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  • Relay to celebrate ACS 100th birthday

    Celebration is the theme of Carroll County’s 2013 Relay for Life event, set for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Events chairman Teresa Lewis said this year marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the organization that benefits from funds raised each year at Relay events nationwide.

    A Birthday Hat Contest is one of the new events this year, intended to help Relay team members and other participants with the ACS celebration, Lewis said.

  • Contractor named for Park to Park Trails

    Work could begin on the first phase of the long-awaited Park to Park Trails project as early as next week.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court awarded the contract for the project to Kemper Construction of Carrollton at its Tuesday, June 11, meeting. Cost of the project is $109,986, with $65,500 of that covered by grant funding secured in 2010 from the Recreational Trails Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

  • Fun for one and all
  • Beam me up!

     

  • County adds 20th outdoor warning siren to alert public

    Anyone who was on the campus at Carroll County High School last Wednesday will know this already. Carroll County’s 20th Community Outdoor Warning System is in and working.

    The new, solar-powered warning siren is upgraded to be louder than the other 19, allowing it to be heard from the football field and track area all the way across the high school campus to Cartmell Elementary School for its first monthly test.

  • Fun on Court
  • CRUISIN’ IN

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    More than 50 antique cars lined up for the Kentucky Kruisers annual car show Saturday.

    Organizers this year decided to hold the show earlier in the summer and move it to the entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Previously, the show was held in September at Point Park, but that location was in heavy demand.

    Brent Stucker, who has been president of the organization for six years, said the new location offers more shade and less competition with other events.

  • Feeding of the 400

    Four-hundred needy families in Carroll County received food and toiletry items Tuesday, June 11, through Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities.

  • Company faces steep fines for bridge delay

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is levying fines against Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., the firm in charge of the bridge-replacement project at Locust Creek on Hwy. 36.

    According to Judy’s contract with District 6, Hwy. 36 was supposed to be reopened to traffic by Saturday, June 8, and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • CCCDC hires former NKY Main Street manager

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation (CCCDC) has a new executive director. Bob Yoder took the position on Monday, June 3.

    Yoder’s previous experience includes work with Northern Kentucky Community Action, renaissance coordinator for the City of Erlanger and Main Street manager for the City of Newport.