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  • 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.

  • Study finds aquifer county levels steady

    The water level in the county alluvial aquifer remains roughly the same compared to the last measurement in 1995, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

  • Speedway tackles traffic issues

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land during a Tuesday news conference in Sparta explaining that it will be used to greatly expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.

    Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged to improve surrounding highways to allow faster access to expanded parking areas.

  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.

  • Two projects win city’s first EIP funding in two years

    Building improvements are on the horizon for several properties in Carrollton’s downtown historic district.

    The city’s Design and Review Board gave its approval to fund two Enterprise Incentive Program projects at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 25.

    The board granted a total of $5,150 for a business and a church, the first time an award has been made from the EIP funds for nearly two years since a moratorium on funding projects was put in place by city council.