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  • City-owned house demolished
  • Board selects cheaper Cartmell drainage solution

    An above-ground drainage option at Cartmell Elementary School won Carroll County Board of Education’s approval Thursday night.

    During the meeting at Carroll County Middle School, John Gilbert of Ross Tarrant Associates updated board members on the two drainage proposals on the table before they selected the less expensive option.

  • Field day brings information to local farmers

    The Four Mile Creek Outdoor Classroom was the setting Aug. 10 for Carroll County Conservation District’s first field day.

    A group of 30 people, mostly local farmers, turned out for information on the topics of water quality, forest management and stream crossings, as well as an equipment demonstration.

    Conservation chairman David Rowlett opened the event by introducing the first speaker, Amanda Gumbert, the water-quality liaison for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.

  • RV changes prompt city to seek new project bids

    Due to significant changes to the plans for the Two Rivers RV Park bathhouse and pavilion, the projects will be re-bid separately. The new bid advertisement will be published in The News-Democrat Aug. 24 and run for two weeks. The pre-bid meeting will occur during the third week, with the bid opening the fourth week.

    The city of Carrollton received only one bid on the project previously from KEVCO Construction LLC for $439,000, which exceeded the funds budgeted, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

  • Program to build on Rachel’s legacy

    Carroll County middle and high school students will kick off their second year of participation in Rachel’s Challenge Aug. 31.

    Program coordinator Tammy Welch said this year’s program encourages these students “to recognize their full potential and significance in life along with how to create their own legacy.”

    She said the basis for the program is to teach our youth to be kind to others.

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    Wifi project funded

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    NKADD hired to oversee county energy grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to hire Northern Kentucky Area Development District to administer a state energy efficiency grant. Judge Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the cost is $3,750 and they will develop the advertisement needed to bid and handle the paperwork with the grant reporting process.

  • CFD battles two back-to-back fires

    The Carrollton Fire Department fought two structure fires back-to-back Friday, one of which is still under investigation as a possible meth lab.

    The first call was dispatched at 8:49 p.m. to 1167 Brock Drive. The fire department arrived on scene at 8:55 p.m. Assistant Fire Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews said a toaster sparked the electrical fire and caused minimal damage to the kitchen. He said a neighbor called dispatch after seeing the fire through the window. No one was home at the time. Marry Anderson owns the home.

  • Marlette enters plea in assault

    David N. Marlette, 29, of Ghent pleaded guilty to fourth degree assault Thursday in Carroll County District Court, with Judge Elizabeth Chandler presiding. He was sentenced to two years of probation on the Class A misdemeanor, with the condition that if he violates his probation he would serve 365 days in jail. He may have no unlawful contact with the victim and also must pay restitution and medical bills.

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