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  • SO investigating arson case at CCo Animal Shelter

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted arson at the Carroll County Animal Shelter, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 28, 2012

    Council authorizes $1,500 to advertise community meeting Feb. 16

    By a vote of 5-0 Monday night, Carrollton City Council approved spending up to $1,500 on print and radio advertising for the upcoming community listening session on riverfront development and the future of downtown. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 25, 2012

    Fiscal court agrees to purchase vehicle for county coroner

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday agreed to seek bids on a new vehicle for Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion, seconded by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, to buy the vehicle off state contract.

    District 2 Magistrate Deanie Miller said he doesn’t understand why the county would want to go off state contract.

    “I’d rather buy local,” he said.

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Carrollton Fire Department
    Fire Prevention Office

  • Weeks elected president of Development board

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation elected its 2012-13 officers and board members at its annual meeting on Jan. 17, held at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • Study finds Champions successful in first year

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County performed well in year one of their five-year Drug Free Communities federal grant. DFC is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • Incumbents file papers for the May 22 primary

    Local voters will not only have their chance to choose candidates to run for president this May, they also will be selecting candidates to run for circuit court clerk and commonwealth attorney in Carroll County.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday that other races up for grabs this year in the state include the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Geoff Davis, who is retiring from office. Additionally, Rep. Rick Rand’s 47th District state House of Representatives seat is up for election this year.

  • REVVING UP FOR RACE FEST

    Plans for the second annual Race Fest event leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway are beginning to take shape.

    Committee members met Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Down on Main to discuss what they would like to see at this year’s local event, set for Wednesday, June 27. Race weekend will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 on Thursday, June 28, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 on Friday and culminating in the main event Saturday.

  • Facility offers new health care options

    The doors opened on Carroll County’s first urgent care center Friday afternoon.

    Kentucky Urgent Care treated several patients in its first few hours at the new two-story medical complex located at 329 Floyd Dr., just across from Kroger.

    The downstairs of the new building is divided into two offices — Kentucky Urgent Care and DaVita General Butler Dialysis, according to Dr. Mark Miller.

  • Redistricting places Carroll in new senatorial district

    Carroll and Henry counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.