Local News

  • Nab presents Eagle Scout project, tax rates set

    Local boy scout Kameron Nab presented his proposed Eagle Scout project to the Carroll County Fiscal Court Sept. 13. He plans to place benches at the county park playground near the baseball fields and batting cages, as well as picnic tables under the oak trees by the walking track. Nab asked fiscal court to purchase three benches for the project, which fiscal court voted to do.

    Nab and the Boy Scout troop will build the picnic tables, set the benches and spread the mulch.

  • Ghent appoints Crase as commissioner; Hendren resigns as commissioner

    The city of Ghent chose Susie Crase at a special meeting Aug. 25, to fill the vacant commissioner position for the city. Crase was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell at the regular meeting on Sept. 14.

  • Jill’s Wish
  • Health care choices, last wishes important to discuss

    Conversations about health care choices and decisions about last wishes are not discussions anyone wants to have.

    Dr. Nanette Bernales, a hospice doctor with Hospice of the Bluegrass, explained to the audience Sept. 8, at General Butler State Resort Park that people in the United States view death as optional.

    “The death rate in the United States has not changed; it is still 100 percent,” Bernales said. “The belief is that if you do not talk about death and dying, it will not happen.”

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  • City purchases used ladder truck; new K-9 welcomed

    The Carrollton Fire Department will finally have a new(er) ladder truck.

    Council approved a resolution to purchase a 1999 Pierce Dash 85-foot Aerial Platform fire truck from the Denver Volunteer Fire Department in Denver, N.C.

    The city budgeted $325,000 in the 2016-2017 budget and will spend $263,000. Mayor Robb Adams said a new ladder truck would have cost about $950,000. The city applied for an AFG grant toward a new ladder truck, but were unsuccessful.

  • City, county put money toward dispatch needs

    Carrollton City Council and Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to pay a total of $33,342 for needed repairs, upgrades and training for Carroll County Dispatch. Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell explained there is not a line item for dispatch; it is addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    The city’s total cost is $16,521, while the county’s total cost is $16,821.

    $1,200 ($600 city, $600 county) – License for a new radio frequency and to reprogram the radios

  • CCMS construction dispute settled in arbitration

    As Carroll County Board of Education Attorney Jim Crawford said, “Cross your fingers,” but the Carroll County Middle School construction project should finally be complete Oct. 7.

  • Bands & BBQ features new attractions, including air stunt show

    The 2016 version of Bands and BBQ includes more than food and music when it takes over Point Park Sept. 16 and 17. “We wanted to grow the event and decided to add the Ride IN Bike Show and the Rolling Thunder Air Show, then end Saturday evening with fireworks,” Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said.

    The competing BBQ teams are encouraged to set up early, and Wheeler said visitors to Point Park might see teams setting up as early as Tuesday.

  • Council recommends changing zone near P’ville Bridge to C-2

    Carrollton City Council approved Sept. 1, a recommendation to revise the C-2 district ordinance to include car lots as a conditional use. The recommendation will go before the Planning and Zoning Commission its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 14.