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  • Teacher added for record kindergarten class

    Carroll County Schools is seeing an influx of students this year, which has led to one of the largest kindergarten classes the district has seen.

    Kathryn Winn Primary School Principal Gerda Wise said Monday there are 179 enrolled in kindergarten, up from about 150 students last year.

    “I believe it is the largest,” Wise said, adding that it is bigger than any she has seen in her 29 years with the school district.

  • City moves ahead with river walk bid process

    Bid specifications are next on the agenda for the Carrollton river walk from Fifth Street to the Point Park boat ramp parking lot.

    Carrollton City Council held a special meeting Friday, Aug. 16, to discuss a number of topics, including the much-anticipated river walk. Council approved a motion, 5-0, to allow Heritage Engineering to develop construction plans from the boat ramp parking lot to the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and from the east side of the parking lot to Fifth Street. Councilwoman Tammy McBurney was not present.

  • Crash injures one on detour around bridge

    A motorcyclist was injured and flown to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being involved in an incident on Hunters Heights Road just before 10 a.m. onThursday, Aug. 15.

  • Pets pose for portraits

     

    The Carroll County Public Library and Kristin Sherrard Photography hosted a Pet Portrait session Saturday in the library community garden. Ten dogs and one cat, along with their owners, attended the photo shoot. The pictures will be on display at the library during the month of September.

  • Leadership changes at C’ton Police

    Carrollton Police Department recently promoted one officer to sergeant and assigned another added duties.

    Tim Mitchell has been promoted to second shift sergeant, filling the position vacant after Bob Stamper retired. Mitchell joined the department in October 2010.

    “(I’m) glad that I was chosen,” he said. “I’m honored I was chosen over more experienced officers, and I will do my best to serve the position well.”

  • Auto incident on Hwy. 227 now a fatal

    An Owen County man has died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle incident Aug. 2, in front of McDonalds at 3149 Hwy. 227.

    James See, 68, of Wheatley, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, at University of Louisville Hospital. He and Debra See, 54, also of Wheatley, and Amanda Pope, 20, of Carrollton, were flown from the scene to the hospital. Debra See and Pope have both been released from the hospital, according to Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn Tuesday.

  • Fireworks set for Aug. 31 at Point Park

    The city of Carrollton will hold a Family Celebration Aug. 31 at Point Park, featuring the events, entertainment and fireworks that were rained out on the Fourth of July.

    Country music singers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will headline a concert before the firework spectacle. A local musician will perform as the night’s opening act.

  • Another Delay

    Locust residents will have to contend with the hassles of added traffic for another couple of weeks, as state officials pushed back the opening of Hwy. 36 at the Locust Creek Bridge.

    In interviews Monday, those living along the most-used detour — Locust, Fairview Ridge and Hunters Heights roads — told stories of motorists speeding, turning around and damaging their lawns, and running stop signs, with all pointing to the fact that their roads were not built for this type of traffic.

  • Citizens can offer views on river walk

    Residents who would like their opinion heard before the Carrollton river walk project goes to bid should come to the special city council meeting 9 a.m. Friday at city hall.

    City council members and Mayor Gene McMurry will meet with Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz to solidify the specifications so the project can be sent out for bid and construction can begin. The river walk will stretch from Point Park to the Point Park boat ramp.

  • Celebrating summer