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  • Harvest Complete

    With logging completed in General Butler State Resort Park, state officials are getting ready to start a reforesting program – with help from the public.

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is inviting adults and children to help plant 1,200 seedlings in the park’s new “tree nursery” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the back entrance on 11th Street. The seedlings include native species, such as oak, pine and persimmon, said Gil Lawson, a spokesmen for the state Department of Parks in Frankfort.

  • Council says no more long-term campers

    2Rivers Campground will be closed next winter from Nov. 1-Feb. 28, meaning long-term campers will no longer be allowed to stay.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved the move, but Councilman Mike Gordon noted they could always change their mind again next winter.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said council had previously discussed long-term campers, agreeing it would be left up to his discretion, up to eight sites. Councilman Robb Adams said he did not remember voting on this.

  • River walk change order costs $2,100

    City council approved a change order from contractor Walter Martin Excavating totaling $2,100 for the ongoing river walk project.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz said when the project initially went to bid, he did not have Kentucky Utilities’ layout for the light pole conduits, so he used KU’s details on the lights, which called for 18 inches of cover. Since then, KU has requested a different alignment and a 30-inch cover.

  • Park Avenue pavement repair May 1

    Work is set to begin May 1 on a pavement repair project on Park Avenue in Carrollton.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office announced in a news release that the work will create a new two-way left turn lane that will serve the entrance to Carroll County High School.

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush fire hydrants April 17 around the city

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests residents not wash clothes while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

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  • Last day of school May 30, grad June 1

    Carroll County Board of Education voted at a special meeting Tuesday, April 8, to amend the 2013-2014 academic calendar, requiring students to attend school on Election Day, May 20, and Memorial Day, May 26. The last day of school for students will be May 30, and Carroll County High School graduation is June 1.

    Teachers will attend required professional development days June 2-6, with closing day on June 9.

  • The search for James’ replacement is underway

    The Board of Education approved hiring the Kentucky School Boards Association at a cost of $8,500 to coordinate their search for the next Carroll County Schools superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., recently announced her retirement, effective June 30.

  • ACS officials show where funding goes

    Money raised through Carroll County’s Relay for Life reaches local residents directly through information and support services, including lodging for patients receiving cancer treatment, while the majority of the money goes toward research grants at area universities.

    About 30 local residents learned this and more about American Cancer Society services Thursday, April 3, at a town hall meeting in the conference center at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Rains Lead to Slides

    Heavy rainfall last week led to two serious mudslides along Hwy. 36 West near Notch Lick, closing the state route twice to through traffic – once on Friday and again on Sunday night.

    The first slide – measuring 75-100 feet wide and 200 feet long – occurred in the 1800 block, just below a hilltop house owned by Sam and Sue Scott. The weight of the sliding earth and trees crushed the Scott’s unoccupied rental house and other buildings further down on the hillside, only a few feet from the highway.