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Local News

  • New businesses enhance leisure activities

    Patricia McDaniel has been an avid fisherman since she was a young girl growing up in Grant County and still goes “pond hopping” on various farms in the area, where she used to fish with her father.

    Dan Alexander, a Trimble County native now living in Carrollton, learned to play pool when he was about 5 years old. Today, he has an eye on turning pro.

    Both are entrepreneurs who are hoping their passions will fuel their businesses and provide new recreational opportunities for Carrollton’s residents.

  • Mayor pleased with RV Park progress despite later finish

    As winter turns to spring, the Two Rivers RV Park should be opening its gates to welcome in both local campers and visitors to the area. That is the hope of Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry.

  • Permit change receives just one comment

    With just a couple of days left before the public comment period ends on a revised permit for the Carrollton River Terminal, officials have received just one comment on the proposal.

  • Moving Knights By Day
  • County eyes jobs, roads

    The county’s wish list for 2012 includes bringing a new industry into the county, obtaining funding for the Jefferson Community & Technical College-Carrollton campus, completing/making progress on multiple construction projects and cleaning up the Kysoc property.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has received a few calls from prospective companies about relocating to the area, which he saw as a good sign.

  • Generating traffic for C’ton is mayor’s priority for new year

    Bringing more people to Carrollton, in particular downtown, is the main focus for Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry in 2012. Among the ways he hopes to achieve this goal are beginning work on the highly-anticipated river walk project, hosting a Fourth of July festival and fireworks display and putting a greater focus on the local artists in the area.

  • What you need to know about carbon monoxide and CO detectors

    With the cold winter season just getting started, Carrollton Fire Department and Carrollton Utilities would like to remind everyone about the dangers of carbon monoxide.

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and an invisible poisonous gas. According to Carrollton Utilities, it is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, trucks, lawn mowers and power washers also produce carbon monoxide.

  • Rescued animals receive foster homes, treatment

    The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, according to Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Dec. 28, 2011

     Sheriff, Clerk budgets for 2012 approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Sheriff’s Office and County Clerk’s budgets at their meeting on Dec. 15. Because of health insurance savings, both budgets included a 3 percent pay increase that was approved in June for all county employees.

  • Bringing Christmas to those in need

    Carrollton Fire Department provided Christmas for two local families on Christmas Eve. Firefighters fundraised during the year to provide the gifts, clothes and bikes for the five children, along with a meal for each family. The department raised about $1,000 for the gifts, along with candy for Santa to pass out at Carrollton Village and on stops at the Carrollton Housing Authority apartments.