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  • Ghent P&Z to consider developer’s request

    Phase two of construction on the site of the former Ghent school tops the agenda for the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission at its special meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 4, in city hall.

    James and Oak Properties has signed the Macomb Group, a Michigan-based wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, to a 10-year lease of a second building to be constructed on the property, according to property company spokesman Shawn Keeton.

    Fastenal is leasing the first building, which is nearing completion. That lease also is for 10 years.

  • Antiques store gets OK to move forward on EIP grant

    The City of Carrollton’s Design and Review Board approved Rita Brown’s revised proposal for the Enterprise Incentive Program startup grant at its meeting Friday, Sept. 28. Brown is planning to open Rita’s Antiques and Décor Store in the former Towne Shop building at 416 Main St.

    Brown requested $16,472.12 in her revised application. She originally applied and was approved for $4,483 at the Sept. 17 DRB meeting. However, upon finding out the grant was not matching, she decided to re-apply for additional funds.

  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

    The last day to register to vote or to change your address for the Nov. 6, 2012, General Election is Oct. 9, 2012. The books will be closed from Oct. 10-Nov. 13, 2012.

    If you are going to be out of town on election day you can vote absentee. This can be done either by mail-in or in the office.

    If you are interested in being a precinct worker, contact the County Clerk’s office for more information.

  • Bridge down to one lane on Oct. 3

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky., to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in recent inspections. 

  • Survival Skills
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 3, 2012

    Wednesday, Oct. 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, Oct., 4

    Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group meets at the Carroll County Extension Office from 6-7 p.m. Guest Speaker will be Passport.

  • Local barrel racing champ to defend title

    When children get involved in an activity, many times, their parents get roped in as well. Carroll County’s John Perkins was one such parent. What he did not expect was to come off the sidelines and jump in himself.

  • Moore to retire from CCCDC

    Often, family events lead us to make major changes in our lives.

    For Joan Moore, the impending birth of her first grandchild is the catalyst for her decision to retire as executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation – a position she has held nearly five years.

    “That’s the driving factor,” Moore said Monday of her grandson, Owen Michaels Daugherty, who is soon to be born to her son, Eric, and his wife, Amy, in Atlanta, Ga. “It will be nice to be able to go visit when I want to.”

  • Construction on I-71 to begin Oct. 5

    Motorists planning to travel Interstate 71 beware — road work on the highway gets underway Friday and could slow travel, especially on nights and weekends.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Monday that crews will begin the $11.6 million project Oct. 5 in the evening hours. To minimize disruption of business travel, he said, the work will be performed at night and on weekends. He expects the evening work could begin around 7 p.m.

  • Police check on registered sex offenders

    Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a check on 45 of the 48 registered sex offenders in Carroll County on Thursday, Sept. 27. The other three listed on the registry live in Indiana. Three arrests were made and two citations were issued.