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  • Williamson recovering well after multiple brain surgeries

    Carroll County resident Dylan Williamson, 9, is recuperating at home after undergoing three brain surgeries at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital last week to treat his epilepsy. His mom, Kim, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that his release from the hospital Monday was much earlier than the expected two weeks because he met all of the needed criteria, which included eating, drinking, walking and having his pain under control.

  • Plans advance for park

    The final plans are coming together for the Point Park development, with the goal of April 1 to bid out the RV park project. Architectural firm Lose & Associates held a public meeting Wednesday March 16 at the Carroll County Public Library to unveil the preliminary master plan and to listen to final suggestions before finishing the master plan.

  • Census: County, Carrollton increase population

    U.S. Census data released last week shows Carroll County’s population grew 656 people, a 6.46 percent increase, over the past 10 years.

    That growth falls just shy of the Kentucky average that shows the state’s population up by 7.36%, adding 297,598 new people putting the state at 4.33 million residents.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he had expected that growth to be higher. “We were fairly close to the state average,” he told Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Tuesday morning.

  • FIRE TRAINING

    The Carrollton Fire Department practiced fire rescue training Wednesday night at the city-owned house at the 200-block of Main Street. Firefighters ran through two cycles of the training, tasked with finding a “person” in the house and carrying them to safety.

  • Calls for service increase, drug landscape changes in 2010

    The Carrollton Police Department took more calls for service in 2010, which results in a decrease in miles patrolled and traffic stops.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite presented the department’s yearly report to city council Monday night and encouraged them to contact him if they had any questions.

  • James gets a positive evaluation from board

    The Carroll County Board of Education conferred a glowing evaluation onto Superintendent Lisa James at its Thursday, March 10, meeting.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the evaluation in open session after reviewing the document with James in closed session.

    James was evaluated on 52 specific points divided into seven categories: visionary leadership, instructional leadership, business and finance, relationship with the board, staff and personnel relationships, community relationships and personal qualities.

  • Water levels recede faster than expected

    In just a few days, officials expect water levels along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers to fall to the point that several roads closed for more than a week can reopen.

    The Ohio River crested Saturday morning at just above 50 feet at Markland Dam. This was below the projected level of 51.7 feet, according to Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins. Water levels have also dropped along the Kentucky River by about 4 feet. Flood stage is 51 feet.

  • Rose sees work as new deputy fulfilling life-long dream

    Working in law enforcement has always been a dream of life-long Carrollton native Daniel Rose. Ever since he was about 7 years old watching police officers on television lock up the “bad guys,” he has wanted to do that.

    Wednesday his dream came true, as District Judge Thomas Funk swore him in as the newest deputy for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Health fair offers free, reduced-price screening, other medical information

    The third annual Carroll County Health and Safety Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    The free event is sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Health and Safety Partnership, in collaboration with Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Three Rivers District Health Department and Green Valley Care Center.

    The event provides family friendly information to residents in Carroll and surrounding counties about how to be healthy and stay safe.

  • CORRECTION

    In a letter from Jennifer White in the March 9, 2010, issue, the reach of Tammie Crawford’s adoption network was stated incorrectly.
    The letter should have said: “She has organized an amazing network of people all across the country to transport dogs to their new homes.”