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  • Engineering firm reveals concept design for river walk

    Heritage Engineering presented a concept design of the river walk to city council at their meeting Monday, June 24. The plan includes bench areas throughout the 2,000-foot path and a plaza area in the parking lot near Point Park boat ramp.

    The walk increased in length from about 1,200 feet to 2,000 feet because the trail now extends all the way to the point, rather than stopping at the parking lot near the Ohio River.

  • Family fun at the Fourth: Festival features fireworks, food, vendors

    The second annual City of Carrollton Fourth of July celebration is bigger and better than its inaugural predecessor. Country music singers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will headline a concert before the firework spectacle. The city increased spending on fireworks from $12,500 to $15,500, which will make for a longer and more impressive show, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    “We had 5,000 people last year. I think we’ll have about 10,000 this year,” he said.

  • Family fun at the Fourth: Country stars Sheppard, Lang headline concert before fireworks

    T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang are country music stars with a passion for music – and each other.

    Together for 13 years and married for six, Sheppard and Lang also have a passion for performing, and will bring that passion to Carrollton for a free concert during the city’s July 4 celebration at 8 p.m. next Thursday at Point Park.

  • Robinson on mission to be ‘more like Jesus’

    Eleven countries in 11 months.

    It might sound like Carrollton native Riah Robinson is taking the vacation of a lifetime, but she’s anything but a tourist these days.

    Robinson is participating in World Race, a program offered by Adventures in Missions that sends young people ages 21-35 around the world to work with the poor and downtrodden. The goal of each “race” is to enable these young missionaries to become more like Jesus.

    And that was what drew Robinson in.

  • Montgomery Road now open

     Due to construction at Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Montgomery Road has been closed. It has now re-opened. Construction continues in the area daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. However, the road will now remain open.

  • Fair Royalty | The winners of the 2013 Carroll County Fair Pageants
  • Making a clean sweep

    Nearly 130 people turned out for Saturday’s Carroll County Clean River Sweep sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program, North American Stainless and Dow Corning. Volunteers cleaned up the banks of the Ohio River and around downtown Carrollton during the event.


  • Ghent meeting notice

    The Ghent City Commission has scheduled two special meetings to finalize the city’s 2013-14 budget.

    The first reading is 5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at City Hall. 

    The second reading is 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, also at City Hall. 

    If passed by the commission on the second reading, the new budget will be effective Monday, July 1.

  • CCMH soon to accept Aetna health insurance

    More than 2,000 area residents in Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties who have Aetna health insurance will soon be in-network when receiving services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital or from any of its physicians.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar announced Monday that the hospital signed a contract to be an Aetna provider Friday, June 14. As of July 15, those covered by Aetna policies will become in-network.

  • Filtration issues delay pool opening

    The county pool will open this summer, but when it will has yet to be determined.

    Pump and filtration problems have been the culprits behind the delay, Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director Mike Battaglia said in a Monday interview. Opening day is normally around Memorial Day weekend.