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  • McConnell says health law won’t work, must change

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell brought his message of opposition to the Affordable Care Act to a receptive audience of mostly health care professionals at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Monday.

    McConnell, seeking re-election this year as he campaigns for the Kentucky Republican Party’s nomination in the May 20 primary, held the town hall meeting in the hospital cafeteria, his first public appearance in Carroll County in more than a decade.

  • Get informed at candidate forum April 28

    Want to learn more about who is running locally for political office before the May 20 primary election?

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    All 32 candidates, opposed and unopposed, have been invited. As of Tuesday afternoon, only five have accepted the invitation. The candidates’ deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 18.

  • Rankings put county 83rd out of 120 on its health

    While Carroll County isn’t at the bottom of the barrel, a recent study ranking the overall health of Kentucky’s counties shows there’s much room for improvement here.

    The fifth annual County Health Rankings report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in March, ranks Carroll 83rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • 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.