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  • New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget

    A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities’ 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year’s budget were held at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.

  • Daniel Boone came to life at Kentucky Chautauqua
  • Fiscal Court awards road work to low bidder Hennecke Drilling

    Carroll County Fiscal Court opened two bids for the FEMA projects on Indian Creek Road and two sites on Wrights Ridge Road at a special court meeting April 15.

    The two bidders were Luhn and Oak of Carrollton and Hennecke Drilling of Argillite, Ky.

    Luhn and Oak bid $11,110 for the Indian Creek project, $86,413 for Wrights Ridge Site 1 and $58,020 for Wrights Ridge Site 2. The total for all three projects was $155,543.

  • Queen, King of 2016
  • Panthers three-peat as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County baseball captured its third consecutive 8th Region All “A” title April 16, with an 11-3 win over Trimble County at Gallatin County High School.

    Senior Justin Ray turned in the Panthers’ third strong pitching performance of the tournament with a 13-strikeout performance. Ray gave up six hits and walked three in six and a third innings of work.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for JCTC Carrollton Campus set for April 22

    Site work for the location of a $16 million JCTC Carrollton Campus off US 227 has begun, but officials, donors and others will gather at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, for an official ground breaking ceremony.

    Remarks will be held just across the road inside the entrance to General Butler State Park.  A brief “shovel ceremony” will move to the actual site. Among the speakers will be State Rep. Rick Rand and Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Dr. Jay Box.

  • Recreating history
  • Five-year plan may include Second Street used car lot

    Revitalizing the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue with, possibly, a used car lot remains a top priority for the mayor and city council in the upcoming revision of the city of Carrollton’s five-year comprehensive plan.

    A special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan was held Tuesday, April 12. Mayor Robb Adams, Code Enforcement Official John Welch and council members Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were in attendance.

  • Mock crash to teach students dangers of unsafe driving

    Make sound decisions. That is the mantra told to all of students, especially when behind the wheel of a vehicle or astride a motorcycle.

    Carroll County High School students will face the reality of unsound decisions when the school hosts a mock crash Thursday, April 28.

    “We schedule one of these every four years so that every high school student is reached once,” Carroll County Youth Services Center Director Tracey Reynolds said. “The thought is if we held one every year the impact would lessen.”

  • Ohio man arrested for connection in General Butler employee’s death

    An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal traffic incident March 13, on I-71 in Henry County that resulted in the death of a General Butler State Resort Park employee Andrew Persanyi, 74, of La Grange.

    Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton Ohio, was arrested April 6, in Ohio, on a warrant to obtain by Kentucky State Police. He was charged with reckless homicide, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.