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  • CCMH soon to accept Aetna health insurance

    More than 2,000 area residents in Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties who have Aetna health insurance will soon be in-network when receiving services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital or from any of its physicians.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar announced Monday that the hospital signed a contract to be an Aetna provider Friday, June 14. As of July 15, those covered by Aetna policies will become in-network.

  • Filtration issues delay pool opening

    The county pool will open this summer, but when it will has yet to be determined.

    Pump and filtration problems have been the culprits behind the delay, Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director Mike Battaglia said in a Monday interview. Opening day is normally around Memorial Day weekend.

  • Relay to celebrate ACS 100th birthday

    Celebration is the theme of Carroll County’s 2013 Relay for Life event, set for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Events chairman Teresa Lewis said this year marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, the organization that benefits from funds raised each year at Relay events nationwide.

    A Birthday Hat Contest is one of the new events this year, intended to help Relay team members and other participants with the ACS celebration, Lewis said.

  • Contractor named for Park to Park Trails

    Work could begin on the first phase of the long-awaited Park to Park Trails project as early as next week.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court awarded the contract for the project to Kemper Construction of Carrollton at its Tuesday, June 11, meeting. Cost of the project is $109,986, with $65,500 of that covered by grant funding secured in 2010 from the Recreational Trails Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

  • Fun for one and all
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  • County adds 20th outdoor warning siren to alert public

    Anyone who was on the campus at Carroll County High School last Wednesday will know this already. Carroll County’s 20th Community Outdoor Warning System is in and working.

    The new, solar-powered warning siren is upgraded to be louder than the other 19, allowing it to be heard from the football field and track area all the way across the high school campus to Cartmell Elementary School for its first monthly test.

  • Fun on Court
  • CRUISIN’ IN

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    More than 50 antique cars lined up for the Kentucky Kruisers annual car show Saturday.

    Organizers this year decided to hold the show earlier in the summer and move it to the entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Previously, the show was held in September at Point Park, but that location was in heavy demand.

    Brent Stucker, who has been president of the organization for six years, said the new location offers more shade and less competition with other events.

  • Feeding of the 400

    Four-hundred needy families in Carroll County received food and toiletry items Tuesday, June 11, through Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities.