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  • Council votes to demolish building

    After discussing the issue over several meetings, Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 Monday to demolish the old Western Auto building, located at 110 Court Street. Councilmembers Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill were absent.

  • General Butler Park receives improvements under “Refreshing the Finest” campaign

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will receive improvements as part of the $18 million in additional funding for state parks this year, officials announced Tuesday, July 26, at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    The funding was approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin and the General Assembly. The improvements include structural repairs, painting and interior and exterior upgrades.

    General Butler State Resort Park is among five parks in the northeastern region that will receive an estimated $3.13 million in safety and aesthetic improvements.

  • Campfire stories
  • Food Pantry provided benefits to 535 families since January

    The Food Pantry of Carroll County, Inc. is serving the needs of the community, representative Bill Welty told Fiscal Court at the July 26, meeting.

    Welty and director Brittany Reynolds provided court members with an update of the first six months of 2016 and a 2015 financial report. Reynolds is the only paid employee and the position is part-time. She orders the food for the commodity distributions and coordinates all of the record keeping.

  • Paul’s Tire becomes independent Southern States cooperative dealer in Prestonville

    Paul’s Tire, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. have teamed up to serve customers’ farm and home needs. This location will carry Southern States’ feed, seed, fertilizer, animal health, pet and farm supplies.

    Paul’s Tire is located at 107 Hwy. 42 West in Prestonville and is owned and managed by Clint and Paul Yocum. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. The store can be contacted by phone at (502) 732-8888 and by email at pdy8888@aol.com.

  • Food pantry seeks grant for permanent home

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution authorizing application for a Kentucky Community Development Block Grant, which would fund the purchase of a permanent location for the Food Pantry of Carroll County Inc., at 507 Seventh Street in Carrollton.

    The total grant application is $435,000, with a $77,000 match, totaling $512,000 for the project. The city of Carrollton will sponsor the grant, but the food pantry will pay the match, Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis said.

  • Demolish or renovate? City researches its two options

    The city-owned building at 110 Court Street could still be renovated. At the last council meeting June 27, council discussed whether it would still attempt to revitalize the old building, which has a laundry list of needed repairs, or demolish it.

    Mike Radeke, restoration project manager and staff architect for the Kentucky Heritage Council, came to Carrollton July 8, and looked at the building. He met with Adams, Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess and Councilman Dwight Louden and shared his thoughts on the project.

  • Carroll County flood relief donations reach W. Va.

    “Timing was everything,” Carrollton resident George Moore said of his trip to West Virginia early Saturday morning to deliver the cleaning supplies donated by area residents for flood relief.

    Huntington, W. Va. experienced another round of damage Thursday evening, July 14, when flash flooding occurred, heavily affecting the southern portion of Cabell County. Roads and culverts were destroyed or damaged by the floodwaters, and one person died when rapidly rising waters trapped her in her car.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | July 21, 2016

    Senior program contract approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the contract for the Senior Program with Northern Kentucky Area Development District at its meeting July 12. Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh said he contract was the same as last year. The contract allows the county to receive federal and state grant monies administered through NKADD.

    SO’s Homeland Security grant

  • Ghent terminates building inspector’s contract, first reading on golf carts held

    In a unanimous decision, prompted by a concern voiced by Commissioner David Hendren at the June Ghent City meeting, the board voted to terminate the contract of Building Inspector Paul Shovlin.

    At the June meeting, Hendren questioned whether Shovlin should be terminated for lack of attendance at the monthly meeting despite the fact that he was being paid $2,400 a year by the city. At that time, the City Attorney William Brammell told the board to hold off on any action until he could review the contract with Shovlin.