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Local News

  • Council Briefs

    Residents return asking about erosion problem
    Carrollton residents living along the Ohio River on Main Street returned to check on city council’s progress in addressing the erosion issue along the river bank. Byron Rodgers, who lives at 710 Main Street, and Jimmy Supplee, who lives at 805 Main Street, asked council and City Attorney Nick Marsh if they received a response about the issue from the Army Corps of Engineers. They also questioned how the problem would be impacted by the construction of the riverwalk project.

  • “Backpack Buddy” expands to Winn, Head Start

    A program providing food on the weekends during the school year for students in lower-income families is expanding its reach in Carroll County.

    The Dare to Care Food Bank’s Backpack Buddy program, which already supports 44 Cartmell Elementary students, began distributing food Friday to 30 students at Kathryn Winn Primary and 20 students at Carroll County Head Start. The program is free for both the students and for the schools.

  • Hearn search must go on, mother says

    The mother of a Worthville man who went missing during a tragic duck hunting trip last month has issued a plea for assistance in finding the remains of her son.

    Justin Hearn was among three Carroll County men who were duck hunting from a boat on the Ohio River on Monday, Dec. 13.

  • Local practice welcomes new physician

    The Carroll County Family Practice and Rural Health Clinic has welcomed a new physician to the Carroll County community. Dr. Kathy Short, M.D., recently moved here from Cardington, Ohio, having worked at a rural health care center in Mansfield, Ohio.

    “It’s like going home,” Short said of her arrival in Carrollton. “I like rural health care. I’m not a city girl. When I walked in the door it fit. The people here are very nice and friendly. It’s just like being home.”

  • Renovated and Ready

    Ongoing construction at Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School has entered the final of three stages, according to Carroll County School Superintendent Lisa James.

    James told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education during their Jan. 6 meeting that fourth graders moved into their newly-completed wing following the Christmas holiday break.

  • City acts to block adult oriented retail business

    The rumor mill has been churning lately about the possibility of an adult entertainment store coming to Carrollton and locating on Highland Avenue. However, if the revised ordinance relating to sexually oriented businesses passes, it will be much harder for this to occur.

  • Texting while driving law now in effect

    Kentucky lawmakers and police are putting a greater emphasis on reducing distracted driving in 2011.

    As of Jan. 1, fines will be levied against anyone caught texting while driving and against anyone under 18 years old caught using a cell phone while driving. Violators must pay a $25 fine for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense, plus court costs.

    Kentucky was the 22nd state to ban texting while driving. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers. Twelve of these laws were enacted in 2010 alone.

  • County swearing-in ceremony
  • Abramson set to speak at CCCDC annual meeting

    Jerry Abramson, former Louisville mayor, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, by calling the CCCDC office at 502-732-7035. Cost of the buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • RV park on Liter property tops new mayor’s agenda

    Walking into the mayor’s office Monday, a new, yet familiar, face sat behind the desk. Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry formally added a new title to his resume: Carrollton mayor.

    On his first morning in the office, McMurry completed the typical “first day” assignments, such as setting up his new e-mail account and visiting with people, letting them know he was there.