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  • New JCTC-Carrollton campus included in NKY Consensus Committee’s list of projects

    COVINGTON, KY –  With a focus on job creation and spurring economic development the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee has unveiled its list of priority projects for the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly session.

    The list totals $366.2 million and includes transportation, tourism, education and community projects that will create jobs, spur economic development, jump start residential, commercial and industrial construction and improve public safety throughout the region’s urban core, suburban communities and rural areas.

  • Grilling Safety Tips

    According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:

    • Designate the grilling area a “No Play Zone,” keeping kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.

  • Be cautious when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under age 15.

  • Beshear seeks flexibility for No Child Left Behind

    FRANKFORT – Calling state authority and autonomy critical components of education improvement, Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Monday called on the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in public school accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking to replace the public school accountability portions of the federal law with Kentucky’s own model. Kentucky is the first state to request the change.

  • Carrollton Police briefs - June 29, 2011

    Man arrested on sex-related charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man on charges of incest, sodomy and sexual abuse.

  • Jim Cooper named manager at General Butler State Resort Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Jim Cooper, a veteran of the restaurant business, has been selected as the new manager at General Butler State Resort Park, the Department of Parks announced recently.

    Cooper is an Air Force veteran and licensed commercial pilot who was born and raised in Georgia. He earned a degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University. Cooper spent more than 20 years with Waffle House as a manager and later as an owner and operator of four Waffle House restaurants in Frankfort, Versailles and Shelbyville.

  • Picnic in Prestonville
  • Community family event
  • Carroll City Council briefs - June 29, 2011

    View obstructed at Schuermann stop sign

    Mayor Gene McMurry and Carrollton City Council discussed possible solutions to the obstructed view at the Schuermann Street stop sign Monday night.

    Teen Councilwoman Danielle Wheeler said in the June 13 meeting that several people had brought the visibility issue to her attention, a particular problem for those driving on 11th Street toward Locke Road.

  • Cleaning the riverbanks