in Northern Kentucky: Crittenden, Richwood, Burlington, Ft. Wright and Independence.

  • Man killed after alleged break-in

    Shaun Corley, 37, of Carrollton was pronounced dead after he was shot by a Carrollton homeowner as Corely was kicking in the door of the home.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday afternoon that Corley was reported to be unruly and causing a disturbance in the Sycamore Trace Subdivision on Sycamore Circle Tuesday morning, May 29.

  • First reading for budget; Nucor begins work on baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2018-19 budget at the May 23, special meeting. The $12,606,832 budget was approved 4-0. The second reading will take place at the June 26, meeting.

  • Don’t fall victim to Publishers Clearing House imposter scams

    Carroll County resident David Kemper came into The News-Democrat office May 24, reporting he had received a phone call from Publishers Clearing House telling him he had won $25 million and two 2018 Mercedes Benz vehicles. The caller identified himself to Kemper as “Peter Anderson,” and told him he had to pay a 1 percent tax on the winnings today, totaling $486.98.

    Kemper said that “Anderson” told him that winning makes friends and break up friendships so not to tell anyone until he receives the money.