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  • Concrete plant may face fines

    Advance Ready Mix, based in Louisville, could face as much as $150,000 in fines following two releases earlier this month at its portable cement facility in Carroll County, located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse.

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25

    By RUTH BAXTER

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Aug. 22, 2012

    City retains ISO rating of Class 4

    The city of Carrollton was notified recently that it has retained it’s rating of Class 4 following a recent Public Protection Classification Survey conducted by personnel from ISO.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck told City Council Monday night that the city’s fire suppression system, which includes the fire department, dispatch and Carrollton Utilities, earned 64.82 of a total 100 credits. Beck said that total was down by two credits from the last ISO survey.

  • Jett named Teacher of Year by state conservation group

    The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts recently recognized a Cartmell Elementary teacher for her work educating students on the environment, energy and environmental careers.

    Fourth-grade science teacher Kim Jett was one of two teachers statewide to win the Teacher of the Year award. She was recognized July 31 at the KACD award ceremony held at the Marriott in downtown Louisville. She received a plaque and $100 from Farm Credit Services.

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 22, 2012
  • Carroll, 67 others added to state’s drought disaster list

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that Carroll and 67 other counties have been classified as disaster areas by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the wake of this summer’s drought.  

    With this addition, 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have been declared primary or contiguous disaster areas due to losses caused by a drought that began April 1 and is continuing in many parts of the state. 

    The only four counties not covered by a primary or contiguous disaster designation are Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry. 

  • Bats push back Ghent paving project

    A plan to rebuild Fishing Street from U.S. 42 to Davis Street was put on hold this week, as Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey turns his focus on bat removal.

    Mumphrey told city commissioners during last week’s regular meeting that inspectors had determined that the former Ghent Christian Church, which now includes City Hall offices, is infested with the flying rodent-like mammals.

  • Cement dust in the wind

    A concrete-manufacturing facility located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse experienced two releases of fly ash and cement dust earlier this month.

    During last week’s regular meeting, Carrollton City Councilman Larry Morgan said he was concerned by the releases, which state officials said occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • Carroll National Guard prepares for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 15, 2012

    County’s real-property tax rate decreases

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to lower the real property tax rate from 4.5 percent to 4.3 percent per $100 assessed property. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson pointed out that in 2003, the real property tax was 13.3 percent. All other tax rates remained the same.

    Locust Bridge to be closed 8-10 days