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  • Executive director hired for I-71 group

    The six-county partnership focusing on regional economic development has a new name, a new executive director and a new website, but has the same focus: to bring new business, to maintain and expand current business and to develop the existing workforce for the counties along I-71.

  • Dixon resigns, Smith takes seat on P’ville commission

    Prestonville Commissioner Robert Dixon resigned prior to taking office for his fourth term in January, citing health concerns and controversy.

    At the commission’s Jan. 14 meeting, Dixon’s resignation letter was accepted and the commission, amid some debate about its selection process, elected Charles E. Smith to fill the seat.

    Dixon, who was re-elected in November, resigned as of Dec. 31, 2012.

  • Flu shots still available in county

    For those hoping to avoid catching the flu this season, the flu shot is still available at several locations in Carroll County.

    This year’s strand of seasonal influenza vaccine is estimated to be 62 percent effective, indicating moderate effectiveness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The CDC used data from 1,155 children and adults with acute respiratory infection to estimate the overall effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine.

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  • Carroll Faces | Jan. 16, 2013

    Carrollton City Clerk-Treasurer Leatha Grimes and City Attorney Ed James served in their first council meeting Monday, Jan. 14.

  • Earl Floyd sponsors basketball team contests: Bessie is the boys’ prize for winner of drawing

    Purchase a $1 chance from the Panthers basketball team and you could win a 300-400 pound Black Angus calf named Bessie. However, if there isn’t enough space in the backyard, the winner may choose to have the calf processed into meat.

    Earl Floyd Ford donated the calf to the basketball team.

    Chances may be purchased from any of the boys basketball players or from their parents at the games.

  • Earl Floyd sponsors basketball team contests: Complete the shots and win cash toward a car

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers are sponsoring a 24-second Progressive Shot, sponsored by Earl Floyd Ford.  If the individual drawn successfully hits a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half court shot in 24 seconds, he or she will win $30,000 toward the purchase of a new Ford vehicle from the dealership.

  • Worthville petitioned to allow single-wide trailers within city

    Several residents of Worthville are asking the city commission to consider revamping an ordinance that prohibits the installation of single-wide mobile homes on properties within the city limits.

    During the commission’s regular meeting Thursday night, Jan. 10, Belinda Phillips presented a petition with 73 signatures of residents living in the city asking for the ordinance to be changed.

  • Eaves celebrates 100 years, all in Carroll

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Lillian Eaves celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

    According to Barbara Long, this would make her the same age as U.S. President Richard Nixon, had he lived. Both Eaves and Nixon were born on Jan. 6, 1913.

  • City council to discuss annexation

    Councilman Robb Adams told fellow councilmembers during the comments period that he is in favor of the city of Carrollton annexing into the county on Hwy. 227 to I-71 and wanted their opinions on the subject.

    He also encouraged everyone to look at state House Bill 11, sponsored by Rep. David Floyd of Bardstown.

  • SO grants to target traffic law violators

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will use $29,000 it is receiving from two grants to focus on traffic safety issues this year.

    Drunken driving, seat belt usage, distracted driving — such as texting while behind the wheel — and speed enforcement are just a few of the areas the sheriff’s office will be targeting through September.