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  • There's a new doctor in the house

    Workers who sustain injuries on the job will find a new face at Carroll County Memorial Hospital ready to assist them with their recovery.

    Dr. Sherrell Nunnelley assumed his full-time role as medical director of occupational medicine two weeks ago, but he has been working at CCMH a couple of days each week for the past two months.

    “For the past 20 years, I have been taking care of all kinds of injuries,” Nunnelley said.

  • HAVE YOU MET ...?

    Sometimes, you gotta look that gift horse in the mouth.

    While the legal profession has given Carrollton resident Stan Billingsley plenty of “gifts” – including a stint in the Kentucky Legislature and a career as a lawyer and a judge in district and circuit courts – he has taken a critical look at the state’s legal ethics system through a thinly veiled parody of an existing case in his new book, “Alice vs. Wonderland: A Chilling Tale of the Abuse of Power in the Name of Lawyers’ Ethics.”

  • Hydro Green: Lock 1 decision to be made within year of permit

    The Kentucky River’s Lock and Dam No. 1 has “interesting potential” for a hydropower-generating unit, according to a Hydro Green Energy representative.

    Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy, responded Thursday to a News-Democrat article announcing his company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Port William Historical Society receives $3,500 from city budget

    Carrollton City Council allocated $3,500 to the Port William Historical Society, up $1,500 from the original amount set aside in the upcoming fiscal year 2011-12 city budget.

  • Book proceeds benefit lung disease

    The American Lung Association Golf Tour Book is now available by calling (877) 893-5864 or at www.kylung.org. Take a swing against lung disease. The “Lung Book” offers discounts at more than 470 golf courses, ranges and resorts. That’s more than 2,000 rounds. Cost is $35 for one book or buy three and get one free. Your purchase helps the 35 million people living with lung disease.

  • Local assisted living facility set for auction

  • CCAS to celebrate the week of animals with food drive

    Carroll County Animal Support will join in the third annual celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals with programs that it hopes can help bring donations of 1,000 pounds of animal food.

    The schedule includes the following events:

    Saturday, April 9: Extreme Couponing Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at New’s Auction Barn, cost $30. Food drive kick-off will be held at the Blossom Shop parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 10: spend the day with your animals!

  • Motorcycle social
  • Pharmaceutical recovery box at Walmart

    A pharmaceutical recovery box has been stationed in the Walmart pharmacy beginning Monday, April 4. The box is available for deposit of any unwanted drugs, whether it be prescription, narcotic or over the counter. It will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday in front of the pharmacy drop-off area inside Walmart.

  • County prepares for watershed, Streetscape bid process

    Carroll County is moving forward with projects to install emergency watershed protection and to replace sidewalks around the courthouse in downtown Carrollton.

    On Friday, April 1, County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is seeking contracts to bid on the watershed project. Bids are due by April 19 and to be opened April 20.