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  • Friends of Butler to operate historic home

    When the historic Butler-Turpin House opens its doors for the summer season Thursday, it will be operated by a local non-profit group instead of Kentucky State Parks.

    Friends of Butler, formed to support and promote the historic home, assumed operations of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at General Butler State Resort Park May 20.

    Friends of Butler’s board of directors approved a contract with the Kentucky Department of Parks during a May 14 meeting, allowing it to operate the home.

  • Be prepared during months prone to tornados

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below.

  • Crashin’ and mud slingin’
  • All about the art

    Carroll County Public Library held the opening reception for the 2013 Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

  • Fields of fun

    Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club held its 11th annual antique tractor and engine show Saturday on the Kentucky Motors lot in Carrollton. Families turned out to enjoy the day.

  • Prestonville approves FY budget on first reading

    Prestonville City Commission approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget on first reading during a special meeting May 6.

    The budget shows anticipated expenses of $55,800, despite the fact that the city expects to receive the $137,855 in funding during the year.

    The budget won initial approval with no comment from commissioners. It will be up for final approval on second reading at the May 20 meeting.

  • Running a-Muck

    Runners of all ages and skill level took to a muddy obstacle course Saturday for the 2nd Mudathlon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Flippin’ flapjacks
  • Council to discuss what they want for river walk

    City leaders delayed action on engineering work for the river walk, saying they to provide input on how the project will look.

    Mayor Gene McMurry brought a resolution to Carrollton City Council on Monday night that would authorize him to enter into a contract with an engineering firm to develop plans for the river walk. But council opted to table it for further discussion.

  • Gohs celebrates her Golden Jubilee as nun

    As she approaches 50 years of service to God’s people through the Catholic Church as a nun in the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sister Paula Gohs still loves her job.

    “I love my work,” she said. “I feel sad for people who aren’t happy when they go to work, because my work has always been very exciting. I don’t dread getting up in the morning. I just enjoy what I do. When your ministry is to serve other people, you get back at least if not more than you give and that’s the hundred-fold of religious life.”