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  • CCAS goal to open storefront, place more animals in homes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to support a local group’s efforts to rescue animals from the county shelter.

    Carroll County Animal Support will receive a $25 donation from the county for each animal that is removed from the shelter based on their efforts, whether it’s for local adoption or to be sent to one of the many rescue operations around the nation.

  • Students learn to share road with motorcycles

    Motorcyclists have equal right to the road as other motor vehicles, and both drivers and motorcyclists need to be aware of their presence on roadways to help eliminate accidents.

    That’s the message that Glenda Hobbic, state coordinator and president of Share the Road Kentucky, shared with the juniors and seniors at Carroll County High School about motorcycle safety Thursday.

    Share the Road Kentucky is a 501c3 that Hobbic started working on in 2005 and established in 2007.

  • Group begins smoke-free effort

    A new organization sponsored by the Three Rivers District Health Department is directing its efforts toward tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities.
    The Carroll County Tobacco-Free Coalition held an informational meeting at the health department Wednesday, Oct. 12. The next meeting will be held Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

    Becky Wilson, R.N. with health department, said the goals of the coalition are to achieve 100 percent tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities, including businesses, restaurants and public areas.

  • Community joins in war against local drug abuse

    Carroll County has a reputation as a small town with a comparatively high drug problem. Local and state law enforcement work every day to combat the epidemic. To help educate the public on this issue afflicting the area, Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County held a town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the National Guard Armory. About 40 people attended.

    Kathy Dawson, whose son Aaron, 27, was using heroin and died in 2009, spoke about how drugs have affected her family.

  • It’s Cool to Care
  • Copper thieves hit Christian school

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at Christian Academy of Carrollton on Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Both the gym and the school building, located at 1703 Easter Day Road off of Hwy. 36, were forcibly entered and the following items were taken: 9,000 feet of copper wiring, musical instruments and other educational equipment, according to a CPD news release. Also, three five-ton air conditioner units were tampered with and the copper cores were removed from each. The approximate value of the items taken were $7,500.

  • Halloween safety guide - tips for kids from Carroll County Emergency Management

    Kids love Halloween. They get dressed up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday. Be careful though, Halloween night is not as safe as it use to be to let kids walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them. To give your children a fun filled evening and some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life, just follow a few simple safety tips and by using common sense this Halloween should be safe and hopefully happy for everyone in Carroll County.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 19, 2011

    City to pave three alleys in Carrollton

    Carrollton City Council voted at a special meeting Friday, Oct. 24 to pave three alleys at a total cost of $21,900.

    The alleys to receive the work are located between Sixth and Seventh streets between Clay and Polk streets;  between Sixth and Seventh streets between Sycamore and Seminary streets; and between Ninth and 10th Streets between Sycamore and Seminary streets.

  • E-Warrant system installed for Carroll County, its neighbors

    Attorney General Jack Conway announced the successful implementation of an electronic warrant management system — eWarrants — in the 15th Judicial Circuit, which covers Carroll, Grant and Owen counties.

    The Attorney General’s Office funded implementation of eWarrants in the 15th Judicial Circuit under a $3.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant awarded to the Office of the Attorney General in 2009.