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  • City Council briefs

    State to monitor progress
    of former Drifters site

    The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction will be overseeing the progress of the new business at the former Drifters’ location at 207 Highland Ave., Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook told Carrollton Design and Review Monday.

    Zook currently does not have his commercial building certificate. In an interview Tuesday, he said he hopes to complete it within the next couple of months.

  • Nonprofit grant application deadline May 31

    Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. is accepting applications for $80,000 in grant money for nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties for 2012.
    Applications are due by noon Tuesday, May 31.

    Organizations seeking funds must apply using the form provided by United Charities and must attach a copy of its most recent IRS certification that the organization is a 501(c)(3) entity.

  • County to appoint reapportionment panel

    Now that the 2010 U.S. Census is complete, local governments have the task of reviewing population numbers to consider any changes that might be needed in election districts.
    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court Tuesday, April 12 that he initially didn’t believe the commission would be needed because of the slim amount of growth that Carroll County saw from 2000 to 2010 — up 656 people to a 10,811 people.

  • Carroll, Henry counties provide canvas for photography student’s thesis

    The Carroll-Henry county area recently became the inspiration and blank canvas for a student’s senior thesis photography project.

    Lauren DiFulvio, a senior at College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, photographed a series of portraits and environmental shots in Port Royal, English, Turners Station and Carrollton for her thesis project.

  • Educators at three schools offer insight to successes, challenges

    The Carroll County Board of Education looked deeply into three schools’ problems and successes at a working board meeting Thursday, April 14. Administrators from the Alternative Learning Center, Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary schools gave presentations of test scores, attendance trends, and other measurable success or failure statistics and what they mean.

  • CCHS juniors see progress in recent ACT test scores

    Preliminary results from the 2011 ACT test taken by Carroll County High School juniors last month show that the district is well-positioned for the 2011-12 school year, when the college entrance exam will play a more prominent role in academic assessment statewide.

  • Fire destroys Ghent landmark

    Three Carroll County residents, including two juveniles, have reportedly confessed to setting fire to the contents of the Ghent Schoolhouse Sunday, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    The brick exterior of the building located on Hwy. 42 near the city limits, remains standing, but the building is considered a total loss, according a sheriff’s office news release. It has been vacant for about six or seven years.

  • CCAS celebrates Week for the Animals

    Members of Carroll County Animal Support donated 14 books to Kathryn Winn Primary School’s library Monday, April 11, as part of the local celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals. The books teach about how to care for pets and the importance of adopting shelter dogs and cats.

    Principal Gerda Wise received books from CCAS members Robin Caldwell, left, Executive Director Tammie Crawford, center, and Victoria Meister.

  • News briefs

    Carrollton officer saves
    child from injury

    A 3-year-old child narrowly escaped injury after the girl’s mother failed to respond as the child entered Hwy. 227 in Carroll County, according to a Carrollton Police Department news release.

  • County under state of emergency as Ohio River continues to rise

    Carroll County officials have declared a state of emergency as water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River.

    On Monday afternoon, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson issued the declaration for a state of emergency based on the series of storms that have swollen both the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.