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  • Carrollton City Council | Aug. 25, 2016

    Streetscape update

    Mayor Robb Adams, Councilman Kevin Craig, Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight, project manager Dave Eberenz met with the contractor Monday to review the punch list for the Main Street streetscape project.

    Street projects

  • State road workers have long to-do list in Carroll

    The state is mowing roadways in Carroll County again, and Fiscal Court has a list of areas it wants addressed before the workers leave.

    Magistrate Floyd Bowling told Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrict at the Aug. 22, meeting to make sure that Lock Road is mowed, as the residents are not happy. Bowling said it has been two years since the road had been mowed.

    Westrick added that he has been receiving complaints about the medians at the interstate being overgrown and blocking line of sight.

  • Christmas in August
  • Arts n’ Barks caters to both art, dog lovers

    Arts n’ Barks in the Park is a new event coming up Saturday, Sept. 3, at General Butler State Resort Park. While the name is new, Arts n’ Barks is actually two festivals that have been held at the park previously combined into one: The Goldenrod Gala, a juried arts and craft fair, and Woofstock, a day for dogs and people.

  • Program Sept. 8, is first step in death conversation

    One of the most difficult discussions one will have with a loved one is about death. And the most difficult step is beginning the conversation. How does one address the topic?

    Hospice of the Bluegrass is hosting a complimentary dinner and program Sept. 8, for Carroll County families to take the first step in having the conversation with family members. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Space is limited and those who want to take part can RSVP by calling (502) 732-6420. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 31.

  • Stout wins Carrollton Idol
  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Patrick Underwood

    Family and enjoying the outdoors are two very important pillars in Patrick Underwood’s life. Born into a large family, he grew up traveling all across the country to visit family members. He enjoyed being outdoors more so than indoors and has continued that tradition on to his children.

  • Miller, supporters speak in favor of car lot in C-1

    The Carrollton Planning and Zoning public hearing Aug. 11, for the comprehensive plan update drew a large crowd–mostly comprised of Deanie Miller’s family and friends who wanted to let P&Z members know why they should allow a change to the C-1 district zone to allow car lots.

  • Lewellyn chosen to fill Mefford’s remaining term as Ghent mayor

    During a special meeting held on Aug. 12, the Ghent City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Lonnie Mefford and chose Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn to complete his term.

    “I think Jimmy has the most experience,” Commissioner Caroline Reisner stated. “I would like to nominate him.” The nomination was seconded by Joseph Beall and unanimously passed. Lewellyn was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell and presided over the remainder of the meeting.

  • Blanton hired as new sheriff’s deputy

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is fully staffed with the recent hire of deputy Aaron Blanton.

    He started working for the department July 11, and will be attending Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training sometime next spring. Deputy Brandon Meredith will be attending the training program in November, and Blanton will attend after Meredith returns.

    Blanton began his studies in criminal justice at Jefferson Community and Technical College- Carrollton Campus after graduating from Trimble County High School in 2013.