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  • Society celebrates ‘heritage’ Saturday

    Heritage Day is this Saturday on the front lawn of the Masterson House, and Port William Historical Society President Ben Collett said it will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities, vendors and period demonstrations.

    The ultimate goal is for the event to be more of a community fall festival, Collett said Tuesday, and to become one of the organization’s major annual fund-raisers.

  • Showing off their Skills

    Leadership training was the main focus this week of the statewide SkillsUSA conference at General Butler State Resort Park, but community service was the centerpiece of the three-day event.

    On Monday, more than 100 students from around Kentucky, including many from Carroll and Trimble counties, arrived early Monday to work on several projects to beautify the various areas of the park.

  • Juveniles may face charges for prank call to county 911

    Two boys who made a prank call to Carroll County 911 last week could face a felony charge. The boys reported that a 16-year-old girl had been shot in English, but the call was false.

  • Beall appointed to fill Ghent P&Z vacancy

    The Ghent City Commissioners on Monday appointed Joe Beall Jr. to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Beall and Aaron Lacefield were recommended to the commission by the P&Z to replace James Walker, who resigned his position Sept. 5. Mayor William Mumphrey nominated Beall, and the commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination.

  • Definition needed to advance project

    The city of Carrollton’s zoning ordinance will soon have a definition for “high density residential,” something that was missing and needed for a new project that is on the horizon.

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the wording Monday night that states high density residential will not have fewer than seven nor more than 20 dwellings in an acre.

    The only comment at the hearing came from developer Paul Kemper’s representative Mark Gentry who simply said, “Thank you.”

  • Test scores differ from past under new method

    School districts across Kentucky are expected to get their first look at the new accountability scoring system results that are based around college and career readiness later this month. And as they await the results, officials are reminding everyone they will not be able to compare them with past years.

    At Thursday’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams stressed the importance of remembering that these new results cannot be compared to those from the past.

  • Tractor-trailer blocks Hwy. 36; driver injured

    A tractor-trailer driver traveling west on Hwy. 36 lost control of his rig and came to rest across both lanes of the highway on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3.

  • Fiscal Court interested in buying state property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to authorize Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of the state Department of Highways building on Park Avenue next to the high school football field.

    Following a 20-minute closed executive session, Tomlinson said state officials have informed the county that they intend to close that location and merge operations there with its Jay Louden Road location.

    Tomlinson said this means the building and land would be available for the county to purchase.

  • Carrollton sets Trick or Treat for 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31

    Carrollton City Council approved trick-or-treating for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, within the city limits during its meeting Monday night. Police Chief Mike Willhoite said this is in line with the traditional time and date used in the past. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Beck said Carrollton Fire Department will host Halloween at CFD during this time, pulling out trucks and handing out candy to the children.

    Carrollton street closings
    win council’s approval

  • Schools budget has solid contingency

    Carroll County Board of Education adopted its 2012-13 working overall budget that totals $24.17 million and includes a healthy 10.18 percent contingency in the general fund budget, well above the 2 percent required by the state.

    Chief finance officer Jon Conrad said Carroll County has $2.16 million for contingency in the general fund budget at the Thursday, Sept. 27, board meeting at Carroll County High School’s media room.