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  • ‘Impact’ film looks at lives after 1988 bus crash

    The first public showing of a film documenting the lives of several survivors of the 1988, church bus crash in Carroll County was held in the Performing Arts Center at John Harding High School in Radcliff, Ky., on Wednesday, May 15.

    A private viewing specifically for survivors and their families was held the night before, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the event that left 24 children and three adults – all from Radcliff – dead.

  • Friends of Butler to operate historic home

    When the historic Butler-Turpin House opens its doors for the summer season Thursday, it will be operated by a local non-profit group instead of Kentucky State Parks.

    Friends of Butler, formed to support and promote the historic home, assumed operations of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at General Butler State Resort Park May 20.

    Friends of Butler’s board of directors approved a contract with the Kentucky Department of Parks during a May 14 meeting, allowing it to operate the home.

  • Be prepared during months prone to tornados

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below.

  • Crashin’ and mud slingin’
  • All about the art

    Carroll County Public Library held the opening reception for the 2013 Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

  • Fields of fun

    Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club held its 11th annual antique tractor and engine show Saturday on the Kentucky Motors lot in Carrollton. Families turned out to enjoy the day.

  • Prestonville approves FY budget on first reading

    Prestonville City Commission approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget on first reading during a special meeting May 6.

    The budget shows anticipated expenses of $55,800, despite the fact that the city expects to receive the $137,855 in funding during the year.

    The budget won initial approval with no comment from commissioners. It will be up for final approval on second reading at the May 20 meeting.

  • Running a-Muck

    Runners of all ages and skill level took to a muddy obstacle course Saturday for the 2nd Mudathlon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Flippin’ flapjacks
  • Council to discuss what they want for river walk

    City leaders delayed action on engineering work for the river walk, saying they to provide input on how the project will look.

    Mayor Gene McMurry brought a resolution to Carrollton City Council on Monday night that would authorize him to enter into a contract with an engineering firm to develop plans for the river walk. But council opted to table it for further discussion.