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  • Fiscal Court Briefs | July 17, 2013

    County to apply for spay, neuter grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to apply for a state spay/neuter grant at its July 9 meeting. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said $150,000 is available statewide. The county has applied in the past and worked with Carroll County Animal Support to operate the local program. Tomlinson asked Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Robert Yoder to handle the grant application that was due July 15.

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  • Zack names Ziva the Zebra

    A Carrollton native earned the privilege of naming the first female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal born at the Louisville Zoo in 13 years. Zack Vannarsdall named her Ziva, after a character on one of his favorite television shows, “NCIS.”

  • 1-year-old dies in family pool Sunday

    A Carroll County toddler drowned Sunday in a family swimming pool, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Preliminary investigation shows that the child, Avaleen Price, had been laid down for a nap by her mother. While the mother was on the front porch, the child was able to make her way outside the home and was found unresponsive in the swimming pool, according to KSP.

    She was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. No foul play is suspected.

  • State auditor finds no fault in doctorate payment

    A special examination by state Auditor Adam Edelen’s office found no wrong doing for Carroll County Board of Education’s payment for Superintendent Lisa James’ doctoral program. An anonymous phone call prompted the investigation.

    The board of education paid $35,461 for James to participate in the first class of a new Executive Doctoral Program, created by Northern Kentucky University, which included a trip to Finland.

  • Wet conditions cause tobacco crop damage

    Heavy precipitation in Carroll County was the culprit, not only for canceling a number of outdoor activities, but also for harming some of the area’s tobacco crop.

    Wilting plants is typically associated with not having enough water. However with tobacco, wilt is caused by the lack of water taken up by the roots because of oversaturation, Carroll County Extension Agent Christin Herbst said. This process is called “drowning tobacco” or “wet feet.”

  • Carroll Faces | July 10, 2013
  • Emergency services agreements OK’d

    Fiscal Court approved two executive orders extending agreements with emergency-service providers and approved a proposed rate schedule adjustment for Carroll County Emergency Medical Services for 2013 at its July 5 meeting.

    Rates for all ambulance calls were raised by 5 percent, as recommended by SDI, which processes claims for the county EMS department. The company advises annual rate increases to stay in line with approved rates used by Medicare and commercial insurance companies for reimbursement rates paid on behalf of the patient.

  • Carrollton City Council | July 10, 2013

    Bishop’s Trace stop work order discussed

    Code Enforcement Officer John Welch reported to council that he is continuing to look into the berm that caused the stop work order at the Bishop’s Trace subdivision on Schuermann Street. The berm, which is two feet higher than it was originally engineered to be, is causing a drainage issue on Herb Kinman’s adjacent properties. 

  • High school tennis courts now under construction

    If you have driven down Hwy. 227 past the Carroll County High School in the past week, you may have noticed something is missing.

    Construction began last week on the installation of the new tennis courts at the high school, meaning the old ones had to be removed. Tennis Technology Inc. of Louisville won the bid for the project at a cost of $103,222. The bid included three new courts, net posts and a vinyl coated fence with two gates. The company also will fix the drainage issues by installing a perimeter drainage system.