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  • Park project to cost almost $13.7 million, 10 years to finish

    After months of planning and work, Lose & Associates revealed the Point Park master plan at the Carrollton City Council meeting to a tune of almost $13.7 million. This includes a 20 percent contingency, 10 percent construction contingency, 5 percent engineering and design fee and 4 percent contract mobilization and permit fee on each phase. A breakdown of the total cost can be found on page 2.

    In a Tuesday interview, Mayor Gene McMurry estimated the project would take about 10 years to complete depending on the economy and how quickly grant money becomes available.

  • Local events commemorate Sept. 11, first responders

    Several special community 9.11 marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001:

    • Friday, Sept. 9: Carroll County High School holds a special assembly marking 9.11 attacks will be held in the auditorium at 9:30 a.m.

    • Friday, Sept. 9: Carrollton honors first responders at noon, Carrollton Utilities.

  • CPD design wins nationwide contest

    Not only is the updated design for the Carrollton Police Department’s cruisers sleek and more modern, it can now be called award-winning.

    The department won first place in the Police Vehicle Design Contest, “Municipal under 10 officers, east” category, in Law & Order magazine. The winners were announced on its website and published in the August 2011 edition.

  • Lane closure at Hwy. 36, Notch Lick for construction

    Weather permitting, state crews soon will begin building a retaining wall on the south side of Hwy. 36 at the intersection of Notch Lick Road to stop the hillside from sliding down into the roadway.

  • Community says goodbye, honors Welch

    Amid friends, colleagues, memories and tears, Evelyn Welch, Manager of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House inside General Butler State Park, said goodbye last Tuesday.

    Given accolades, plaques and gifts, Welch was honored by state Commissioner of Parks Gerry Van der Meer, Rep. Rick Rand and close friend and manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program, Sam Burgess.  The Friends of Butler, a group that works to help provide funding for the Butler-Turpin house, entertained guests at a reception to say goodbye as Welch leaves General Butler.

  • Flood to Drought: Weather takes a toll on crops

    Extreme weather conditions have made 2011 another trying year for farmers, including those living and working in Carroll County. The heavy rains and flooding of April gave way to a hot and bone dry July and August, less than ideal conditions for farmland.

  • Ky. Transportation Cabinet eager to ‘Adopt’ your student’s ideas

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 12, 2011) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

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  • Company to study possibility of green energy on Ky River

    A Texas-based “green” energy company is one step further to possibly building a hydroelectric generating station at Lock No. 1 of the Kentucky River in Carrollton.

    Hydro Green Energy recently was granted its preliminary permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study the feasibility of building a generating station on the Kentucky River.

  • County bridge replacement to temporarily close road

    Painter’s Road, county Hwy. 1308 off East Prong Locust Road, will close to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 to allow for replacement of a bridge.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the contractor has agreed to complete  the construction project in 60 days.

    The proposal originally allowed 90 days on the project.

    “We’re trying to make it as painless as we can,” Tomlinson said.