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  • City waiting for answers from Ky. Wired

    Carrollton City Council is still seeking answers from the state about an unauthorized broadband line that was installed under the city hall parking lot.

    Phillip Brown of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority spoke to council about the Kentucky Wired project, a public/private partnership to create a 3,200-mile long broadband network across the state. The project originally began in Eastern Kentucky, but was later expanded to include the entire state, he said.

  • Ohio, Kentucky River walks complete by Dec. 8

    The downtown river walk extension projects are finally making headway, as Carrollton City Council awarded the bids at a special meeting Oct. 13, after renegotiating with the contractors.

    Mayor Robb Adams said phase two of the Ohio River walk and the Kentucky River walk were both bid over budget. Since there was only one bid on both projects, the state gave the city permission to work with the companies to get the projects at or near budget.

  • Carrollton Utilities ribbon cutting
  • October is 4-H month in Carroll County
  • Annual Chamber banquet Oct. 23

    Join the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce as it honors some of the outstanding businesses and volunteers making a difference in the community. The 20th annual Chamber Awards Banquet, presented by North American Stainless, will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at General Butler State Resort Park’s conference center.

  • Educational Excellence Foundation regroups, seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County Inc–an independent 501(c)3–convened its Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to select officers, seat Directors and make plans to continue its support of the Carroll County School District.

  • Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28

    Faith Community Church is partnering with General Butler State Resort Park and 95.3 WIKI Radio to present a Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28 at General Butler.

    Faith Community Church Pastor Randy Doll said in an interview Oct. 9, that his church wanted to do something to help the hurricane victims, but his church is small and he was not sure what they could do.

  • Test scores out; District will keep focus on entire student

    The Kentucky Department of Education released the statewide 2016-17 assessment data, Sept. 28. Carroll County Schools saw gains in some areas and losses in other areas.

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said the district is taking the numbers and tweaking the processes.

    “The new accountability system is looking more at the “whole” student rather than the strict focus on reading and mathematics,” Oak said. “We will continue to adjust our processes to meet the needs of our students.”

  • Tetra Tech employee dies in ash pond accident at KU

    A slide at one of the coal ash ponds at the Kentucky Utilities power generating plant in Ghent led to a fatal injury to a contractor, Oct. 5.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said that Aaron R. Bunger, 36, of Trenton, Ohio, was buried in the ash pond when part of the pond broke off with him. Wilhoite said he pronounced Bunger dead at the scene. As of press time Wednesday, Bunger’s body had not been recovered from the accident site.

  • Dow celebrates 50 years; Cabot breaks ground

    Dow Chemical celebrated its 50th anniversary of production at the Carrollton site with the announcement of Cabot Corp. beginning construction on $89 million dollar plant that will employ 32 people at a groundbreaking ceremony, Friday, Sept. 29.

    Dow and Cabot have been supply partners for more than 30 years, providing each other with different types of silica-based products.