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  • CCMH, Norton collaborate to bring orthopedic surgeon to Carrollton

    Local residents no longer have to leave the county to see an orthopedic surgeon with the addition of Dr. Chad Smith to providers at the Specialty Center at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said Monday that they have not been able to provide these services because they could not find an orthopedic surgeon willing to come to Carrollton.

    “Through collaboration with Norton Healthcare we have arranged for orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chad Smith to provide services at CCMH several days per month,” he said.

  • Skirvin asks for help as she cares for stray cats

    Cats have been an issue in Carroll County for many years, with the Animal Shelter only accepting dogs. Carrollton resident Debbie Skirvin has been caring for the cats for a number of years.

    “There has been so many cats the last two years,” Skirvin said. “I just can’t do it by myself any more, especially since Carroll County Animal Support is not there to help provide funding.”

  • College Athletes

    Carroll County High School student-athletes Guillermo Cruz, David Marshall and Evan McMahan have committed to play sports in college. An official signing day celebration was held Friday, April 28, at the high school.

    Guillermo Cruz | Soccer at Berea College

  • Reading on grade level is the key for future success

    Reading at grade level was one common theme among the five site based council presentations made to the Carroll County Board of Education April 11 and 13.

    The district is using a variety of tools to catch students who are falling behind in their reading level to help them build a stronger foundation for learning in all academic areas.

  • Mental illness is important to discuss to help erase stigma

    Mental illness is an issue many people are affected by every day–whether through their jobs or through friends or family members that they may or may not know are suffering. However, it is an issue spoken about from behind closed doors rather than out in the open where the stigma can be erased.

  • Worthville Cemetery sets bylaws, elects trustees

    Worthville Cemetery lot owners approved a new set of bylaws and elected a new board of trustees at a lot owners meeting April 29, at the Worthville Fire Department.

    The cemetery was incorporated through the Kentucky Secretary of State Nov. 1, 1999. The board filed an annual report March 12, 2000. Then Secretary of State John Y. Brown III administratively dissolved the corporation, Nov. 1, 2001, when it failed to file an annual report within 60 days after its due date.

  • Mental illness is important to discuss to help erase stigma

    Mental illness is an issue many people are affected by every day–whether through their jobs or through friends or family members that they may or may not know are suffering. However, it is an issue spoken about from behind closed doors rather than out in the open where the stigma can be erased.

  • Splash park funds part of city’s budget

    A splash park at Point Park, new sidewalks, city hall maintenance and new equipment for each department highlight the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. Council held the first reading to approve the new budget, as well as to amend the fiscal year 2016-2017 budget at its meeting April 24. The second readings will be held at the May 8, council meeting.

  • Happy Hollow needs help addressing drug problem

    Mick Dunaway, president of the Happy Hollow Owners Association and Shannon Moore, chairman of the board, appeared before Fiscal Court seeking their help.

    The Happy Hollow association is in need of legal help to curtail the drug issue at the resort.

  • Dale hired as parks and rec director

    Carroll County Fiscal Court announced the hiring of J.P. Dale as the new director of Carroll County Parks and Recreation on April 17.

    Dale is not new to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, having served on the advisory board for more than 10 years. He moved to Carroll County after graduating from college in 1999. “To be honest I was looking to make some money then go back home [to Paintsville, Ky.],” he said. “That did not happen as 18 years later I am still here.”