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  • Less revenue, more cuts to 2014-15 C’ton budget

    Carrollton City Council made cuts to its proposed 2014-15 spending plans Tuesday, March 11, by agreeing to delay purchase of a new fire truck, reduce a requested increase in the mayor’s salary and remove funds to purchase a city trolley.

    Council had the fire department’s request fresh on their mind at the start of the meeting after looking at a truck earlier in the day that Daviess County had purchased. The E-One pumper carries a price tag of $385,000.

  • Budgets for police, fire approved

    Additional drug testing and a new cruiser are included in Carrollton Police Department’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget, while the Carrollton Fire Department will receive new equipment, uniforms and fire protective gear.

    Drug testing for Carrollton Police Department officers and dispatchers will be required twice a year beginning in the 2014-15 fiscal year per a request from the police chief.

  • Rising Above the Storm

    March 2, 2012.

    It’s been a little more than two years since the EF1 tornado swept through Carroll County and changed M.G. and Barbara Long’s lives forever.

    Their home at 2578 King’s Ridge Road in Carroll County was one of the hardest hit in the county. Almost all of the exterior walls – including the garage – and most of the roof were ripped off, and insulation and debris filled every crevice in a matter of minutes.

  • Bridge closure likely through end of March

    Preparation work continues for the main slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, officials say, but it appears likely the bridge will remain closed through at least the end of the month.

    The sequence of events required to open the bridge will take about two or more weeks, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Doe-Anderson, the public relations firm representing the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • Prestonville set to pay sewer bill early, hired mowing company

    The City of Prestonville hopes to save the city and its residents years of sewer costs by paying the remainder of the money borrowed to upgrade the sewer as early as this year.

    During the March 17 meeting, the mayor and commissioners discussed paying off the additional amount, currently about $98,000, as soon as possible.

    “It will benefit everybody in Prestonville,” Mayor Billy Walker said.  He went on to say he has been “pushing for this for a while.”

  • Feelin’ the need for speed
  • County Attorney introduces Drive Safe program for traffic violations

    Carroll County Attorney Nicholas Marsh Tuesday introduced Drive Safe Kentucky, a new program to teach and refresh safe driving techniques and review traffic laws of Kentucky.

    The goal of this program is to make the participant a safer driver and to reduce the number of repeat offenders by providing education on traffic and driving safety issues. If eligible, participants will complete the program online or by DVD instead of appearing in court.

  • City proclaims child abuse prevention month

    City of Carrollton has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, according to a proclamation signed by Mayor Gene McMurry.

    The document states that every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving permanent home where his or her physical, emotional and educational needs are fully met thereby giving the child an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.

  • Fiscal Court helps Carrollton pay for fireworks

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday approved $7,500 toward the city of Carrollton’s Fourth of July fireworks show at Point Park.

    District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said he had received a request from the city to assist with about $8,000, half of the cost of a show that had been estimated to cost $16,000.

  • Chimney fire