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  • Tomlinson expresses need for roads before legislators

    Concerns about the impact of closing the Madison-Milton bridge were among those raised by Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomilinson at a hearing held by the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Transportation in Buckner last week.

  • Improvements in park operation sought

    Local residents can expect upcoming changes and improvements in the operation of Carroll County’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court discussed a number of constituent complaints about the 35-acre recreational facility during its Aug. 25 meeting.  One of the most frequent has been miscommunication, or the total lack of communication between staff, coaches and participants, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

  • Drug dropoff program will take to road

    Carroll County will have a 21st Century traveling medicine show of sorts when Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and law enforcement team up to help dispose of unused or out-of-date medications.

    On Saturday, Sept. 19, Champions will be sponsoring a “Dump Your Meds,” day when Sanders, Ghent, Worthville and English will each be visited by a traveling drop box where residents can get rid of medications, no questions asked.

  • A Super Saturday at Butler Park
  • 2009 Goldenrod Gala

    CRAFTERS

    1. Melissa Strauss - Hairbows, flip flops, hairbow hangers & hair clippies.

    2. The Potter’s Touch - Stoneware pottery - one-of-a-kind.

    3. Charissa Spinks - Purses, tote bags featuring artists, actors & musicians.

    4. Wild Things - Hand painted, framed turkey feathers & tail feather fans.

    5. Tricia’s Treasurers - Christmas ornaments and jewelry.

    6. Crazy Granny Studio - Ceramics, jewelry-wire wrapped/local stones.

    7. Victoria Buhlig Meister - Children’s Book - original story by Vicky.

  • Streetscape project wins $186,622 grant

    The four-block area surrounding the courthouse in downtown Carrollton will soon have new sidewalks, landscaping and lighting with funding from a $186,622 grant awarded last week.

    The project will also bring new informational signs about the community’s history to the courthouse square area, which is surronded by Highland Avenue, Main, Court and Fifth streets.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the $186,622 Transportation Enhancement grant for the streetscape project Thursday.

  • Mound Hill road work to begin Sept 8

    COVINGTON, Ky. (September 3, 2009) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Superintendent David Bailey announced the following maintenance activities in Carroll County for the week September 7 - September 11th:

    Monday, September 7 * Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, September 11 * Crews will continue to remove trees and brush from state right of way on KY 549 (Mound Hill Road) from KY 55 to KY 55 (0 - 4.7 mile marker). Watch for flaggers, equipment and lane closures.

  • City paving plan includes four alleys

    Five streets, four alleys and a parking lot will be paved in Carrollton this year with the alleys receiving almost half of the $57,993 budget.

    City council approved the recommendation during its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 24 to spend $23,723 on four alleys with the remaining $34,270 allocated to five streets and a parking lot. Council gave approval without any questions or discussion.

    Ohio Valley Asphalt won the bid in the spring and will be doing all the work, according to Susie McGee, assistant city clerk.

  • Numbers increase at county schools

    Enrollment and attendance are up over past school years, according to a report given to the Carroll County Board of Education last week by Larry Curell, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Pupil Personnel for Carroll County schools.

    With 1,929 students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12, Curell said there were 23 new students in the system as the school year began.

  • Panther pride