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  • Getting ready for school
  • Candidates file for city races

    Voters in Carrollton, Ghent and Prestonville will have a choice for their city’s next mayor as incumbents face challengers for their jobs in the Nov. 4 General Election.

    Carrollton voters also must select from a field of eight seeking the six seats for council, while in Prestonville five are vying for four seats on city commission.

    The filing deadline for the non-partisan elections closed at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • I-71 Road work

    On Aug. 12, 2014, weather permitting, construction crews will pour concrete to construct bridge decks south of Exit 43 on I-71, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office. This activity is expected to cause longer traffic delays than usual, therefore alternative routes should be considered. The bridge decks are scheduled to be complete by Aug. 18, 2014 and traffic delays are expected to improve. The resurfacing project that is ongoing is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1, 2014.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS CORRECTION

    DUE to a computer error in the Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, Jerad L. Price, 21, was listed on the court docket in a case heard July 24, 2014, and published in the records section July 31, 2014. The case had no connection to Price. The traffic charge should have read: Robby R. Mitchell, motion to revoke probation; continued to Aug. 14.

  • Cheerleaders go to camp
  • Mulch Madness

    Girl Scout Troop 1641 volunteered their time Thursday, July 31, to help Carrollton Public Works employees Ronnie Knight and Troy Harell spread mulch at the 2Rivers Campground. Troop leader Kimberly Bowen said she asked Knight for a project the girls could help with so they could earn their community service badge.

  • State registry aims to protect vulnerable adults, elderly

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear Monday ceremonially signed a new law creating a caregiver misconduct registry to  help families and employers in the adult-care profession learn if an applicant has a record of substantiated adult maltreatment.

  • Polishing up the Band of Gold

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold practiced pieces for its new halftime show at band camp July 30.

    The performance, “A Blast from the Past” features three songs: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, which is a Latin-into-swing song; “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen; and “Echano” by Chuck Mangione, which is a fast Latin song, band director Scott Brawner said. “It should be a real crowd pleaser.”

    Brawner said he wanted to choose pieces the students would enjoy playing and the crowd would enjoy listening to.

  • Ky. work force retaining in-state college grads

    FRANKFORT — A report released Tuesday from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics on the state’s eight public four-year universities shows that students from Kentucky were more likely to stay in the state to work than students from out-of-state.

    It also indicates that people who complete postgraduate degrees are less likely to remain in Kentucky to work than people with undergraduate degrees.

  • Partnership improves reading skills within district

    Students in Carroll County Schools are having a better chance to succeed in skills such as reading comprehension, thanks to the district’s partnership with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.

    Gerda Wise, who became district elementary instructional supervisor in July, told the Board of Education last week that the program has made a tremendous difference during the two years it’s been in place in the district.