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  • Save Camp Kysoc fund could be used as grant match for grounds or donated

    Creating transparency about an unused Save Camp Kysoc fund was the purpose of retired Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s visit to Carroll County Fiscal Court April 12.

    “I want to start off saying I am not here to ask for anything,” Tomlinson said. “I now do not like any early morning meetings, and I had to think twice about which courthouse I had to go to.”

  • April 18 is deadline to register to vote in Kentucky primary

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary Election is Monday, April 18.

    “Our democracy depends on all eligible voters participating in the process,” Grimes said in a news release from her office. “Registering to vote is the first step in being part of the 2016 election cycle. I call on all Kentuckians to get registered and then vote on May 17.”

  • Sen. Paul believes debt is dragging America down

    Fiscal responsibility was the message brought to the Carroll County town hall meeting by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul during his March 31, visit.

    “People might ask, why do I care about spending or why do I talk about debt so much? We borrow right now a million dollars every minute,” Paul said in his prepared remarks.

    The debt is sort of like an anvil that the country is dragging around, he said. It’s slowing us down, slowing the economy down.

  • Dow Corning donates funds for equipment at new campus

    The Dow-Corning Foundation awarded the Carrollton Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College a grant for $177,704 to be used on equipment for the applied processes program lab at the new campus being built on Hwy. 227.

    The company has hired nine JCTC graduates in the last two years and currently has seven JCTC students working in various co-op programs, according to a news release from Dow Corning.

  • Learn about famous Kentuckian Daniel Boone at Chautauqua

    Most people know Daniel Boone through Kentucky history in elementary school or through the television series from the middle to late 60’s. You will hear a different tale of Daniel Boone during the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Daniel Boone: The First Kentuckian on April 14, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine level. Carroll County Arts Board, Friends of Butler and Carroll County Public Library sponsored the event.

  • Scramble for the eggs

    During the event, there was a contest to guess how many jelly beans were in a glass jar. The answer was 3,438 jelly beans. The winner of the 12 and under division was LuLu Tharp of Carrollton with a guess of 3,367. The winner of the older division was Christy Nolan of Milton with a guess of 3,391.

  • Bringing history to life

    Blue verses Gray comes to life April 15-17, at Point Park as Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsors a Civil War Living History.

    Carroll County Schools will visit the living history display Friday, April 15, and Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said that Mary Louden’s Cartmell Elementary history club would camp out with the soldiers on Friday night.

    The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

  • Bringing history to life

    Blue verses Gray comes to life April 15-17, at Point Park as Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsors a Civil War Living History.

    Carroll County Schools will visit the living history display Friday, April 15, and Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said that Mary Louden’s Cartmell Elementary history club would camp out with the soldiers on Friday night.

    The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

  • NAS recognized for its community impact

    North American Stainless was named one of the Top 15 Community Impact Projects of 2015 by Trade and Industry Development magazine.

    North American Stainless is investing $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent, Ky. The company’s 11th expansion since it began operation in 1990 will add a bright annealing line and cold rolling mill and create 36 new jobs. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2017.

  • Dews sworn in as new CPD officer

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy James Dews was sworn in Friday, March 25, as a Carrollton Police Officer. He was hired as a lateral transfer to replace Jennifer Crowell, who recently resigned. Dews’ first shift was that evening.

    Dews was hired by the sheriff’s office Jan. 15, 2015. He was a member of the Carrollton Fire Department from 2010-2012 and is a 2010 Carroll County High School graduate.