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  • Groups pick short-term projects for city

    Community members broke into small groups to come up with immediate, volunteer-driven, low-cost ideas that can help downtown Carrollton move forward.

    About 25 people gathered at the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria March 29 to share their ideas based on the Main Street four-point approach: organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

  • Carrollton man arrested on sex-related charges involving three minors

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County man on several sex-related charges.

    Principe Llerena 23, of 168 Floyd St., was arrested on March 22 at about 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg by Detective Steve Goodale.

    Llerena was charged with six counts of third degree rape, six counts of third degree sodomy and two counts of first degree sexual abuse. The charges stem from several encounters Llerena allegedly had with three teenage girls over the past year, according to a news release.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 28, 2012

    City allows CFD to train in vacant city property

  • High school looks to hire coach first, then AD

    With the recent retirement announcement of athletic director and girls basketball head coach Randy Mefford, Carroll County High School has big shoes to fill.

  • The Madness of March
  • 4-H agent funding to be considered during budget talks

    A decision on whether Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide “stop-gap funding” to fill the local 4-H Extension agent position will come as part of the budget process for fiscal year 2012-13.

    At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said that while he supports the 4-H program, he remains opposed to the county paying the $46,350 so the University of Kentucky will have to hire an Extension agent for the county’s 4-H program.

  • City OKs extending free WiFi

    Carrollton City Council agreed to a contract with tech company Powered On to fix the existing problems and to finish installing the city-wide free wireless internet system, known as Wifi.

    At the March 12 council meeting, Powered On owner Brent Graves presented a proposal for $2,912.90, which included the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week.

  • Traffic model will help end delays at the Ky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.

  • Sharon faces state ethics violations

    Ethics violations have been filed against local conservation officer Dennis Sharon for allegedly using his influence to benefit him and others in his commercial fishing business. Officials said more serious charges could be coming from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Programs plan March 24 community cleanup project

    Volunteers will be out in force this week to spring clean Carroll County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 18-24.

    Carrollton Main Street Program, Friends of Butler and Carroll County Girl Scouts are joining forces to help clean up Carroll County. At 4 p.m. March 24, these groups will be meeting at Cartmell Elementary School’s parking lot to clean up the highway in designated Adopt-a-Highway spots located in Carrollton.