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  • Consider non-food treats this Halloween

    Malique Wright is a typical 10-year-old boy. A student at Cartmell Elementary, he enjoys playing with his friends and on his Xbox and is a member of the Carroll County Yellow Jackets football team.

  • Bid too high on firehouse project

    Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 to reject its only bid for the firehouse wall stabilization project, located on Court Street, because it was more than $20,000 over the estimate. The lone bid came from C&H/M Excavating, Inc., and totaled $74,321.

  • City receives a state grant for river walk

    The city of Carrollton received a $52,000 Recreational Trail Program grant to extend the river walk along the Ohio River across the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and across Point Park.

    It was one of 25 grants awarded by the state. Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear issued a news release Oct. 12, announcing nearly $1.3 million in RTP grants to develop and maintain trail projects throughout Kentucky.  

  • Public library to host Bigfoot lecture, book signing Oct. 15

    Local author Reva McManis will be signing her book” Kentucky Squatch’n” Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6–7:30 pm. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Joining McManis will be Thomas Shay and Rodney Adams, lead investigators of the Trimble County Bigfoot Research Team. Shay and Adams will be presenting a lecture about their research.

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  • Remodeled store to reopen in December

    The Carrollton Taco Bell restaurant came tumbling down Oct. 8, in order to rebuild the newest style as directed by the franchise agreement.

    Carrollton location general manager Minoka Beemon said the new Taco Bell would be very similar to the one in Madison, Ind., that went through the franchise renewal process three or four years ago.

    Beemon said the new restaurant would have three food lines, which will increase their efficiency. The old restaurant had two food lines.

  • Hydrant flushing moved up to today

    The full system hydrant flushing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, has been moved up to Tuesday, Oct. 13. It will take a few days to flush the entire system.

    Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne told city council Monday that his office has received a number of phone calls about brown water in the system. This was caused by the installation of a new transmission main last week on Polk Street. CU did some flow reversal, and it created a disturbance, he said.

  • Tobacco Festival Faces

    Tobacco Festival Parade Winners

    Oldest Tractor

    Ed Humble - 1937 Model A John Deere

    Largest Tractor Group

    Pioneer Power Tractor and Engine Club

    Parade Float - Overall

    First - American Legion

    Second - Darret Family

    Parade Float - Business

    First - First National bank

    Second - Bella’s Style on Main

    Third - Little Hands/Big Hearts

  • Two killed in single vehicle incident Sat.

    A Carroll County couple was killed in a single vehicle incident Oct. 4.

    Evelyn ”Beth” Tuttle, 22, of Worthville, and Gregory S. Simpson, 26, of Carrollton, were found unresponsive and were pronounced dead by the Carroll County Coroner at the scene. 

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a call from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a fatal vehicle incident just after 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Public Information Officer Trooper Josh Lawson said.