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    Time 2 Invent Club held its first meeting Monday, July 7, at Cartmell. Meetings will be held Mondays and Wednesdays until July 24. Students in fourth through eighth grade will come from 1-2 p.m., while students in kindergarten to third grade will come from 2-3 p.m.

  • Carroll receives $7,000 grant for early childhood learning

    Carroll County is one of 58 Community Early Childhood Councils in 91 counties to receive grant funding to promote school readiness for children.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday $1.2 million in funding as a part of his office’s continuing commitment to improving education and health services for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

  • Wet Weather Weekend: Fireworks, concert postponed twice

    Rain reports for Carroll County and the surrounding areas have varied over the past few days, but one thing is for certain: It was enough to flood part of Hwy. 36 East and to cancel the Fourth of July festivities twice.

    According to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, areas of Carroll County registered 2-4 inches of precipitation from July 1-8, while parts of Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties had up to eight inches. However, the Kentucky Mesonet only measured 2.11 inches over the same time period.

  • Wet Weather Weekend: Regatta Cup race canceled for first time in 63 years

    MADISON, Ind.—High water levels of the rain-swollen Ohio River forced the cancellation of the 2013 Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup over the weekend.

    An inordinate amount of rainfall over the region kept officials of Madison Regatta, Inc., and H1 Unlimited guessing all weekend as to how soon the rising water would stabilize. Madison Regatta, Inc., is the volunteer organization that promotes the race each year. H1 Unlimited is the governing body for Unlimited hydroplane racing internationally.

  • JCTC campus in search of architects for master plan

    Kentucky’s Division of Engineering and Administration is now soliciting architects to develop the master plan for Jefferson Community and Technical College’s new Carrollton campus.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson shared the “good news” with magistrates during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

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  • Ghent KU employees win governor’s safety award

    Employees at the Ghent generating station near Carrollton have reason to celebrate. Plant employees have received the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Award for outstanding safety performance. Ghent employees won the award for working 1,272,552 hours and have since hit the 1.4-million-hour mark. Their last lost-time injury was in December 2009.

  • Police Briefs | July 3, 2013

    Three juveniles break into middle school

    Three male juveniles from Carroll County were charged with third-degree burglary after breaking into Carroll County Middle School.

  • Trailer fire results in ‘total loss’

    A fire in the insulation underneath a Carroll County trailer June 23 ultimately led to it being deemed a total loss by the insurance company.

    Carroll County firefighters responded to a double-wide trailer fire at the Hayes residence, located at 4000 Mound Hill Rd.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Chief Clyde Rowlett said the neighbors called in the fire at 4:29 p.m., and Westside and Ghent Fire Protection District responded and were on scene at 4:43 p.m.

  • Sheriff’s settlement shows overpayments

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman is hoping this year’s annual audit of the tax-settlement accounts will shed light on some discrepancies found in the statement provided to Fiscal Court during a special meeting Friday.

    The regular meeting was moved from Tuesday to Friday to accommodate County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who was attending a conference in Philadelphia through last Thursday.