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  • CCMH uses ACA to grow; expands its local services

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is bucking the trend in Kentucky with growth and increased profitability at a time when other hospitals are struggling.

    The growth is outlined in a feasibility study prepared for the USDA’s Rural Development Agency as the hospital seeks a $5.5 million loan for a 22,000 square foot expansion.

    The changes brought about through the Affordable Care Act have helped CCMH, while many hospitals across Kentucky are under increased financial stress at a time when more people in the state have health coverage.

  • Dow to become full owner of Dow Corning

    The 72-year partnership between the Dow Chemical Company and Corning Inc. will be coming to end this spring if the transaction is approved by regulatory agencies.

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced Dec. 11, the signing of definitive agreements to an restructure the ownership of Dow Corning Corp.

  • City Council makes decisions about Bow Bridge and property purchase

    Bow Bridge project

    Carrollton City Council approved two resolutions Monday pertaining to the historic Bow Bridge project. The project includes the restoration of the 1860 Bow Arch Bridge, which connects the Point Park river walk to the Carrollton bike and pedestrian master plan. It also includes the design of the bridge deck and its installation at Point Park.

  • Court votes to send pavilion out for contractors to bid

    The new pavilion for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park Baseball Complex is a step closer to reality as Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the design for the complex and authorized architects CMW, Inc. to advertise for bids.

    Fiscal Court held a special meeting at 7 a.m. Dec 12, to approve the project. There was discussion about masonry work on the second floor decking and the light pole location near one of the dugouts.

  • Republican caucus held March 5 in lieu of primary

    By Chris Mayhew

    Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republican voters will vote for their presidential candidate in a March 5 caucus instead of a May primary election.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul asked the Republican Party of Kentucky for a caucus so he can run for both president and re-election to the U.S. Senate. The party’s central committee voted 111-36 in August to switch to a caucus. Paul has donated $250,000 and has pledged another $200,000 to pay the GOP for the caucus costs.

  • Dow, Dupont announce ‘merger of equals’

    Two of the longest tenured corporations in the United States have approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

    DuPont founded in 1802 and The Dow Chemical Company founded in 1897 would come together to form DowDuPont.

  • CCMH announces 22,000 square foot expansion

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is working to secure a $5.47 million federal loan to fund a 22,000 square foot expansion of the Carrollton facility.

  • Kinman files motion against Willhoite, to suppress evidence

    J. Guthrie True, on behalf of his client Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, recently filed two pretrial motions as he prepares Kinman’s case for trial. Kinman faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor. He entered a not guilty plea Nov. 17.

  • Health Department reports first confirmed case of rabies found in bat near Notch Lick

    For the first time in recent memory, Carroll County had its first confirmed case of rabies, according to Three Rivers District Health Department.

    TRDHD submitted a bat collected from the Notch Lick area Nov. 16, to the Kentucky Public Health Laboratory in Frankfort, according to a news release. The bat was confirmed positive by the lab on Nov. 18. 

  • Mathis brings grant writing experience to new job at CCCDC

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation hired an experienced grant writer, administrator and small town advocate to fill its open executive director position.

    Gary W. Mathis of Scottsville, Ky., was hired this fall and began working at the Highland Avenue office Nov. 16.