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  • Games, coloring books among items collected for Nab, Meffords

    A Carrollton youth is collecting games to honor his friends Kameron Nab and Conner and Dane Mefford.

    Trystan Amick, with help from his mother Belinda, came up with the idea to hold a “game drive” as a way to help his friends and others who have to frequent hospitals for medical treatment.

    His mother explained that games wear out quickly because, between each use, they have to be wiped down before being used again. They simply don’t last long under those conditions.

  • Congratulations to the class of 2011!
  • CCAS requests funds to open office front

    Carroll County Animal Support presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with a proposal Friday to open an office front for their organization, possibly in downtown Carrollton.

    The group asked for $10,000 or 50 percent of their anticipated budget during the next fiscal year. Their goal is to be 80-90 percent self-sufficient within two years.

  • New onsite sewage option gets nod on first reading

    Fiscal Court held the first reading of an ordinance that would allow homeowners the option to purchase an onsite sewage disposal system if they are not able to hook up to the city sewer.

  • Construction remains slow due to issues with roofer

    Construction at Cartmell Elementary continues to be hindered by problems involving the roofer. However, Ron Murrell, an architect with RossTarrant Architects Inc., the firm that designed the renovations and serves as the Carroll County School District’s consultant, assured the board of education at its meeting Thursday that the roofer will finish the job.

  • RV park groundbreaking
  • Few voters turn out for primary election

    Carroll County voters showed very little interest in the May 17 primary election with only 471 casting ballots in the Democratic and Republican races.

    That’s an overall turnout of 6.52 percent, county clerk Alice Marsh said. That’s off from the last primary with no local races in May 2007 when some 2,200 people voted with overall turnout of 12 percent.

    Marsh said she believes the numbers voting were low because people were not aware of the primary election and the fact that incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear is unopposed and was not on the ballot.

  • Advantage Nab

    Twenty-two teams in four age groups helped raise more than $2,000 in the Kameron Nab 3V3 soccer tournament Saturday at the county park.

    Brian Hedges organized the event, which benefited the Kameron Nab medical fund. Hedges said Greg Damron and Vernon States helped him host the tournament, as well as assisted in publicity and getting the equipment and fields ready to go. The Carroll County High School soccer teams donated the use of their goals and soccer balls, while volunteers helped run the concession stand and referee the games.

  • Ministry offers ex-inmates a second chance

    A local pastor and his ministry have made it their mission to assist convicted criminals successfully to re-enter society.

    Pastor Bimp McAlister runs Calvary Ministries, an organization that last year provided temporary housing for 18 people exiting the prison system with crimes, including drug and sex offenses.

  • Demo Derby