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Today's News

  • Recount coming for District 2 magisterial race as one vote splits candidates

    A recanvas for the position of District 2 Magistrate was held at the courthouse Thursday, May 31, as magistrate hopefuls Kerry Graham and Clay Cable waited with bated breath to see if the one-vote win Graham took on Election Day still held.

    After the half-hour recanvas was completed, Graham still showed to be the one-vote winner. Before Cable concedes the election, however, he said he will file a petition for recount.

  • BOE considers proposal to push back start of school day

    Carroll County students may start getting a few more minutes of sleep.

    The Carroll County Schools Board of Education is considering a proposal to push back the current hours of the school day by 40 minutes.

    Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak told the board at its meeting May 24, the idea came from a group of Carroll County High School Spark Academy students who met with him to discuss ways school could be improved. One of the ideas brought up was moving back the start time.

  • Carrollton named ‘Opportunity zone’ for potential investors

    In the wake of federal legislation made effective at the end of December 2017, states all over the country jumped at the chance to designate “opportunity zones”: Low-income communities that will become targets for investors with capital gains.

  • Summer Sports Camps

    CCHS tennis camp June 11-13

    Carroll County High School tennis camp will be held June 11-13, from 6-8 p.m. at Carroll County High School. Boys and girls heading into first-12th grades are welcome to attend. The cost is $35 for three days and includes a t-shirt. To register, email juanm.fernandez@ge.com or Kristin.Sherrard@gmail.com, or drop off forms to Kristin at The News-Democrat.

    CCHS volleyball camp June 20-22

  • Hemp History Week: Crop connects state’s past to future

    This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future. A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.

    The history of the United States is entwined with hemp’s history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have grown hemp on their farms. In the 1800s, Speaker of the House and later Senator Henry Clay grew hemp on his farm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

  • American Hiking Society Vacation Trail Crew
  • Carroll homemakers attend Ky. Extension Homemakers’ annual meeting

    The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association convened at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville May 7-9, for their 85th Annual Meeting. More than 590 attendees from across the state, including 110 first-time attendees, took part in the three-day meeting which focused on “Exploring Our Mountain Heritage.” Those attending from Carroll County were Patty Kost, Pat Kindoll, Georgia Miley, Pauline Batts, Pat Watkins and myself.

  • Check out the schedule of livestock shows at the fair

    Tomorrow marks Opening Day for the 2018 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9-noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall on the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 2 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows begin this weekend:

    Saturday, June 2 – Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat/

    Beef Cattle

  • Academic Honors Banquet

    Rotary Club of Carrollton hosted and sponsored the Carroll County High School Academic Honors Banquet May 2, at the high school.

  • Seniors entering miltary service recognized by community

    Local community members held a ceremony honoring the students who are entering the military.

    Master Staff Sergeant Jim Supplee told the recruits that this is a new chapter in their lives and also new chapter in our lives. “Less than 1 percent serves in the military,” he said. “These might be the smartest nine kids in Carroll County with what they are about to do.”