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  • Carroll County Board of Education

    Voters will choose one candidate for each division;

    all candidates are running unopposed.

    Tommy Unker, 54

    Educational Division 1

    Employed at Kentucky Utilities Ghent Plant

    Lifelong Carroll County resident

    Appointed and later elected in 2004 for a full term; chairman from 2007-08; vice chairman, 2006-07

  • Police investigate threats at high school

    Kentucky State Police and the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department were called to Trimble County High School Wednesday, Oct. 15 after a document was discovered that contained threats to the safety of students, staff and community members.

  • Court OKs funds for clock repair

    Repairs to the Courthouse clock tower and the Masterson House roof topped Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    The clock tower on the courthouse was damaged when Hurricane Ike blew threw Carroll County on Sept. 14.

    “We have not spent very much money on that clock tower,” Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    The price for a new clock, all new parts and a new controller for all four clocks is $18,240. That price does not include the installation, Tomlinson said.

  • Health fair, poker run highlight weekend

    STAFF REPORT

    Carroll County residents will have something to do each day of the weekend, with Arkema’s Health and Safety Fair on Friday, the Project Comfort Blitz Day on Saturday (see story above),  and a poker run Sunday to raise money for the annual Shop with a Cop program.

     The Arkema health fair is set for noon to 6 p.m. in the big white barn near the plant on U.S. Hwy. 42 East.

  • Carroll County Coroner

    David Wilhoite, 55

    Funeral director, Tandy-Eckler-Riley; acting Carroll County coroner

    Lifelong Carroll County

    resident

    This candidate is unopposed.

    Wilhoite was appointed as coroner after Jimmy Dunn died earlier this year. (Appointed at Dunn’s request to serve the remainder of his term. Required to run to continue to serve the remaining two years of Dunn’s term.)

    Why are you running for office?

  • State program gives students in-depth arts instruction

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Many young artists of Kentucky recently spent three weeks at Transylvania University in Lexington for the Governor's School for the Arts program. 

    Of the more than 1,500 high school juniors and seniors who auditioned for the program, only 241 were selected to attend. The program offers in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual arts or vocal music.

  • Worthville City Commission

    There are four seats on Worthville City Commission; three candidates are on the ballot. Write-ins are allowed.

    Terry Hagedorn, 53

    Employed at Gallatin Steel in maintenance planning

    Carroll County resident for 20 years

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    I am seeking re-election because I believe it is a good thing to do for the community, and I enjoy it.

    I helped get the new city park and I participate in cleanup community days.  

    Why are you best qualified?

  • Prestonville City Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four of the five candidates,

    listed alphabetically. Each candidate answered questionnaire in phone

    or in-person interviews.

    Robert “Spike” Barnes, 49

    Lifelong Carroll County resident; Prestonville resident for 11 years.

    Has served on commission for two years.

    Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Organizers prepare for project's Blitz Day Oct. 25

    As fall approaches, most people work to get their homes ready for winter.

    But for many elderly people in Carroll County, preparing for winter is almost impossible.

    That’s where a project organized by the Carroll County Ministerial Association and staffed by volunteers can help.

    Project Comfort “Blitz Day,” this year set for Saturday, Oct. 25, offers weather-proofing and home repairs to seniors who have trouble paying for heat and other utilities.

  • Constable – 3rd Magisterial District

    Forrest Poland, 42, Republican

    Employed by North American Stainless as a wastewater operator

    U.S. Navy veteran

    Lifelong  Carroll County resident

    Why are you running for office?

    I have given this some thought and feel that now is the best time to run for this office.

    Why are you best qualified?

    I believe that my background, with some security training while in the U.S. Navy, qualifies me for the position.