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  • Carrollton Village gets $7.57 million renovation

    A recently completed renovation at the Carrollton Village apartment complex, located off of Highland Avenue across from Park Lanes shopping center, involved far more than just new paint and carpeting.

    The $7.57 million project included replacing doors, windows and heating/air conditioning units and installing low-flow faucets and toilets to make the 80 units more energy efficient. Each unit is now fully accessible to handicapped residents and visitors.

  • Friday fires strike businesses, homes

    ­Friday afternoon, May 31, was a busy one for firefighters in the city of Carrollton.

    They were first called to a fire at Michael Sherman’s dental office, 519 Highland Ave., above Cornerstone Floral. That was followed by a kitchen fire on Third Street and a lightening strike that knocked a tree onto power lines and sent an electrical surge through a Highland Avenue home, filling it with smoke.

    The first fire call has closed Sherman’s office and left Cornerstone Floral handling its orders by telephone.

  • Hwy. 36 headaches to continue until July 3

    Weather and broken equipment both played a role in delaying the completion of the new bridge over Locust Creek on Hwy. 36 – and headaches for everyone involved, particularly anyone commuting between Carrollton and Milton.

    The new bridge and realigned approaches and roadway were supposed to be finished this week, but officials don’t expect the bridge to reopen now until July 3.

  • Carroll donations delivered to Oklahoma tornado victims

    It took about 72 hours to drive the 1,800 miles round trip to drop off a truckload of donations from Carroll County residents to those affected by a deadly tornado that cut a swath through Moore, Okla., two weeks ago.

    But it was well worth it – even the part where Tish and Harry Hatton had to drive their vehicles through a severe hail storm Friday night near Saint Louis, where another tornado also touched down.

  • New bridge opens to traffic Monday night

    Local motorists are enjoying the wide expanse of the new Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, which opened to traffic about 9:37 p.m. Monday.

    The transition of traffic from the narrow 1929-vintage span to the new replacement span in its temporary location atop temporary piers came with a lot of fanfare as motorists on both sides of the river waited in queue for the opportunity to be among the first to cross.

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  • Prestonville commissioner seat in question, vandalism at park

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    A Prestonville resident questioned the legitimacy of Charles Smith’s appointment to the city commission at its monthly meeting May 20.

    “I don’t believe he should be on the council,” resident James McArter told commissioners.

  • Council selects firm to design river walk

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton City Council hired a Louisville engineering firm at a special meeting Tuesday, May 21, to design the river walk along the Ohio River.

  • New tennis courts given green light

    Carroll County High School will have new tennis courts soon; however when work will begin and if they will be ready in time for next season is unknown.

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a $103,222 bid from Tennis Technology Inc. at its regular meeting May 23 at Kathryn Winn Primary School. The other bid was from Tenni-Trac for $116,824.

    Before accepting the new bid, the Board voted to reject the original tennis court bids presented at the March 28 meeting in favor of the new bids.

  • Local couple seeks items for tornado victims

    When she heard the news about the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on Monday, May 20, Tish Hatton’s thoughts immediately went to her family living in that area.

    A niece and two sisters-in-law and their families live only miles from where the EF-5 category twister cut a 1.3-mile-wide swath of destruction 17 miles long, killing at least 24 people.

    Hatton’s family members reported some wind damage and debris around their homes, “but everyone is fine,” she said yesterday.