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  • Fiscal court okays signing lease with state for Camp Kysoc land

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign the lease with the state for the Camp Kysoc property.

    Tomlinson said he is working out the final details on addressing issues with two fuel storage tanks on the property. Under the lease, he said it is clear that the state maintains responsibility for those tanks. He noted that that also has been agreed to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The state can’t back away from that one,” he said.

  • CCMS drama offers a bullying message

    The Carroll County Middle School drama club tackles a familiar issue in an unfamiliar way when its hits the stage on Nov. 18 and 19. The students will present two dramas called “Lockdown” and “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions” dealing with bullying.

  • Belcher goes the distance for cancer

    If you told someone you were going to walk 60 miles over three straight days, they may raise their eyebrows. But that is exactly what Carrollton resident Brittany Belcher and thousands of other people across the country did to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • A sign of Autumn
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating two daytime burglaries

    Two homes were burglarized during the daytime hours on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that perpetrators stole jewelry from both residences.

  • Two sought after meth lab discovered

    Area police are looking for two Carrollton residents allegedly implicated in a case involving manufacturing methamphetamine and missing children.

    Erik Dolente, 41, of Carrollton fled from police Saturday with his two children and their babysitter, Rhonda L. Chapman, 48, of Carrollton after police received a tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at his residence. The children, Boston Dolente, 5, and Braxton Dolente, 6, have since been returned to family members, but Dolente and Chapman are still on the loose.

  • Prestonville Fall Harvest Festival
  • CCHS presents “The Real Edgar Allan Poe: A Night of Terror”
  • Hispanic art to be displayed at library through November

    The Carroll County Public Library will be showcasing local Hispanic arts and crafts during the month of November.

    Items from Mexico, Guatamala and Colombia will be on display in the meeting room, contributed or handmade by Jefferson Community and Technical College students and their families. The library will be hosting an opening reception for the show on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the items will be included in a silent auction; the proceeds will benefit the ESL and family literacy programs at the library.

  • Cruisin' for the Children

    The Shop with a Cop Poker Run raised $3,310 Sunday. The event had 98 people and about 75 bikes participate. Paul Hanley of Bethlehem, Ky. won the event with the best hand, and donated the $100 prize back to Shop with a Cop. Valerie McIntyre of Florence, Ky. won the 50/50 drawing and also donated the money back. Tommy Crawford of Sanders won the George Jones guitar. Co-organizer Ron Jones wanted to thank all those who helped with the event, including Ricky Howard with A to Z Auctions.