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  • Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

    Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

  • Fiscal court lowers taxes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got the 2013 round of setting tax levies off to a good start by lowering the county’s real estate rate.

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, fiscal court set this year’s rate at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from last year’s rate of 4.5 cents per $100. This translates into savings of $6 for a home assessed at $100,000.

  • Second blast delayed at Milton-Madison Bridge

    The demolition of a second section of the old U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge will be demolished at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

    That decision came Tuesday afternoon after officials called it off indefinitely but then decided to proceed with it on Thursday, instead of on Wednesday as originally planned.

  • Alternates will help control CCMS project costs

    Carroll County Board of Education moved a step forward in its renovation and expansion plans for Carroll County Middle School with its approval of the design development documents.

    John Gilbert of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with cost estimates showing the project could exceed $9 million if all renovations in the plans are to be completed. Budget for the project is $7.625 million.

  • Auditor finds more issues in ‘09, ‘11 for P’ville

    Results from the city of Prestonville’s fiscal year 2009 and 2011 audit reports found similar issues to the recently-completed 2008 fiscal year audit, most of which have since been rectified. However there were still a couple of new discrepancies found.

    Ed Lentz of Ross and Company, PLLC of Louisville conducted all three audits.

  • Takin’ in the music
  • Plans move closer to bid stage for Carrollton river walk

    Carrollton City Council took another small step toward beginning work on the river walk at its meeting Monday night.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz presented city council with a set of plans for the project, which won approval with the addition of stamped concrete and nine lights instead of four. The purpose of the presentation was to get city leaders’ blessing so that he could provide more detailed plans with cost estimates, Eberenz said. He will return to the next meeting, Aug. 12, to present.

  • Agreement between CCMH and DXP Imaging recently announced

    Patients will see expanded services beginning Sept. 30 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital with the addition of an on-site radiologist.

     CCMH, an affiliate of Norton Healthcare, recently signed an agreement with DXP Imaging to advance the hospital’s radiology capabilities, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said.

  • Morrison bags top-ranking buck

    When George Morrison went deer hunting at one of his favorite spots in the Mill Creek area last fall, he didn’t think he was going to bring much home.

    The veteran hunter, who took up crossbow and bow hunting about four years ago, said he didn’t see many large bucks during bow season and, it seemed, wasn’t going to have any better luck during gun season.

  • Winn cafeteria painted, decorated, ready for use

    When Kathryn Winn Primary students walk into the cafeteria for the first time this school year, they will be greeted with brightly painted walls, colorful globes hanging from the ceiling and their school mascots, Wisdom and Wonder, painted on the doors.

    “We wanted to make it a more welcoming environment and something the kids would be excited about being in,” Principal Gerda Wise said.