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  • Army Corps of Engineers target April to reopen lock

    Repairs continue on the miter gate leaves of  Markland Locks and Dam  damaged in a failure of the facility’s 1,200-foot lock chamber on Sept. 27.

    Both gate leaves sustained structural damages when one totally collapsed, but can be repaired, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is located on the Ohio River near Warsaw, 14 miles upstream from Carrollton.

  • New charges filed against Carrollton man in 2007 motorcycle crash

      Bernard Kalep King was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on charges of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree fetal homicide, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and first-degree persistent felony offender on Nov. 18, 2009, according to Steve Tedder, communications director for the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. A $50

  • County receives $2.12 million grant for Early Head Start

    The Carroll County School District will soon offer an Early Head Start Program for its children under three years old. The school district will receive $1,044,140 in federal stimulus funding in 2010 as part of the $2.12 million two-year American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Early Head Start Expansion Grant, according to a Carroll County Sch

  • Former Carrollton resident sentenced to charges in South Dakota

    Brent McMahan, formerly of Carrollton, was sentenced to a one-year jail sentence with 180 days suspended on Dec. 1, 2009 in Edmunds County, S.D., according to Paige Wilbur, press secretary for South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. The conditions are that he pay a $2,000 fine and report to jail by early January, Wilbur said. McMahan

  • Fiscal Court boosts the Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising

    A new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carroll County chapter is a huge step closer to reality following action taken Tuesday by Carroll County Fiscal Court to contribute toward the agency’s startup budget. The court approved a $5,000 donation toward a fundraising effort that puts the steering committee past the $15,000 projected for a start

  • Santa Claus comes to Carrollton
  • Live Nativity
  • Hill released from jail, must register as a sex offender

    Patrick Hill, 48, was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 29 after completing a 180-day sentence for a conviction on a class A misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse.

    Hill registered with the local detention center as a sex offender following his release, but that registration was not recognized by Kentucky State Police officials in Frankfort as being with the proper authoritative office, according to Probation Officer Gary Marshall with the Carroll County Office of Probation & Parole.

  • High School play cancelled

    The Carroll County High School drama club production “Romeo, Juliet and Toto Too!” a twist on the traditional “Wizard of Oz” story has been cancelled. Two productions of the play were scheduled to have been held on Dec. 15 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The cancellation was announced due to insufficient cast participation.

  • Butler Lodge filled with Christmas spirit

    A chorus of little voices rang out, yelling “Santa! Santa!” as the Jolly Old Elf appeared at the Butler Lodge at General Butler State Resort Park on Thursday, Dec. 3. Two four-year-old Head Start classes — Ms. Brierly’s and Ms. Roth’s — visited to see the Christmas trees as a part of the Festival of Trees and to tell the jolly old elf what they wanted for Christmas.

    The Festival of Trees is an annual event held at the park where schools, churches, organizations and businesses can decorate trees to put on display at the lodge.