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  • Carroll County awarded the StormReady designation

    Carroll County is StormReady.

    The National Weather Service awarded the designation June 6 that shows the county is prepared for severe weather outbreaks through its advanced planning, education and awareness efforts that are in place.

    NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mary Jo Parker and Meteorologist In Charge Kenneth J. Haydu from the Wilmington, Ohio weather office presented county and CAP officials with their first StormReady sign at the meeting.

  • Welch’s Restaurant creates non-smoking area

    The reviews are mixed regarding the establishment of smoking and non-smoking areas of Carrollton’s historic Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Main Street.

    Smokers, who once had the run of the entire restaurant, have been relegated to tables in a back room and a portion of the main dining room. Smoking now is prohibited in the entire front of the restaurant and most of the main room.

  • Beautification project

    Early Sunday morning, Walmart manager Lisa Brown, several Walmart employees and their children met at the store’s outdoor shop to organize a flower brigade. The volunteers planted four pickup loads of flowers and bushes and laid a trailerful of mulch on Hwy. 227 at the ramps to I-71. Brown said Walmart wants to be a partner in the community and to help in anyway it can to make people proud to live here and encourage visitors come back.

  • Ghent car fire

    The Ghent Fire Protection District extinguished a car fire on Hwy. 227 Wednesday.

    Vickie Payton had just pulled up to Jeff Flood State Farm at 2030 Hwy. 227 when she smelled and saw smoke coming from the car. She attempted to lift the hood, but it was already on fire.

    Payton, her daughter and her two grandchildren exited the vehicle and were unharmed.

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  • Pastor, CFD prevent fire at local church

    An electrical short caused a smoldering fire at Relevant Church in Carrollton Saturday night, according to Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews of the Carrollton Fire Department.

    Carroll County dispatch received a report of smoke at the church at 8:55 p.m.; CFD arrived on scene at 8:59 p.m.

    Dews said Pastor Rusty Bennett noticed the smoke when he was changing an exterior entrance light. Dews said when the fire department arrived on scene, there was smoke coming out from the back side of the building.

  • Special pricing offer for locals brings tickets to $10, $20

    Ticket prices as low as $10 and a new downtown racing festival are set for Carroll County residents as a week of racing comes to Kentucky Speedway, bringing its first Sprint Cup race next month.

    Kentucky Speedway officials invited local industry, business and elected leaders to the track June 1 to announce special ticket prices for Carroll County residents to attend Thursday and Friday races.

  • Council brief - June 1, 2011

    Carrollton city council approved spending $47,647.80 on 18 metal light fixtures for the Two Rivers RV park and a section of trail along the Kentucky River to Point Park at a special meeting held Tuesday morning. Councilman Adam Raker was not present.

    The lights will match those currently in the downtown historic district.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the lights do not need to be bid out because the city has a sole source for the lights. He said Lose & Associates Project Manager Michael Pavin searched all over and found only one supplier.

  • Sixth Street residents ask city council to act on problems with local youth

    Editor’s note: Due to an error in reporting, the information presented by one resident of the Sixth and Hawkins streets area was attributed to the wrong person. To correct this error, the information follows in this updated article with the comments attributed to the correct residents.



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  • Carroll falls to Henry in district title game

    The Carroll County Panthers “ran into a buzz saw” Wednesday May 25 against Henry County in the 31st District championship. The Panthers lost 13-3, giving them a 0-3 record against the Wildcats this season.

    “They’re good, they’re flat out good,” head coach Jay Jones said. “We’ve beat them for two and a half years, three years now and taken it for granted. They’re stinkin’ good. They’ve won 13 games in a row, and they’ve beat all the big schools.”