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  • Council brief

    The city of Carrollton continues to make progress on the riverfront project. The city closed on three properties Monday afternoon that it had purchased on Main Street along the Ohio River.

    Mayor Dwight Louden said the city purchased Bill and Kathy Arvin’s property at 207 Main Street for $42,500; three lots from Bill Frederic around 217 Main Street for $35,000; and two riverfront lots from John Glauber for $28,000.

    In a special meeting Monday, council also authorized the mayor to purchase additional property in Carrollton for the project. 

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
  • Revised plan allows trails to move forward

    The Carroll County Park to Park Trails Committee Tuesday approved  resubmitting a revised scope of work and budget for the initial phase of developing a comprehensive land and water trails greenway/blueway project in Carroll County.

    The committee, in conjunction with the Nashville Tenn. consulting firm Lose and Associates Inc., has been working for several months to develop the project.

  • Nancy Jo Grobmyer retires after 37 years

    Friendly. Smart. Levelheaded. Dedicated.


    These are just some of the adjectives used to describe the longest-serving member of Carrollton City Council and first councilwoman in its history: Nancy Jo Grobmyer.


    Grobmyer, 83, is retiring from the post she has held for the past 37 years. Her last council meeting will be Monday Dec. 13. A reception will be held in her honor at 6 p.m. before the meeting at city hall.

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    10 a.m. — Entry Deadline for Visions of Sugar Plums fourth annual Dessert Bake-Off
            All food entries must be dropped off at McNeal's in downtown Carrollton by 10 a.m. for judging.
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. — Make-It and Take-It at Carroll County Public Library
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Our Savior’s Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    11 a.m. — Christmas Parade steps off at Marwill Drive and heads for the Courthouse Square

  • Win a new range from McNeal's Visions of Sugar Plums Bake-Off

    First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four
    Categories: Cake, Pies, Cookies and Miscellaneous
    Plus Youth cookie category for 12 & under!

     Just bake your favorite dessert and take it to McNeal's for judging by 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2010. Also bring a copy of the recipe on an index card. Official rules are available at McNeal's, The News-Democrat and Carrollton Main Street Office.
    Rules
    1. All entrants must be 18 years or older.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program presents A Christmas Carroll

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday with a parade, a scavenger hunt, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • Tree Donation
  • Carroll County native appears on cable television show

    Jordan Yocum from Carroll County, will find the perfect house he’s looking for on national television. “House Hunters” on HGTV is a television show that follows home buyers and their real estate agents as they tour three homes and pick one to purchase.
    The Louisville episode will air this Thursday, Dec. 2 at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Costs rise for county-provided insurance

    Some of Carroll County’s 58 employees will face increased costs for their health insurance copays and deductibles in 2011, but much of the burden falls on the county  as premiums increase by 10 percent next year
    Healthcare coverage, which the county provides for its employees, will cost about $800,000 in 2011.
    At its Nov. 23 meeting, Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to keep its insurance with United Healthcare, the current carrier, after a review of more than a dozen different options that included proposals from Anthem and Bluegrass Insurance.