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  • Carroll County Memorial Hospital breaks ground on addition

    Construction got underway for a 1,000 square foot addition to Carroll County Memorial Hospital that will house the Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment.

    In a Tuesday interview, Digital Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said the additional space will mean that “patients don’t have to go out in the weather” for MRI services.

    The MRI is now housed in a mobile vehicle at the rear of the hospital.

  • UPDATE: Two killed in crash on I-71       

    Two people were killed, including a Carrollton man, after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday, April 12, on I-71 southbound in Henry County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at approximately 4 a.m. April 12, of a two-vehicle collision on I-71 southbound at the 35-mile marker. Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle operated by Jordan Mefford, 23, of Carrollton, was travelling southbound when a tractor trailer travelling northbound crossed the median and struck Mefford head on, according to a KSP news release.

  • Save Camp Kysoc fund could be used as grant match for grounds or donated

    Creating transparency about an unused Save Camp Kysoc fund was the purpose of retired Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s visit to Carroll County Fiscal Court April 12.

    “I want to start off saying I am not here to ask for anything,” Tomlinson said. “I now do not like any early morning meetings, and I had to think twice about which courthouse I had to go to.”

  • April 18 is deadline to register to vote in Kentucky primary

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary Election is Monday, April 18.

    “Our democracy depends on all eligible voters participating in the process,” Grimes said in a news release from her office. “Registering to vote is the first step in being part of the 2016 election cycle. I call on all Kentuckians to get registered and then vote on May 17.”

  • Sen. Paul believes debt is dragging America down

    Fiscal responsibility was the message brought to the Carroll County town hall meeting by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul during his March 31, visit.

    “People might ask, why do I care about spending or why do I talk about debt so much? We borrow right now a million dollars every minute,” Paul said in his prepared remarks.

    The debt is sort of like an anvil that the country is dragging around, he said. It’s slowing us down, slowing the economy down.

  • Dow Corning donates funds for equipment at new campus

    The Dow-Corning Foundation awarded the Carrollton Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College a grant for $177,704 to be used on equipment for the applied processes program lab at the new campus being built on Hwy. 227.

    The company has hired nine JCTC graduates in the last two years and currently has seven JCTC students working in various co-op programs, according to a news release from Dow Corning.

  • Learn about famous Kentuckian Daniel Boone at Chautauqua

    Most people know Daniel Boone through Kentucky history in elementary school or through the television series from the middle to late 60’s. You will hear a different tale of Daniel Boone during the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Daniel Boone: The First Kentuckian on April 14, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine level. Carroll County Arts Board, Friends of Butler and Carroll County Public Library sponsored the event.

  • Scramble for the eggs

    During the event, there was a contest to guess how many jelly beans were in a glass jar. The answer was 3,438 jelly beans. The winner of the 12 and under division was LuLu Tharp of Carrollton with a guess of 3,367. The winner of the older division was Christy Nolan of Milton with a guess of 3,391.

  • Bringing history to life

    Blue verses Gray comes to life April 15-17, at Point Park as Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsors a Civil War Living History.

    Carroll County Schools will visit the living history display Friday, April 15, and Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said that Mary Louden’s Cartmell Elementary history club would camp out with the soldiers on Friday night.

    The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

  • Bringing history to life

    Blue verses Gray comes to life April 15-17, at Point Park as Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsors a Civil War Living History.

    Carroll County Schools will visit the living history display Friday, April 15, and Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said that Mary Louden’s Cartmell Elementary history club would camp out with the soldiers on Friday night.

    The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.