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  • Property, business owners work to revive downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program and about 30 invested local citizens took the first step May 12, to rejuvenating downtown Carrollton. The group, made up of mostly downtown business and property owners, met at the downtown courthouse and conducted a SWOT analysis on downtown, identifying its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    The purpose of the meeting was to figure out where downtown Carrollton is and what direction it is going in, Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.

  • Blazing the trail: Popp reroutes General Butler park trail for Eagle Scout Project

    Eric Popp recently joined the esteemed list of Carroll County Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

    For his Eagle Scout project, Popp rerouted part of the Boy Scout trail at General Butler State Resort Park.

    “The trail was a little steep coming off the bridge and the slope was always muddy,” Popp said. “The change has made the trail easier to maneuver. We added about 500 feet to the trail, as we followed a deer path.”

  • Budget mirrors last year, tops $11.7 million

    Carroll County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an $11,764,106 budget for fiscal year 2016-17 at the May 10, meeting.

    The budget reflected a 3 percent salary increase for county employees, and the overall budget increased just $500 over the 2015-16 budget. The proposed budget is very close to being a mirror to last year’s budget, County Treasurer Debbie Cayton said in an interview May 17.

  • Sanders, Gray, Rand win in Carroll County primary election

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton 573-481 in the Carroll County primary election May 17.

    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray easily carried Carroll County on the democratic side of the United States Senatorial race. Gray gathered 594 votes as he outdistanced his closest challenger Ron Leach who had 148 votes. Uncommitted voters cast 90 ballots in the primary.

  • CU increasing rates, budgets approved

    Residents with water and sewer services provided by Carrollton Utilities should plan for rate increases beginning in July.

    Carrollton City Council approved the higher rates on first reading at its Monday, May 9, regular meeting. Second reading is set for May 23.

    Water customers both inside the city limits and those in the county will see rates rise by 2 percent, City Attorney Amy Eversole said in reading the proposed ordinance.

  • Child Abuse Awareness 2016
  • Courtney, Richmond and Roberts represent Carroll County at GSP

    Three leading ladies from Carroll County High School will be participating in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer. Taylor Courtney, Jenna Richmond and Jenah Roberts will spend five consecutive weeks on a college campus with students from across the state, where they will participate in what GSP alumni say is a life-changing experience.

    “I am so excited for these ladies,” said Sheree Richter, Carroll County High School guidance counselor. “They have all worked so hard, and it is great to see their hard work pay off.”

  • New NKU, JCTC program to expand access to education

    A new partnership between Northern Kentucky University and Jefferson Community and Technical College will make earning a bachelor’s degree more seamless, efficient and affordable than ever before.

    NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns and JCTC President Dr. Ty Handy announced the program, which will launch this fall, at an event April 28, at the JCTC Carrollton campus.

  • Back in black (and gold): Carroll, Owen relive ‘glory days’ with alumni game

    Carroll County former football players will suit up–some for the first time since high school–and take the field for an alumni football game against Owen County at 7 p.m. May 14 at Panther Field.

    Alumni Football USA has hosted more than 1,000 games in 24 states over the past 29 years. The games are used as a fundraiser for local communities, and Saturday night’s game will benefit the Carroll County High School football program.

  • Judge weighs dismissal after Kinman hearing

    About a year and a half after his indictment, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman appeared in Carroll County Circuit Court May 10, with his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, for an evidentiary hearing regarding True’s motion to quash or dismiss the indictment. The motion was originally filed Nov. 20, 2015. Kinman was indicted Nov. 3, 2014, for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree official misconduct.