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  • Carroll students participate in environmental training

    The environment has been front and center in recent weeks. Water shortages occurring in multiple states are making headline news. States not normally affected by snow are reporting record snowfall totals. Mother Nature is making her presence known.

    In 1999, Kentucky introduced a problem-solving event, the Envirothon Program, to high school students. With the support of natural resource professionals, students are trained in the ways that real life environmental problems are solved. The Envirothon is an example of the practical use of STEM initiatives.

  • Pageant for the Cure
  • NAS plans for its 10th expansion

    North American Stainless presented a resolution to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 24, in preparation of seeking another bond issuance for a 10th expansion of its facility in Ghent.

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh explained that NAS has a series of bonds coming due Jan.1, 2019, and is seeking to restructure the bonds with a due date of Jan.1, 2024. NAS would then seek to issue additional bonds for $30 million for the expansion.

  • Accident shuts down interstate; second wreck on detour

    Motorists traveling through Carroll County Tuesday morning faced backups and long waits as accidents snarled traffic on Interstate 71 and Hwy. 55.

    A 6:15 a.m. accident involving three tractor-trailers on the interstate near the 40-mile-marker caused the southbound lane to be closed for extended periods and limited traffic to one lane on the northbound side.

  • Always Consequences

    What would happen if you were a student caught selling beer outside the gym during a basketball game? Or you were a baseball player who used dip and developed a sore in your mouth? Or you were at a party and a friend overdosed?

  • Troxell enjoys hands-on challenge of working as a licensed electrician

    Electrician Phillip Troxell prides himself on being a hard and honest worker who puts God first in his life. Owner of Tropiz General Contractor, formerly Troxell’s Electric, he has performed electrical work for more than 30 years. 

    “My ex-father-in law, Jim Hedges, taught me how to do it,” he said. “He just put me out there because I’m not very intelligent on reading stuff from a book, so hands-on [work] and started picking it up.”

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  • Pirates of Penzance

    Carroll County High School drama performed “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21.

  • Pets, Art and Love

    Art and pet lovers attended the March 12, River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio’s benefit. Twenty-seven pieces of student art were included in the show, which was held to raise money for Carroll County Animal Support.
     

  • Take home cars coming for CPD officers

    Carrollton Police officers will have a greater presence in the community next fiscal year, as each officer will have a take home car.

    Carrollton City Council allocated $180,000 in the 2015-16 budget at its department budget meeting March 11, to purchase five 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. The cost of the vehicles totals $155,469.05, plus $23,830 for equipment and installation, totaling $179,299.05.

    The Carrollton Police Department budget totals $1,391,894.