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  • 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.

  • Bus crash lawsuit dropped against all but driver

    A Carroll County judge has dismissed a lawsuit against members of the board of education and school administrators in connection with the Oct. 29, 2012 head start bus accident that claimed the lives of two children and injured seven other Head Start students and the bus assistant.

  • Carroll Faces | Jan. 9, 2013
  • Kozar named CEO of hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer will be on the job Tuesday, Jan. 15.

    The CCMH Board of Directors has named Michael Kozar as the new CEO to replace Kanute Rarey, who announced his retirement in August.

    Board chairman Dennis Raisor, in making the annnoucment Tuesday in a news release, said Kozar “rose to the top in our nationwide search for a new CEO.”

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane Jan. 10

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky., to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections. 

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.