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  • Commissioner of Education visits iLead, CCATC

    iLead Academy is the first school of its type in the state and has garnered its share of visitors this year. The face asking the questions this time belonged to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt.

    Pruitt was hired as the sixth commissioner of education in September 2015 and started on the job Oct. 16.

    Pruitt migrated straight to the students as they prepared to share their work.

    One of the first questions he asked was what an average day was like for a student.

  • City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current

    A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year’s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.

    In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. “I’m proud of what we do, and it’s all of us, together.”

  • New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget

    A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities’ 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year’s budget were held at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.

  • Daniel Boone came to life at Kentucky Chautauqua
  • Fiscal Court awards road work to low bidder Hennecke Drilling

    Carroll County Fiscal Court opened two bids for the FEMA projects on Indian Creek Road and two sites on Wrights Ridge Road at a special court meeting April 15.

    The two bidders were Luhn and Oak of Carrollton and Hennecke Drilling of Argillite, Ky.

    Luhn and Oak bid $11,110 for the Indian Creek project, $86,413 for Wrights Ridge Site 1 and $58,020 for Wrights Ridge Site 2. The total for all three projects was $155,543.

  • Queen, King of 2016
  • Panthers three-peat as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County baseball captured its third consecutive 8th Region All “A” title April 16, with an 11-3 win over Trimble County at Gallatin County High School.

    Senior Justin Ray turned in the Panthers’ third strong pitching performance of the tournament with a 13-strikeout performance. Ray gave up six hits and walked three in six and a third innings of work.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for JCTC Carrollton Campus set for April 22

    Site work for the location of a $16 million JCTC Carrollton Campus off US 227 has begun, but officials, donors and others will gather at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, for an official ground breaking ceremony.

    Remarks will be held just across the road inside the entrance to General Butler State Park.  A brief “shovel ceremony” will move to the actual site. Among the speakers will be State Rep. Rick Rand and Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Dr. Jay Box.

  • Recreating history
  • Five-year plan may include Second Street used car lot

    Revitalizing the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue with, possibly, a used car lot remains a top priority for the mayor and city council in the upcoming revision of the city of Carrollton’s five-year comprehensive plan.

    A special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan was held Tuesday, April 12. Mayor Robb Adams, Code Enforcement Official John Welch and council members Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were in attendance.