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  • Resurfacing to begin on I-71 in Henry and Trimble counties

    Motorists traveling on northbound Interstate 71 in Henry and Trimble Counties will see construction signs being installed this week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded a contract for asphalt resurfacing on the northbound lanes of I-71 between the KY 55 overpass in Henry County and the Trimble/Carroll County line (mile points 37.1 to 38.8). 

    Contract crews are scheduled to begin work on Wednesday, Sept. 24, performing pavement base failure repairs in advance of asphalt paving.

  • 2014 Carroll County Tobacco Festival Pageants
  • Celebrating our heritage

    Port William Historical Society helds the annual Heritage Day event Saturday, Sept. 13. The event included a number of children’s activities, demonstrators and an historical baseball game featuring the Vevay White Stockings playing by the 1859 rules.

  • Angotti retires as Extension agent

     Grace Angotti, Carroll County Extension Agent for Family Consumer Sciences, retired Sept. 12, after 17 years with the Carroll County Extension Service.

    “It was a good time for me to retire,” Angotti said. “… I was able to go out with one of my favorite activities, the Senior Event.”

    The Carroll County Extension Council honored Angotti Friday with a reception at the extension office.

  • Cattlemen’s Association Family Farm Field Day this Saturday

    Beef cattle is now Carroll County’s number one agricultural cash crop. Carroll County producers have made capital investments in pasture improvement, cattle handling facilities, hay handling and storage and genetics using the Agricultural Development cost-share funds.

    Maximizing these investments will be the focus of the Family Farm Field Day being held Sept. 20, at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Rd. Signs on Hwy. 36 East will direct visitors to the location.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Spent bullet shells were scattered through the hallways of Carroll County High School Saturday after two armed students entered the school firing their AK-47s at everyone in their path.

    The shells show their path in the front door, by the library and then upstairs in the school where four local police officers and a sheriff’s deputy took them down in a blaze of bullets at the end of a hallway.

  • Gallatin Steel acquired by Nucor for $770 million

    Officials with Nucor Corp. announced Monday that they have reached an agreement to purchase Gallatin Steel Co., which is based in Ghent with operations in Gallatin and Carroll counties.

    “We are both excited and proud to have the men and women of the Gallatin team join our Nucor family,” John Ferriola, chairman, CEO and president of Nucor, said in a news release.

    Nucor will purchase all equity of Gallatin Steel for about $770 million.

  • Driver injured in Hwy. 227 accident

    A Missouri man was injured after his car struck a guardrail, went airborne and crossed Hwy. 227, coming to a stop in a wooded area on the General Butler State Resort Park property.

    Carrollton Police Department received a call at 5:25 p.m. Sept. 10 about a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 36 East and Hwy. 227.

    Eli Thompson of Piedmont, Mo., was traveling west on Hwy. 36 when he lost control of his vehicle, a 2008 Pontiac G6 sedan, CPD Officer Tim Gividen said.

  • Prestonville Commission

    Prestonville ready for winter

    Paul’s Tires was awarded the bid for snow removal for the city of Prestonville at the commission meeting Sept. 15.

    The city recently requested sealed bids for snow removal for the upcoming winter and received two bids.

    The first bid was from Dustin Smith at $125 per call. The second bid was from Paul’s Tires at $150 per call to shovel snow, and another $150 if salt is needed.

  • Crowning Moment