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  • Busch repeats as Alsco 300 winner

    By KEVIN KELLY

    The Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. 

    A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch started from the pole and led the final 33 laps.

  • Truex Jr. survives late restart to win QS400

    Martin Truex Jr. had the dominant car in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday, July 8, at Kentucky Speedway.

    “I think this was probably the best car I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. “I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”

  • Paving list finalized; dispatch supervisor position approved

    Five city streets and three alleys have been included in the 2017-2018 paving list. Carrollton City Council approved the final list at its meeting July 10. Mayor Robb Adams said he would contact Ohio Valley Asphalt the following day and get a start date.

  • Cyber policy now covers clerks’ office

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh asked Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday to include her office under the county’s policy on preventing a data breach.

    The fact that the clerks’ office wasn’t covered by the policy in the county policy manual came to light during a routine annual state audit.

  • KIP report finds students try tobacco and alcohol

    The alcohol and cigarette usage by Carroll County students is following the national trend as reported in the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12.

    National and Kentucky trends summarized in the survey report say that alcohol use among 10th graders has steadily declined in the U.S., dropping more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2016. Alcohol use among 10th graders has generally fallen slightly below the U.S. rate and the decline in use has been seen among Kentucky youth as well.

  • Electrical issue closes Butler Park’s pool

    General Butler State Resort Park has been without the lodge pool for two weeks. Park manager Dave Jordan said in an interview July 10 that voltage was found on the pool’s ground.

    Jordan said the park’s safety director came to check all the parks after they had learned it could be an issue. He said voltage was found on the ground at nine other parks across the state.

    The concern was the voltage could be transferred to the pool water making the pool unsafe for anyone to enter the water said Jordan.

  • Sesquienctial Sentiments - Celebrating Carroll County's history with Dave Taylor

    Residents of the northern end of Carroll County along the Ohio River had long been accustomed to the long, mournful steam whistles of the numerous mail packet and excursion steamboats plying America’s waterways. But in the late 1860s, steam whistles of a second kind became familiar sounds to the southern residents of the county when a railroad line connecting Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, was completed by the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad (LC&L).

  • 4-H, Open Class Fair exhibits
  • Detention Center wants to increase starting salary

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is considering raising the starting salary for Carroll County Detention Center employees.

    Jailer Mike Humphrey presented a proposal to the Fiscal Court meeting June 30. The topic was tabled, but will be discussed again at the next meeting July 11.

    The current starting salary a person with no previous experience is $8, Humphrey said. However, someone can start at up to $10 depending on their past experience and credentials.

  • Livingood named Carroll’s superintendent for interim year

    The Carroll County Board of Education named retired Grant County Schools superintendent Ron Livingood as interim superintendent at the June 29, meeting. He was the superintendent from April 2011-Dec. 31, 2016.

    The board approved a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. Livingood will work 220 days for the district and will begin his duties July 12.

    Studer Education

    Nannette Johnston from Studer Education provided “a where are we and what has been done” update to the Carroll County Board of Education.