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  • Walker apologizes for festival policy confusion

    Community organizations, including those with religious affiliations, are invited to decorate trees “any way they see fit” at the annual Festival of Trees event, held in December at General Butler State Resort Park. The park welcomes businesses, churches, schools, civic organizations and clubs to supply a decorated six-foot or larger artificial tree or wreath for display through the beginning of January in the lodge mezzanine.

  • Verner spent career serving in the Army

    The military has been a part of roughly half of Wesley Verner’s life. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he joined the United States Army after graduating high school in 1992. He left for Ft. Knox, Ky., on Aug. 13, 1992, for his basic training and also completed his Advanced Individual Training schooling at Ft. Knox.

    He retired as a staff sergeant after 20-and-a-half years of service.

    He was a mechanic his entire career and said it was hard to get promoted being a mechanic. His job description was Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems maintainer.

  • Bust of Gen. Butler to be unveiled Nov. 17

    Friends of Butler will unveil a bust honoring General William O. Butler at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

    “This was something that Friends [of Butler] thought was needed and long overdue,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It was a vision of Evelyn Welch that there would be something that would stay with the park for a long time. It is fitting, as his home is part of the park named after him.”

  • Young Artists

    The Carroll County Public Library hosted its annual Paint a Pumpkin event Saturday, Oct. 24.

  • Election day | Nov. 5, 2015

    Democratic candidate Jack Conway won Carroll County’s vote, but could not win over the rest of the state in his bid for Kentucky’s next governor, losing to Republican candidate Matt Bevin in the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  • Tax allows Extension to save, to add services

    A new tax will allow the Carroll County Extension Service to grow, solidify its future and expand its programming.

    Beginning next year, the Carroll County Extension District Board will levy a tax of 5 cents per $100 on real estate, tangible personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and inventory in transit, which will provide a net income of approximately $342,954. This includes collection fees and anticipated delinquency.

  • White recognized for community service

    Volunteering can make a profound impact on people’s lives. Not just for those who are being served, but also for those serving.

    The Rev. Dr. Chris White was honored for his years of service Oct. 15, at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, as he was awarded the Raymond Ray Community Service Award.

  • Police charges amended, trial delayed

    Charges in the criminal case involving Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow have been amended, and the trial date has been pushed back into early next year after a hearing in front of Special Judge Chief Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe Oct. 23, at the Carroll County courthouse. Summe serves in the 16th Judicial Court in Kenton County.

  • Extension Service to levy a new tax in 2016

    The Carroll County Extension District Board informed Carroll County Fiscal Court that it is enacting a tax to support the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service. No representative from the Extension Service attended Tuesday’s meeting.

    The Carroll County Extension District Board voted to levy a tax for the district at its meeting Oct. 20.

  • Police respond to incident at high school

    Carroll County High School was locked down for approximately 15 minutes Thursday, Oct. 22, after police responded to a school displinary incident.