Local News

  • Carroll schools address new state literacy requirements

    A focus on 21st century communication skills is one aspect of Senate Bill 1 that is bringing changes to Kentucky school curriculum, according to Pam Williams, Elementary Instructional Supervisor for Carroll County schools. Local school officials have already implemented a number of those changes ahead of time, Williams told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education Thursday.

  • Local hospital continues to repay county loan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court acknowledged receipt of a $100,000 payment from the Carroll County Memorial Hospital Board during its Dec. 15 meeting. The court provided a low-interest loan in the amount of $1 million to CCMH after the facility came into financial stress while under the management of Associated Healthcare Systems, Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Tomlinson: $300-400,000 needed to reopen Kysoc

    A recent budget proposal developed by the Save Camp Kysoc committee for a year of operating the camp falls far short of the total funds needed initially to reopen the camp, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who serves as moderator of committee meetings, told the committee during its Dec. 9 meeting that he felt compelled to clarify recent media reports about the proposed budget.

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  • Search for missing Worthville hunter terminated

    The Ohio River search and recovery operations for Worthville resident Justin Hearn were officially terminated on Wednesday, Dec. 15, according to Gary Catron, public information officer for the Indiana Department of Fish and Wildlife District 9 based in Versailles, Ind.

  • Council Briefs

    City code enforcement board to be created

    Carrollton City council approved the second reading of Ordinance 2010-16 creating the code enforcement board. Mayor Dwight Louden had initially planned on making appointments to the board, but decided to allow mayor-elect Gene McMurry to do so instead when he takes office in January.

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  • Grant assists with dead animal disposal

    Carroll County Conserv-ation District received a $5,000 grant funded by the Kentucky Division of Conservation to assist Carroll County Fiscal Court in the dead animal removal project for the county. Each year the county is plagued by dead animals, such as deer, dogs, horses and cows.

  • Shop with a Cop to aid 124 children this Christmas

    When Mike Willhoite took over as chief of the Carrollton Police Department on Jan. 1, 2001, he had an idea in mind for a program he wanted to bring to the city: Shop with a Cop.

    The Shop with a Cop program provides presents for children who may not otherwise receive any for Christmas. Willhoite had watched the local news and had seen what other departments in Louisville and Cincinnati did with their programs over the years and saw no reason why this could not be done in Carrollton as well. “It was something I always had the idea to do,” he said.

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  • Committee to take steps toward saving Camp Kysoc

    The committee seeking to reopen Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc plans to establish a board of directors and write a set of by-laws as a non-profit foundation. The action was given top priority during Thursday’s Save Camp Kysoc Committee meeting.

    “We want to make this our top priority and if we have to spend some of our money for an attorney fee we’ll do it,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.