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  • Street closures approved for Race Fest 2011 event

    Carrollton City Council approved a number of street closures on July 6 for the downtown Race Fest event, held in hopes of attracting traffic from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race to downtown Carrollton.

    From 5 p.m.-midnight, the streets will be closed at the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets along Main Street to the alley next to Carrollton Inn off of Third Street.

  • Fun for all at the fair
  • Residents continue campaign for youth activities

    Local residents continued the ongoing discussion of finding additional activities for the youth of the community.

    Byron Rodgers of Carrollton presented Carrollton City Council with information he picked up on a recreational facility in Burlington, Kan. The center was built by a nuclear plant and includes a swimming pool, weight room, child care facility and basketball court. Rodgers said he would like to see a similar recreational center built in Carrollton. “I think it would really benefit Carrollton,” he said. “This is a great idea all-around.”

  • Carroll County awarded the StormReady designation

    Carroll County is StormReady.

    The National Weather Service awarded the designation June 6 that shows the county is prepared for severe weather outbreaks through its advanced planning, education and awareness efforts that are in place.

    NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mary Jo Parker and Meteorologist In Charge Kenneth J. Haydu from the Wilmington, Ohio weather office presented county and CAP officials with their first StormReady sign at the meeting.

  • Welch’s Restaurant creates non-smoking area

    The reviews are mixed regarding the establishment of smoking and non-smoking areas of Carrollton’s historic Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Main Street.

    Smokers, who once had the run of the entire restaurant, have been relegated to tables in a back room and a portion of the main dining room. Smoking now is prohibited in the entire front of the restaurant and most of the main room.

  • Beautification project

    Early Sunday morning, Walmart manager Lisa Brown, several Walmart employees and their children met at the store’s outdoor shop to organize a flower brigade. The volunteers planted four pickup loads of flowers and bushes and laid a trailerful of mulch on Hwy. 227 at the ramps to I-71. Brown said Walmart wants to be a partner in the community and to help in anyway it can to make people proud to live here and encourage visitors come back.

  • Ghent car fire

    The Ghent Fire Protection District extinguished a car fire on Hwy. 227 Wednesday.

    Vickie Payton had just pulled up to Jeff Flood State Farm at 2030 Hwy. 227 when she smelled and saw smoke coming from the car. She attempted to lift the hood, but it was already on fire.

    Payton, her daughter and her two grandchildren exited the vehicle and were unharmed.

  • Crusade for Children

  • Pastor, CFD prevent fire at local church

    An electrical short caused a smoldering fire at Relevant Church in Carrollton Saturday night, according to Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews of the Carrollton Fire Department.

    Carroll County dispatch received a report of smoke at the church at 8:55 p.m.; CFD arrived on scene at 8:59 p.m.

    Dews said Pastor Rusty Bennett noticed the smoke when he was changing an exterior entrance light. Dews said when the fire department arrived on scene, there was smoke coming out from the back side of the building.

  • Special pricing offer for locals brings tickets to $10, $20

    Ticket prices as low as $10 and a new downtown racing festival are set for Carroll County residents as a week of racing comes to Kentucky Speedway, bringing its first Sprint Cup race next month.

    Kentucky Speedway officials invited local industry, business and elected leaders to the track June 1 to announce special ticket prices for Carroll County residents to attend Thursday and Friday races.