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  • Prestonville Prepares for Christmas; still awaiting deed after 28 years

    Prestonville City Commission got an update on its Christmas project during the regular Nov. 16 meeting.

    Commissioner Linda Clark said she has counted 32 children so far within the city limits. 

    Last Christmas, the board gave boxes, and gift cards, to 26 Prestonville children and their families.  Any family with children in their home in the Prestonville city limits will be given a Christmas box this year, and gift for each child under 18. 

  • Four schools get upgrades of $254,305

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved $254,305 in capital projects for four of the district’s properties at the Nov. 20 meeting.

    The largest of the projects is to replace some of the HVAC at the Area Technology Center. The board voted to accept $99,724 bid by ACCO to remove the rooftop units for the classroom wing and route ductwork that will connect the wing to the large unit installed two years ago. Curell said the unit is large enough to handle the duct work and there will be quite the energy savings.

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  • Entries sought for parade, bake-off

    Carrollton Main Street Program is seeking entries for its annual Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 6 as part of A Christmas Carroll.

    Parade organizer Charlotte Wallace said the parade will step off at noon, with cash prizes to be awarded. To enter a float, car or other vehicle, contact Wallace at (502) 732-5754.

  • Students help by collecting 15,129 items in food drive

    Records are made to be broken. One sees it all the time. Two weeks ago a running back broke the college single game rushing record that stood for 15 years. That record stood for one week before it was broken again.

    Kathryn Winn Primary broke records during the 2014 Canned Food Drive that were only a year old.

  • Four schools get upgrades of $254,305

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved $254,305 in capital projects for four of the district’s properties at the Nov. 20 meeting.

    The largest of the projects is to replace some of the HVAC at the Area Technology Center. The board voted to accept $99,724 bid by ACCO to remove the rooftop units for the classroom wing and route ductwork that will connect the wing to the large unit installed two years ago. Curell said the unit is large enough to handle the duct work and there will be quite the energy savings.

  • Underwood builds bridge for Eagle Scout project

    A new bridge is in place at the Robert Westrick County Park thanks to Logan Underwood, who is working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The new bridge links the soccer field at the county park with other areas, crossing a ditch line that runs through the area.

    Logan said people were either having to walk around it or jump over the ditch to access other areas at the county park.

  • Council considers survey on TWC service problems

    Carrollton City Council may conduct a survey of city cable television customers in the coming months in preparation for the Time Warner franchise negotiations that will come next year.

    That option was one placed on the table Monday night as resident Carole Kington brought her complaints about Time Warner Cable’s service to city leaders.

    Kington believes problems with the internet service provided by TWC led to her getting viruses on computers at her home.

  • Kinman pleads not guilty to charges

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman entered a not guilty plea on charges of tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct Monday, Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Kinman and his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, appeared in court for the arraignment.

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Kinman on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Looking for work? Career Connections offers assistance

    Local businesses and industries are looking for qualified workers to fill positions. One of the places they turn to is Carroll County Career Connections, located in the Parklane Shopping Center, 1209 Highland Ave.

    The most recent federal report listed the unemployment rate for Carroll County as 5.6 percent, slightly below the federal unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.