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  • Carrollton receives top Ky. award for regional project

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    The City of Carrollton received the 2008 Spirit of Kentucky award, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the 33rd annual Governor’s Local Issues Conference in Louisville for its role in the development of the Gallatin, Carroll, Henry and Owen County Regional Wastewater System.

    Mayor Dwight Louden, Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Thomlinson, Fiscal Court and numerous others were there to accept the award from Gov. Steve Beshear and the Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder.

  • New superintendent has busy, but smooth, first day of school

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    If Lisa James was nervous about how things would go on the first day of school in Carroll County, she didn’t show it.

    At just after 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the new superintendent was already at her office getting ready to drive to each of the schools in the district to say hello to the teachers and staff and greet children as they entered the new school year.

  • Four seek three posts in special election

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Candidates in one of three special election races set for November will face opposition as Carroll County Democrats and Republican executive committees selected their slate of candidates this week.

    The race for District Three constable will be contested after Republicans Monday night nominated Forrest Poland and Democrats tapped Chris Crase as their candidate Friday night.

  • Many students picked up new skills with summer jobs

    By ANGLEA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    For most adults, work is year-round. For high school students, it doesn’t necessarily have to be.  After all, Carroll County isn’t on a year-round school schedule. Many high school students chose to take on the challenge of a summer job.  They believe this experience will prepare them for life after high school, and the jobs come with the added perks of eliminating boredom and providing income.

  • KSP Highway enforcement gets results

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Traffic fatalities have been drastically reduced and drug seizures are on the increase in the district covered by the Kentucky State Police Post 5.

    Capt. Dean Hayes, commander of the post in Campbellsburg, says much of the credit for the improved statistics should go to troopers Rick Ellis and Dennis Hedger.

    Together, Ellis and Hedger make up the new “criminal patrol” team primarily assigned to the Interstate-71 corridor from Gallatin County to Oldham County.

  • CCHS students look forward to new year

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    Bells ringing, teachers smiling, and students chattering, Carroll County public schools officially began the 2008-2009 school year on Thursday, Aug. 7.  

    Although students were somewhat sad to see the summer days gone, many students at Carroll County High School are looking forward to the upcoming year.

  • Sheriff's department budget raises no red flags

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department again passed its state audit with flying colors.

    In a news release last week, state Auditor Crit Luallen issued reports on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • A new plan to make traffic flow at TCMS

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    The new school year will bring a new traffic pattern to the Trimble County Middle School parking lot.

    After nearly daily issues last spring surrounding the often-confusing system of drop offs and pick-ups of the school’s pre-teens, district administrators have devised a new plan to get students safely to and from the building.

  • Ready, set – Back to school!
  • By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Patti Mefford was sworn in as interim Carroll County clerk Thursday afternoon by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    The swearing-in ceremony took place following a reception in honor of Marketta Brock on the day of her retirement, July 31.