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  • Councilman frustrated by campground project delays

    Carrollton City Council addressed some of the lingering issues related to the Two Rivers Campground at its meeting Monday night. However, the project has run past its original opening date and is now slated to be complete by May 1.

    Councilman Robb Adams voiced his frustration with the project and said the city owes it to the taxpayers to get the park open. “We are the ones that should be holding someone accountable,” he said.

  • DRC Industries expansion to create 25 jobs

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

    Watch the video on Josh on the homepage under Multimedia.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

  • Milton man confesses to stealing copper

    A Milton man was arrested after confessing to theft of high-grade copper from his employer.

    William M. Thacker, 37, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a Class D felony, on Tuesday, March 27, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Thacker was employed by MTR of Ky., LLC, a recycling company located at 250 Hunter Heights Rd. in Milton. He admitted to stealing copper tubing and wiring his employer used in its processes, the release stated.

  • Burglars break into Valley Christian Church

    Local police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Valley Christian Church, 817 11th Street in Carrollton, that was discovered Sunday, March 25 by the church members. The church is offering a small reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest or conviction in the case.

  • Council considers online reservations for RV park

    The city of Carrollton continues to weigh its options for taking reservations at the new Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry and council members Robb Adams, Kevin Craig and Mike Gordon participated in a conference call with Ron Medenwald of Hercules 3.0, a reservation and campground management software company in California, on Monday, April 2.

  • Carroll County students show progress on PLAN test scores

    The results are in, and Carroll County sophomores have made progress on the road toward the ACT.

    The Class of 2014 made gains above the state average in the PLAN test, administered this past fall, said district Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams last week.

  • Grilling safety tips

    Carrollton Fire Prevention Office

    Spring is here, and it is time to talk about cooking safety – especially around the grill.

    As we  head outside to enjoy the nice weather, we should also be mindful of the dangers of gas and charcoal grills.

    Grills placed and used too close to a structure can cause unwanted damage and even a house fire.

  • Jailer reduces next budget by $275,000

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented Fiscal Court with a budget that cuts spending in his department by more than $275,000 in the next year.

    At the court’s Tuesday, March 27, meeting, Humphrey said he is working hard to control spending and is looking to reduce costs in a number of categories this year.

    The proposed detention center budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year totals $2.18 million, down from last year’s $2.46 million spending plan. The fiscal year begins July 1.