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  • Food Pantry fed more than 600 families, 1,800 people

    Volunteer Bill Welty updated Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Nov. 14, on the status of the Food Pantry of Carroll County.

    Welty said it takes 80 volunteers per month to operate the Food Pantry of Carroll County. Church groups work on the three days food is distributed. The volunteers pack boxes and help process the requests for food.

  • Live Your Passion | Sign Team - Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    Imagine you are in a room full of people, and everyone is talking with one another, but you hear nothing but silence. That is the struggle deaf people face every day.

    The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 28 million Americans (about 10 percent of the population) have some degree of hearing loss. About 2 million of these 28 million people are classified as deaf, meaning they can’t hear every day sounds or speech, even with a hearing aid. Only about 10 percent of these 2 million people were born deaf. The other 90 percent became deaf later in life.

  • Donations, volunteers sought for food drive Saturday, Nov. 18

    Help feed the hungry in Carroll County! Area boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m. to collect donated non-perishable food items for the annual Scouting For Food project.

    The food pantry is located at 517 Seventh St., the former Kentucky Ladder building on the corner of Seventh and Polk streets. Residents are asked to leave their donations on the front steps of their homes by 8:30 a.m. Saturday to be picked up.

  • Update on river walk; Meffords win award; CCHS Ag class works at Point Park

    Work has begun on the Ohio and Kentucky river walks. Mayor Robb Adams reported to city council Nov. 13, that surveying began Nov. 1, and construction began Nov. 6. Asphalting began the day of the council meeting on the Kentucky River side, and the conduit is in and buried, but the light bases still need to be added.

  • Dispatch grant coming soon; interlocal still not complete

    At the 911 board meeting Nov. 3, City of Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said the board is closer to receiving the $131,087 grant to purchase two radio dispatch console systems, including a radio communication IP network switch and 19 radios to bring the center to P25 compliance. He said documents are going back and forth between the city and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to complete the process. Adams expects that movement will take place before the next board meeting, Feb. 2. The city and county governments have committed to pay $10,000 each as a match for the grant.

  • Dorman Products wins Manufacturer of the Year award

    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced the winners of its 17th annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards at its awards luncheon Oct. 27, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

  • Ford, Gosser join Carrollton Police force

    The Carrollton Police Department gained two experienced police officers with the recent hiring of Greg Ford and Ryan Gosser. Mayor Robb Adams swore in the officers, as well as K-9 unit Zach, on Nov. 1.

  • Contracts signed on walk; New city attorney hired

    Carrollton City Council approved resolutions authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to sign contracts with two contractors for the river walk projects. The approval was contingent on the city receiving all of the necessary supporting documents.

    Adams Contracting LLC (No relation to the mayor) will be the contractor for the Ohio River walk, at a total construction bid cost of $101,374. This will create approximately 800 feet of multi-use trail along the Ohio River. The city received a $52,000 Recreational Trails grant and includes a city match of $52,000.

  • Teachers and state employees voice opinions on pension plan

    If officials want to stir up a hornet’s nest, propose changes to someone’s pension plan. A group of more than 70 teachers, retired teachers, state, county and city employees and others who are part of Kentucky’s retirement programs attended a Nov. 6 forum sponsored by Carroll County Fiscal Court at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • This is just a drill

    A 911 call is received at Carroll County Dispatch reporting an accident on Highland Avenue in front of the PMC Organometallix plant involving a tanker truck. There is smoke coming from the tanker, and it is displaying a hazardous material placard on the tanker.

    Fortunately, this was just part of a drill held by PMC Organometallix on Oct. 31. The tanker truck used in the drill was just like the ones that travel the roads of Carroll County every day carrying hazardous materials.