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  • New deputy, vehicle approved in sheriff’s budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office budget Dec. 15, but tabled the Carroll County Clerk’s budget until the Jan. 12, fiscal court meeting.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh said she surveyed the four surrounding counties and instead of the 3 percent salary adjustment she budgeted a flat $2 per hour increase for all her employees. One county has a part-time employee making more than her full-time people. She also has proposed a 75-cent per hour increase for every five years of service.

  • Carrollton Police spread Christmas cheer

    This holiday season the Carrollton Police Department may have had something else for you instead of a citation.

    Officers were presenting citizens with $10 gift cards to be spent in the community during “Operation Pull Over.” The stops for the cards were minor traffic violations that normally would receive warnings.

    The gift cards were funded solely by donations, and Carrollton Police Chaplin Tim Polley collected approximately $1,000 in donations.

  • State PSC affirms approval of landfills at KU, LG&E power plants

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has affirmed its earlier approval of combustion waste landfills at power plants operated by the state’s two largest electric utilities, despite sharp increases in the cost of the facilities.

  • Bids sought for new JCTC C’ton campus

    Nearly 10 months after the community reached its $4 million fundraising goal, the bid process for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus is underway.

    Contractors have until Tuesday, Dec. 22 to submit bids to the Kentucky Finance Cabinet when they will be opened to determine who will build the 27,950 square foot building to be located on a 30-acre site across from the entrance to General Butler State Resort Park.

  • CCMH uses ACA to grow; expands its local services

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is bucking the trend in Kentucky with growth and increased profitability at a time when other hospitals are struggling.

    The growth is outlined in a feasibility study prepared for the USDA’s Rural Development Agency as the hospital seeks a $5.5 million loan for a 22,000 square foot expansion.

    The changes brought about through the Affordable Care Act have helped CCMH, while many hospitals across Kentucky are under increased financial stress at a time when more people in the state have health coverage.

  • Dow to become full owner of Dow Corning

    The 72-year partnership between the Dow Chemical Company and Corning Inc. will be coming to end this spring if the transaction is approved by regulatory agencies.

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced Dec. 11, the signing of definitive agreements to an restructure the ownership of Dow Corning Corp.

  • City Council makes decisions about Bow Bridge and property purchase

    Bow Bridge project

    Carrollton City Council approved two resolutions Monday pertaining to the historic Bow Bridge project. The project includes the restoration of the 1860 Bow Arch Bridge, which connects the Point Park river walk to the Carrollton bike and pedestrian master plan. It also includes the design of the bridge deck and its installation at Point Park.

  • Court votes to send pavilion out for contractors to bid

    The new pavilion for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park Baseball Complex is a step closer to reality as Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the design for the complex and authorized architects CMW, Inc. to advertise for bids.

    Fiscal Court held a special meeting at 7 a.m. Dec 12, to approve the project. There was discussion about masonry work on the second floor decking and the light pole location near one of the dugouts.

  • Republican caucus held March 5 in lieu of primary

    By Chris Mayhew

    Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republican voters will vote for their presidential candidate in a March 5 caucus instead of a May primary election.

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul asked the Republican Party of Kentucky for a caucus so he can run for both president and re-election to the U.S. Senate. The party’s central committee voted 111-36 in August to switch to a caucus. Paul has donated $250,000 and has pledged another $200,000 to pay the GOP for the caucus costs.

  • Dow, Dupont announce ‘merger of equals’

    Two of the longest tenured corporations in the United States have approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

    DuPont founded in 1802 and The Dow Chemical Company founded in 1897 would come together to form DowDuPont.