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  • Teachers and state employees voice opinions on pension plan

    If officials want to stir up a hornet’s nest, propose changes to someone’s pension plan. A group of more than 70 teachers, retired teachers, state, county and city employees and others who are part of Kentucky’s retirement programs attended a Nov. 6 forum sponsored by Carroll County Fiscal Court at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • This is just a drill

    A 911 call is received at Carroll County Dispatch reporting an accident on Highland Avenue in front of the PMC Organometallix plant involving a tanker truck. There is smoke coming from the tanker, and it is displaying a hazardous material placard on the tanker.

    Fortunately, this was just part of a drill held by PMC Organometallix on Oct. 31. The tanker truck used in the drill was just like the ones that travel the roads of Carroll County every day carrying hazardous materials.

  • Ghent to rebid city building project

    Ghent City Commission voted at its regular meeting Oct. 10, to rebid the new city building with some modifications. This decision comes after the board rejected both bids for the building at a special meeting on Sept. 26, and went back to the drawing board with their engineer Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering.

  • Meditation can help with mental, physical well-being

    A Buddhist monk brings forth the image of someone of Asian or Indian ancestry. An American monk brings out a variety of images ranging from the traditional to the “I am not sure what to expect.”

    Thich Tinh Tri is an American monk in the truest sense, even bringing his work to Carroll County. He was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. and attended college at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky.

  • District sees progress in reading but not in math

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak and Elementary Instructional Supervisor Jonica Ray reviewed the testing results for the 2016-17 school year at the Oct. 26, Board of Education meeting.

    The district made progress in reading at every grade level but two; unfortunately the district took a step backwards in mathematics at every grade level. Oak said they had implemented a new math curriculum, Engage New York, and that is the only thing that changed in math from the previous year.

  • District explores its options to accomodate its Head Start grant

    Carroll County Schools will need to make some changes in order to accomodate all day Head Start for three and four year olds. The district received a federal grant to create additional space for the students, but will need to spend general fund money as well.

  • A shining example of a new NAS product

    North American Stainless hosted international, state and local dignitaries Friday as the company dedicated its new bright annealing line and Sendzimir mill.

    The $150 million expansion will create 36 new jobs, expand its production capability by 10 percent and help NAS enter the market for stainless steel with a bright finish that is used in appliances, auto trim, cookware, truck trailers and mass transit vehicles, heaters and surgical instruments. About 70 percent of this type of stainless steel is currently imported into the United States for use by manufacturers.

  • Vietnam veterans reunite after 48 years
  • Second-grader spearheads recycling project

    A Kathryn Winn Primary second-grader is working to make a difference in the world–one plastic bottle cap at a time.

    Madison Having, 7, is collecting plastic caps and lids that will be donated to create new recycled park benches. She heard about the project from her pastor, Rev. Jerry Webster of Sanders Baptist Church.

  • Fiscal Court discusses internet project; Tomlinson requests traffic light

    Carroll County’s courthouse could be on the way to a fiber optic link to the outside world.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick told fiscal court Tuesday that the Kentucky Wired project had not brought him enough information for him to present to the Fiscal Court the easement request to run conduit for fiber optic cable to the courthouse. Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh said the presented easement contract is unacceptable as it has a clause exempting Kentucky Wired from returning the easement area back to like it was.