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  • Forum addresses reconfiguration concerns

    Parents of students set to be fifth-graders next year raised concerns about moving them to Carroll County Middle School as part of a possible grade reconfiguration to make room for an all-day Head Start.

    More than 100 people, including parents, educators and school board members, attended the forum held Thursday, Jan. 11, at the middle school auditorium to discuss reconfiguration.

  • Sheriff’s audit repeats ‘15 weakness

    Audits for calendar year 2016 and partial year 2017 for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office have been completed by the office of State Auditor Mike Harmon.

    The 2017 audit covered the time frame from Jan. 1 2017 through April 3, 2017. This was the time former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was in office before resigning his position.

  • County applies to MASA for $99 rate for employees

    After three discussions with Medical Transport Solutions (MASA), Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to form a group and offer county employees an opportunity to purchase coverage at the employee’s cost.

  • Candidates continue to file for May primary

    Candidates continue to file for the May primary with five new filings since the first of the year. Several of the races do not have any candidates at this time. Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said the deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. “City Council has until Aug. 14 to file as they run a non-partisan race,” Marsh said. “They don’t have to run in the May primary.”

    She also noted if people have moved, they need to come to the county clerk’s office and change their address by April 23.

  • Governor declares School Choice Week

    FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Bevin has officially proclaimed Jan. 21-27, Kentucky School Choice Week, joining dozens of governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in issuing similar proclamations.

    In Kentucky, 495 events have been independently planned to celebrate school choice and raise awareness during National School Choice Week. More than 32,000 events, including rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, and school fairs, will take place nationwide.

  • Immunization requirements change for 2018/2019 school year

    Starting in August, all Carroll County School District students must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

    Hepatitis A is a two-dose vaccination series. The doses must be separated by at least six months. For this reason, we are asking that you contact your child’s physician or health department as soon as possible to ensure compliance.

  • Hoover resigns as KY House Speaker, holds on to his House seat

     By DANIEL DESROCHERS

    Lexington Herald Leader

    After a week of drama hanging over the Capitol, state Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned as Speaker of the Kentucky House Monday.

    “The one thing I believe I am most proud of, is I believe people know that I am honest and I’m a man of my word,” Hoover said before handing a letter to a page that said, “I hereby resign as Speaker of the House to become effective if accepted by the members of this body.”

  • State budget to be ‘brutal;’Constituents ask about state tax reform, pensions

    By RANDY PATRICK

    Landmark News Service

    State Senate President Pro Tem Jimmy Higdon told constituents in a meeting at the Old Courthouse in Bardstown Monday that this year’s legislative session would be intently focused on the budget, pensions and roads.

    But almost immediately, discussion turned to the underlying issue — how to get more revenue.

  • Council adopts property maintenance code

    By a 3-2 vote, Carrollton City Council approved an ordinance replacing Chapter 154 of the housing code with the international property maintenance code “to control unsafe and/or unfit structures and/or nuisances within the City.”

    Councilman Dwight Louden made a motion to adopt the new code, with one typo correction, and Councilman Mike Gordon seconded. Councilman Kevin Craig also voted in favor, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilman Hayley Franklin voted against. Councilman Doug Hill was absent.

  • Icy roads cause multiple wrecks, school cancellation

    The conditions were perfect Monday, Jan. 8, for creating black ice and slick road conditions.

    Data from the Carroll County Mesonet weather station showed the air temperature was below freezing from Dec. 24 through late afternoon of Jan. 7. The temperatures had frozen the top four inches of the ground and concrete and blacktop temperatures were also below freezing.

    The warm up Jan. 7, and through the early morning of Jan. 8, was not enough to warm the road and sidewalk surfaces and prevent the formation of ice.