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  • CCHS Band students learn technique, culture from Indian musician

    Two Carroll County High School band students recently had the opportunity to play with a world-renowned Indian musician. 

    Juniors Kiana Benhoff and Sarah Hawkins played trumpet and alto saxophone, respectively, with Sandip Burman, a famous tabla and sitar player whose credentials include performing with George Harrison of the Beatles and premiere banjo player Béla Fleck, and performing at the Kennedy Center in New York.

    Burman visited Carroll County High School Wednesday, Sept. 26, for the second time in two years to give a master class for the band.

  • Office to install new drivers license equipment

    On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed until 12:30 p.m.

    Clerk Laman Stark said this will allow for installation of new equipment for issuing drivers licenses.

    Kentucky begins a transition to a new driver’s license that while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.

  • Ghent P&Z to consider developer’s request

    Phase two of construction on the site of the former Ghent school tops the agenda for the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission at its special meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 4, in city hall.

    James and Oak Properties has signed the Macomb Group, a Michigan-based wholesale distributor of pipe, valves and fittings, to a 10-year lease of a second building to be constructed on the property, according to property company spokesman Shawn Keeton.

    Fastenal is leasing the first building, which is nearing completion. That lease also is for 10 years.

  • Antiques store gets OK to move forward on EIP grant

    The City of Carrollton’s Design and Review Board approved Rita Brown’s revised proposal for the Enterprise Incentive Program startup grant at its meeting Friday, Sept. 28. Brown is planning to open Rita’s Antiques and Décor Store in the former Towne Shop building at 416 Main St.

    Brown requested $16,472.12 in her revised application. She originally applied and was approved for $4,483 at the Sept. 17 DRB meeting. However, upon finding out the grant was not matching, she decided to re-apply for additional funds.

  • Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

    The last day to register to vote or to change your address for the Nov. 6, 2012, General Election is Oct. 9, 2012. The books will be closed from Oct. 10-Nov. 13, 2012.

    If you are going to be out of town on election day you can vote absentee. This can be done either by mail-in or in the office.

    If you are interested in being a precinct worker, contact the County Clerk’s office for more information.

  • Bridge down to one lane on Oct. 3

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries US 421 across the Ohio River from Milton, Ky., to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

    Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in recent inspections. 

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  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 3, 2012

    Wednesday, Oct. 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, Oct., 4

    Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group meets at the Carroll County Extension Office from 6-7 p.m. Guest Speaker will be Passport.

  • Local barrel racing champ to defend title

    When children get involved in an activity, many times, their parents get roped in as well. Carroll County’s John Perkins was one such parent. What he did not expect was to come off the sidelines and jump in himself.

  • Moore to retire from CCCDC

    Often, family events lead us to make major changes in our lives.

    For Joan Moore, the impending birth of her first grandchild is the catalyst for her decision to retire as executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation – a position she has held nearly five years.

    “That’s the driving factor,” Moore said Monday of her grandson, Owen Michaels Daugherty, who is soon to be born to her son, Eric, and his wife, Amy, in Atlanta, Ga. “It will be nice to be able to go visit when I want to.”