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  • P&R renovations estimated to take four months

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Oct. 19, to ratify the contract for developing phase I of the Carroll County Park improvements. Magistrate Kerry Graham moved to ratify the contract, and the motion passed unanimously.

    The county contracted with CMW, Inc. of Lexington, Ky., to develop a new viewing area, concession stand and restrooms for the baseball complex.

    The project will address drainage problems around the baseball field and will provide electrical service for the replacement lights.

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  • Champions hosts the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the HIdden In Plain SIght trailer from Dearborn County, Ind., on Oct. 16, at the courthouse square.

    The trailer was filled with items for people to search to see if they could find drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol and other items associated with high risk behavior.

  • SSNK abruptly announces it will cease operations

    The Senior Services of Northern Kentucky will cease services effective Friday, Oct. 23.

    The announcement caught community leaders by surprise. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said SSNK made the announcement to the leadership of the counties involved this past Monday, Oct. 19, at a meeting held at the Boone County Public Library in Burlington.

  • James hired as short-term curriculum coach at CCS

    Carroll County Board of Education agreed to hire past Carroll County superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., under a 30-day contract to work with three to four teachers from each building as a curriculum coach. Most of the teachers selected are new to the teaching profession.

    During the special board meeting Oct. 13, Superintendent Bill Hogan told the board that the administration has reviewed the entire curriculum provided by the teaching staff. Hogan proposed hiring a curriculum coach to provide an extra set of eyes until the end of the calendar year.

  • Carroll County At Work: Dale Robinson (T is for telecommunications technician)

    Change would best describe Dale Robinson’s 42-year career in the telecommunications industry.

    He has spent his entire career working out of the Carrollton Seventh Street location, but under three different names–first for South Central Bell, then Bell South and now AT&T. His first work truck still had Southern Bell on it.

  • County park upgrades, P&R changes discussed

    Discussions about Carroll County Parks and Recreation dominated the Oct. 13, Carroll County fiscal court meeting.

    CMW partner Brian Hill and associate Brian Weidlich presented the court with preliminary drawings of the new concession, restroom and spectator viewing area for the baseball complex at the Carroll County Park.

  • Dinner raises $5,582 for local BBBS

    “I intentionally wake up every morning,” WAVE 3 news anchor Dawne Gee told the Big Brothers Big Sisters audience Oct. 8, at their fundraising event.

    “I intentionally plan on making a difference today,” she said.

    Quoting Margaret Mead, Gee said she was changing the world one person at a time.

    Gee began her speech by telling the story of a day she referred to as “Bloody Sunday,” when she ended up in west Louisville.