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  • City taking legal action in nuisance violations

    Individuals with violations of Carrollton’s nuisance ordinance can expect legal action with the city as the complaining witness in the near future.

    Following a lengthy executive session Monday, Aug. 10, Carrollton City Council gave Mayor Dwight Louden authority to “pursue legal action against those individuals with violations of the nuisance ordinance.”

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  • Hearing set on increase in tax levy for schools

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 51.8 cents on real estate property and 51.8 cents on personal property.

  • Residents seek mixed-use alternative for rezoning block

    The residents of one particular block were present at another public hearing as the planning and zoning commission tries to determine the correct zoning of the area.

    The block bounded by Clay Street to the north, Fourth Street to the east, Third Street to the west and Polk Street to the south has brought contention to the planning and zoning commission and city council on more than one occasion.

  • Local talent competition featured at chamber banquet

    Carroll County’s got talent and the Chamber of Commerce wants to prove it to you.  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has been holding open auditions for months and nine winners will be performing during the annual awards banquet, Thursday, August 13.

    The annual awards and recognition banquet begins at 6 p.m. at the conference center of General Butler State Resort Park. Tickets are $35 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight and are available at the Chamber office located at 511 Highland Avenue or by calling (502) 732-7034.

  • DeVore art show opens at Carroll County Library

    The dreaded disease of polio as a child spawned an art career that has been decades in the making and perfecting.

    Soft spoken Ron DeVore had polio as a child and his father drew pictures for him to color.  His father challenged Ron to draw a picture and he bragged on him a lot giving Ron the courage to keep at it.  His father was so impressed with the child’s work he said Ron would have to draw his own pictures, he explained at his Meet the Artist reception at the Carroll County Public Library, Monday, Aug. 3.

  • Ready for high school

    The class of 2013 began their high school career on Monday during freshman orientation with the help from 73 upper class mentors showing them the ropes.

    The 166 new freshman were paired up with juniors and seniors from Carroll County high school in a ratio of two to one to learn where their classes are, how to unlock their lockers and how to find important areas of the high school, guidance counselor Sheree Richter explained.

  • Pigeons can stay, fence must be removed

    Carrollton City Council batted .500 Monday night when one couple went home happy and another resident went home disappointed with their decisions.

    City council had to reverse itself on the question of whether Carrollton residents Jim and Crystal Montgomery could keep pigeons in an enclosed pen in their backyard.

    Jim Montgomery has been keeping rolling pigeons as a hobby for three years at his Sixth Street home when a complaint by an unnamed neighbor prompted city council to enforce a no fowl portion of a city ordinance.

  • Council asks for review of home occupation business rules

    Carrollton’s planning and zoning commission will be charged with reviewing the city’s regulations on home occupation businesses.

    At the Monday, July 27 city council meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden raised the issue based on concerns he has heard about the 12 home occupations that are operating in the city.

    Five of these businesses are service oriented, while seven are garages, Louden told council, explaining that questions have come from the public and council members about the legality of a business in a detached garage.

  • 40th Anniversary

    A milestone passed almost without notice last month — it’s been 40 years since the completion of Interstate 71.

    The opening of I-71 in July 1969, has changed the face of numerous communities along U.S. 42—the highway it essentially replaced—during the past 40 years. Communities such as Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw noted almost immediate diminished traffic.