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  • Homecoming Week Festivites
  • Design and Review approves four EIP grant applications

    Three existing and one proposed new business in the Carrollton downtown redevelopment district were given approval from the City of Carrollton Design and Review Board to go before council to request funding from the Enterprise Incentive Program at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

  • Prestonville city hall is underway

    The foundation is in place, and the walls started going up Monday on the new city hall and recreation center on New Castle Pike in Prestonville.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin hopes to see the project completed in time for the city’s annual Halloween fall festival on Oct. 27.

    She said it was clear last year that the event required a bigger space. “There was not a way to really do it,” she said, with the small city building located at the park.

  • Have You Met: Andrew Johnson

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • General Butler Lodge celebrates 50 years

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and other state officials gathered in Carrollton Friday morning to kick-off a series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of six lodges in Kentucky State Resort Parks, including General Butler.

    The kick-off is in celebration of Gov. Bert T. Combs’ decision in 1960 to expand the state’s parks system with construction of the six new lodges, including one here in Carroll County, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow told a crowd at the Butler Park lodge.

  • McManis promoted in NC Air National Guard

    Colonel Brent McManis was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 145th Combat Operations Group of the North Carolina Air National Guard, on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Col. McManis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken McManis, formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky.; the grandson of the late Mrs. Erby McManis Bryant; and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watkins of Carrollton.

  • Band of Gold spreads the “Joy”

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold performed their new routine, “Joy” in front of the Panther Field home crowd Friday night during halftime of the football team’s game against Kentucky Country Day.

  • Ghent P&Z may drop to five members

    Zoning administrator Jack Duncan was officially named a member of the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Duncan replaces Rusty Whisman, who resigned as chairman of the commission in May. Because the city council did not appoint a replacement within the state-mandated 60 days since Whisman’s resignation, the task fell to the P&Z, which voted unanimously to appoint Duncan.

    Duncan was appointed in the same manor to serve as zoning administrator in July.

  • Developer seeks definition of ‘high density’ from P&Z

    A new apartment and townhouse complex may be coming to the city of Carrollton; that is, if it can pass the planning and zoning regulations.

    Land owner Paul Kemper and Scott and Wendy Whittaker of Whittaker Squared Architects came to the special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, to discuss the possibility of building in the 1200 block of Gillock Avenue, currently zoned C-3.

  • Music, Food, Fun at the Point