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  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Nieves Leon

    Nieves Leon knows what it is like to be a stranger in a foreign country, unable to communicate with others. Twenty-five years ago when she and her husband and daughter moved to Carrollton from Spain, she did not know a single word of English.

    Now, after years of additional education and practice, she uses her experience and knowledge to pay it forward.

    Nieves is the daughter of Felix Leon and Nieves Rodriguez and is from Ponferrada in northern Spain. Her father worked as a train conductor, while her mother stayed at home with the six children.

  • Humphrey to appeal AG’s ruling of open records law

    Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office ruled that Carroll County Jailer Michael W. Humphrey violated the state’s Open Records Act in denying a request made by Crystal Emberton.

    Emberton made a request April 12, 2016, to inspect or obtain public records/video records/ evidence that depict an incident that occurred in the lobby of the Carroll County Detention Center on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, 2016, between the hours of 10-11 a.m.

  • Butler Park hosts Pokemon Go event Saturday


    Landmark News Service Intern

    You may have noticed a surge of people out and about with phones extended in front of them as if they are following a map on their mini screens leading them to gold.

    Except in reality, these hunters are not out for gold, they’re out for Pokemon.

  • Council votes to demolish building

    After discussing the issue over several meetings, Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 Monday to demolish the old Western Auto building, located at 110 Court Street. Councilmembers Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill were absent.

  • General Butler Park receives improvements under “Refreshing the Finest” campaign

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will receive improvements as part of the $18 million in additional funding for state parks this year, officials announced Tuesday, July 26, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    The funding was approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades.

    General Butler State Resort Park is among five parks in the northeastern region that will receive an estimated $3.13 million in safety and aesthetic improvements.

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  • Food Pantry provided benefits to 535 families since January

    The Food Pantry of Carroll County, Inc. is serving the needs of the community, representative Bill Welty told Fiscal Court at the July 26, meeting.

    Welty and director Brittany Reynolds provided court members with an update of the first six months of 2016 and a 2015 financial report. Reynolds is the only paid employee and the position is part-time. She orders the food for the commodity distributions and coordinates all of the record keeping.

  • Paul’s Tire becomes independent Southern States cooperative dealer in Prestonville

    Paul’s Tire, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. have teamed up to serve customers’ farm and home needs. This location will carry Southern States’ feed, seed, fertilizer, animal health, pet and farm supplies.

    Paul’s Tire is located at 107 Hwy. 42 West in Prestonville and is owned and managed by Clint and Paul Yocum. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. The store can be contacted by phone at (502) 732-8888 and by email at pdy8888@aol.com.

  • Food pantry seeks grant for permanent home

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution authorizing application for a Kentucky Community Development Block Grant, which would fund the purchase of a permanent location for the Food Pantry of Carroll County Inc., at 507 Seventh Street in Carrollton.

    The total grant application is $435,000, with a $77,000 match, totaling $512,000 for the project. The city of Carrollton will sponsor the grant, but the food pantry will pay the match, Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis said.

  • Demolish or renovate? City researches its two options

    The city-owned building at 110 Court Street could still be renovated. At the last council meeting June 27, council discussed whether it would still attempt to revitalize the old building, which has a laundry list of needed repairs, or demolish it.

    Mike Radeke, restoration project manager and staff architect for the Kentucky Heritage Council, came to Carrollton July 8, and looked at the building. He met with Adams, Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess and Councilman Dwight Louden and shared his thoughts on the project.