Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests residents not wash clothes while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.
Carrollton Police Officer Jennifer Crowell graduated from basic training March 28, at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky.
The 24 officers of Class 452 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.
Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Committee recently recognized Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty Tomlinson and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler for their contributions to the “County Seats Legacy Project.”
The fifth annual Operation Prom Dress event was held March 22, at The Carrollton. This was the biggest year so far, with more than 40 girls walking away with dresses and all the accessories they need to go to prom, all for free. The Carrollton provided the space, DJ service and refreshments free of charge for the event.
The Red Cross will hold a blood donation event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 in Ghent, at Kentucky Utilities, (Red Cross Bus), 9485 Hwy. 42 East
A second blood drive is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at North American Stainless (Red Cross Bus), 6870 Hwy. 42 East.
The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.