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  • Court pledges share of 911 project; state awards Locust bridge contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed on Tuesday to pledge it’s half of the cost to upgrade the 911 system used by the Carrolton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County’s Emergency Medical Service.

    On Aug. 1, Police Chief Mike Willhoite told the court that the 911 server at dispatch was installed six years ago and was expected to last five years. Part of the system is only three years old, and Willhoite said he is working only to replace the oldest equipment.

  • Rarey to retire from hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey will retire from the post he has held for the past five years just after the new year.

    Rarey, who became the hospital’s CEO in November 2007, will continue to serve through Jan. 4, 2013, to allow the board of directors to search for a new individual to lead the hospital and its physician practices in Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw.

  • It’s all fun and games

    It was Bingo time at the Carroll County Senior Center on Tuesday morning, drawing at least 20 gamers who were vying for snacks and “The Big Cash Prize” ... which one player quipped might buy a gallon of gas this week for the winner.

  • Concrete plant may face fines

    Advance Ready Mix, based in Louisville, could face as much as $150,000 in fines following two releases earlier this month at its portable cement facility in Carroll County, located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse.

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25


    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Aug. 22, 2012

    City retains ISO rating of Class 4

    The city of Carrollton was notified recently that it has retained it’s rating of Class 4 following a recent Public Protection Classification Survey conducted by personnel from ISO.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck told City Council Monday night that the city’s fire suppression system, which includes the fire department, dispatch and Carrollton Utilities, earned 64.82 of a total 100 credits. Beck said that total was down by two credits from the last ISO survey.

  • Jett named Teacher of Year by state conservation group

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recently recognized a Cartmell Elementary teacher for her work educating students on the environment, energy and environmental careers.

    Fourth-grade science teacher Kim Jett was one of two teachers statewide to win the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized July 31 at the KACD award ceremony held at the Marriott in downtown Louisville. She received a plaque and $100 from Farm Credit Services.

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 22, 2012
  • Carroll, 67 others added to state’s drought disaster list

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that Carroll and 67 other counties have been classified as disaster areas by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the wake of this summer’s drought.  

    With this addition, 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have been declared primary or contiguous disaster areas due to losses caused by a drought that began April 1 and is continuing in many parts of the state. 

    The only four counties not covered by a primary or contiguous disaster designation are Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry. 

  • Bats push back Ghent paving project

    A plan to rebuild Fishing Street from U.S. 42 to Davis Street was put on hold this week, as Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey turns his focus on bat removal.

    Mumphrey told city commissioners during last week’s regular meeting that inspectors had determined that the former Ghent Christian Church, which now includes City Hall offices, is infested with the flying rodent-like mammals.