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  • See ya later, Golden Arches

    Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.

    The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald’s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.

  • No one injured in recent trailer fire

    No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.

    No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe’s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred. 

  • Police search for suspects in burglary cases

    Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.

    Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.

    “It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,” he said.

  • Carroll donates water, supplies to Johnson County flood relief efforts

    Carroll County residents lent a helping hand to flood-ravaged Johnson County, sending truckloads of supplies last week, with another trip planned Thursday morning.

    At least four people were killed, and emergency workers estimated that 500 Johnson County homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    Flooding occurred after six inches of rain fell on Johnson County Monday, July 13, more than anywhere else in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Bottled water needed for flood victims in Johnson County, Ky.

    Rev. Tim Polley of the Carrollton Christian Church and the Carrollton Police Department will be taking cases of bottled water to Johnson County on Friday morning, July 17. Donations may be brought to the Carrollton Police Department on Clay Street Thursday, July 16, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To donate other items such as cleaning supplies, children’s clothes, etc. call Bobby Moore of Johnson County EMS, (606)789-2260.

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  • Busch wins Quaker State 400, his second in five years

    Kyle Busch battled with Joey Logano in the late stages of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts before taking the lead for good with 20 laps remaining, finishing 1.594 seconds ahead of Logano for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup win in the five races at Kentucky.

    The battle between the two in the closing laps sent sparks flying and stamped the track’s fifth Sprint Cup Series race as the most action-packed held to date on the bumpy 1.5-mile circuit.

  • Railroad crossing to be fixed in August

    Drivers who frequently travel Hwy. 227 in Carroll County will be happy to hear CSX Railroad plans to make repairs to its crossing near Butler Outlet Mall beginning Aug. 3.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, officials discussed options for handling the traffic for the three to five days when the crossing will be closed to traffic so the work can be performed.

    County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the traffic coming into Carrollton would turn at Floyd Drive, travel to Ladder Lane and take Jay Louden Road as the bypass.

  • Master plan coming for county park

    Carroll County officials have hired a Lexington architectural and engineering firm to develop a master plan for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, members approved an agreement with CMW totaling $18,200 to develop the master plan, which will include two alternative conceptual plans for the park and its facilities.