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  • Pumpkin Artists
  • Get to know the candidates before voting on Nov. 8

    Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the Nov. 8, General Election ballot. Write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot.

    Constable Dist. 1

    Connie Aaron

    Did not respond to questionnaire.

    Constable Dist. 2

    Norma Jean Miles

    Did not respond to questionnaire.

    Board of Education

    Dist. 1

    Corey Groseclose

    Age: 44

  • K-9 Officer Hank already making an impact

    The Carrollton Police Department’s newest officer does not have a driver license, is not qualified to carry a firearm and only has one name. Fortunately for Carrollton’s citizens, the new officer is a canine named Hank.

    “Hank joined CPD six weeks ago,” CPD K-9 Officer James Dews said Oct. 18. “He is now 15 months old and Carrollton is his first station of duty.”

  • Collins shares her life-changing experience as passenger on Flight 1549

    If placed in a situation beyond your control, what would be your last act of kindness? Would you be thinking, ‘Was I as friendly as I could be?’

    These were the questions posed to the audience by US Airways Flight 1549 survivor Vallie Collins at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Oct. 24.

    Collins’ perspective changed in the span of 20 minutes, from the takeoff of US Airways Flight 1549 until she climbed aboard the ferry boat Yogi Bear.

  • Outstanding community efforts honored
  • City Council | Oct. 27, 2016

    Sidewalk contract awarded

    Carrollton City Council voted at a special meeting Oct. 13, to award the sidewalk contract to BM Concrete. The total bid was $37,838.25. The city also received a bid from Lindsay Construction totaling $49,600.

  • Ghent city clerk resigns, Hearn sworn in as commissioner

    Ghent City Clerk Rendy White presented the board her resignation letter during the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Oct. 11. White, who was hired earlier this year, told the board that she will be leaving the position for another job. Her resignation was effective Oct. 21.

    Commissioner Caroline Reisner officially thanked White for her service. “I would like to make a motion that we advertise,” Reisner said. The motion carried unanimously, and the open position will be advertised in the upcoming weeks.

  • ‘Walks’ of Art

    Carrollton Main Street Program and Carroll County Arts Board hosted the third annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk Oct. 15. Photographs of the artwork will be on display during the month of November at the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Halloween safety guide - Halloween safety tips for children

    Children love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday!

    Give your children some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Trick or Treating isn’t what it used to be.

    It’s not as safe to let children walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them. Have a pumpkin carving party for your children and their friends a couple nights before Halloween. They’ll enjoy looking at their creations for a few days before the pumpkins need to be thrown out.

  • City to hire American Engineers for bow bridge work

    Carrollton City Council agreed to hire American Engineers Oct. 10, as its engineer for the Bow Bridge project, but will wait to hire the firm for phase two of the river walk and Kentucky River trail project.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis brought a bid proposal and cost sheet from American Engineers. The engineering cost estimate for the bridge is $19,600. The city received a Transportation Enhancement grant of $100,000 with a $20,000 local match, leaving $100,400 in construction funds for the bridge decking, Mathis said.