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  • Community center development discussions begin

    A community center for Carroll County has been discussed many times. In the past 25 years, there have been plans for creating a center at Robert Westrick Memorial Park with plans for multiple basketball courts and plans for enclosing the swimming pool. After the Teledyne factory on Hawkins Street closed, former Judge-Executive Gene McMurry had discussions with the community about turning the location in to a community center.

  • From empty field to hollowed ground

    Volunteers have approximately eight hours to set up the half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Workers from the county, city and state park and others completed the task.

  • Never forget those veterans who died for the United States
  • County accepts contract for food service; co. park field done

    The Carroll County Regional Detention Center received one bid for providing food service for the inmates. Kellwell Food Management of Beattyville, Ky., submitted a bid to provide three meals per day and to staff the kitchen at all times that the kitchen is operating. The cost would be $1.40 per meal per inmate based on the current population of 170 inmates.

  • CCMH breaks ground on expansion

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital held its official groundbreaking Sept. 7, for the more than 13,000 square foot expansion that will house primary care services, the specialty clinic and cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation services.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said the addition would be the new main entrance to the hospital, hosting central registration and a main waiting room. The project has a construction timeline of 10 months and is expected to be complete in July 2018.

  • City continues cleanup of unfit/unsafe structures

    Carrollton City Council approved spending an additional $13,000 to abate three properties that have been deemed an unfit and/or unsafe structure according to the nuisance ordinance.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Natural disasters bring destruction and often tragedy to the lives of those involved. If one has not lived through a hurricane, flood, tornado or a fire they cannot comprehend the destruction and loss associated with such an event.

    The work of those who donate outside of the traditional relief efforts of organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army are greatly appreciated.

    Relief efforts were organized all over the local area, and supplies have been delivered to the stricken areas.

  • Kentucky license plates could change in 2019

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald Leader

    FRANKFORT - Kentuckians would be able to order flat license plates online as soon as early 2019 under a proposed overhaul of the state’s licensing system.

    John-Mark Hack, commissioner of the state Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Vehicle Regulation, told a legislative panel Tuesday that Kentucky could save $320,000 a year if it modernizes its license plate production and distribution system.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.