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  • Be cautious when using fireworks this Fourth of July

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under age 15.

  • Beshear seeks flexibility for No Child Left Behind

    FRANKFORT – Calling state authority and autonomy critical components of education improvement, Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Monday called on the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in public school accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking to replace the public school accountability portions of the federal law with Kentucky’s own model. Kentucky is the first state to request the change.

  • Carrollton Police briefs - June 29, 2011

    Man arrested on sex-related charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man on charges of incest, sodomy and sexual abuse.

  • Jim Cooper named manager at General Butler State Resort Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Jim Cooper, a veteran of the restaurant business, has been selected as the new manager at General Butler State Resort Park, the Department of Parks announced recently.

    Cooper is an Air Force veteran and licensed commercial pilot who was born and raised in Georgia. He earned a degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University. Cooper spent more than 20 years with Waffle House as a manager and later as an owner and operator of four Waffle House restaurants in Frankfort, Versailles and Shelbyville.

  • Picnic in Prestonville
  • Community family event
  • Carroll City Council briefs - June 29, 2011

    View obstructed at Schuermann stop sign

    Mayor Gene McMurry and Carrollton City Council discussed possible solutions to the obstructed view at the Schuermann Street stop sign Monday night.

    Teen Councilwoman Danielle Wheeler said in the June 13 meeting that several people had brought the visibility issue to her attention, a particular problem for those driving on 11th Street toward Locke Road.

  • Cleaning the riverbanks
  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Redistricting will affect small area in districts 1, 2

    A panel appointed to look at Carroll County’s voting districts is recommending only a small change to the current three-district map, despite an increase of more than 6 percent in the county’s population.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh presented the recommendations from the reapportionment board that balances the county districts by moving a three-block area from District 2 into District 1 to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.