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Local News

  • Riverwalk improvements continue
  • U.S. 42 lift station sold

    Carrollton City Council Dec. 8, voted to authorize the mayor to execute a deed regarding the Celotex Lift Station, located on U.S. Hwy. 42. The property was declared a surplus and sold to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for $1. Mayor Gene McMurry said the state will remove the lift station, as well as the utility lines underneath, so that it can widen the road to three 12-foot lanes.

  • Carroll students experience ‘Hour of Code’

    The world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. That is due, in large part, to advancements in technology.

    Drive your car to the grocery store, purchase your groceries, fill up your tank at the gas station and drive home. That seemingly normal trip was impacted by technology – from the computer system in your car to the grocery store cash register, from the gas pump to the traffic lights.

    Behind this technology are computer scientists who programmed it.

  • Prestonville franchise with Kentucky Utilities to expire in February

    Kentucky Utilities representatives Jan Coleman and Kristy Thompson met with the city of Prestonville Dec. 15, to discuss the franchise agreement set to expire in February 2015.

  • Retiring Tomlinson presides over final meeting

    Retiring Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his final Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Dec. 16.

    “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Carroll County,” Tomlinson said. “I would be remiss if I did not recognize the staff I have worked with.”

  • Girl Scouts earn prestigious silver award

    A Youth Drug Awareness program earned four Carroll County Girl Scouts their silver award. Gabby Vaught, Nohemi Castellon, Megan Higgs and Maddi Carli are the first known Carroll County silver award recipients.

    The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. A cadette is a girl in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade and a registered girl scout.

    The silver award is a local community service project, beyond the Girl Scout community, that has a sustainable component to the project.

  • ‘No missing money’ in sheriff’s audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of the 2013 financial statement of Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    According to the state auditor’s office the recent changes of the auditing standards requires the auditor’s exit letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the Carroll County Sheriff in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals in the United States.

  • NAS to make $5 million investment in Ghent facility

    North American Stainless in Ghent, plans to invest $5 million to add a fourth steel slitter line, resulting in 15 new jobs. The expansion is the company’s 10th since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990.

  • Carroll County Adult Ed ranks among the top statewide

    The Carroll County Adult Education program is rated as the sixth best program in the state for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The rating is determined by the average rankings of achieving enrollment, academic performance and GED attainment.

    Carroll County achieved the highest percentage of its enrollment goal and also reached the highest percentage of its GED goal in the first half of the year. The academic performance category kept Carroll County from the top overall spot.

  • Animal Support wants to see changes at shelter

    Carroll County Animal Support held a meeting Dec. 4, to bring to the public’s attention a few situations that have been occurring at the county’s animal shelter.

    “We are not here to vilify anyone or cast any of our local government entities in a bad light,” CCAS past-president Phyllis McLaughlin said. “We are here to see what else we can do make the Carroll County Animal Shelter a model for rural Kentucky counties.”