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  • Upcoming training on how architectural features affect downtown

    The City of Carrollton Design and Review Board is bringing training opportunities to the Carrollton Commercial District.

    Carrollton Main Street Manager and DRB ex-officio Sam Burgess said the Kentucky Heritage Council would present “Mr. Muddle”– a model demonstrating how introducing architectural features can easily change the historical look of a building–and information on historic tax credits at the April Design and Review Board meeting on April 17 at 7 p.m.

  • CCHS alum makes a difference through music

    Last December Carroll County High School class of 1978 alumnus Chris Tolliver was recognized by School Band and Orchestra magazine as the Kentucky representative in their 19th edition of “50 Directors Who Made A Difference.”

    The magazine accepts nominations from all 50 states, reviews the applications and selects a representative from each state.

  • Lady Panthers end drought, win 42-39 over Gallatin Co.

    For the first time since Dec. 21, 2010, the Carroll County Lady Panthers basketball team has defeated border and district rival Gallatin County. Back then, current Gallatin County head coach Randy Mefford was sitting on the opposite bench, sporting the black and gold. But Tuesday night it was head coach Paul Stone and the ‘16-‘17 edition of the Lady Panthers celebrating when the final horn sounded.

  • Tomlinson chairs the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his first meeting Feb. 8, in Frankfort, as chairman of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts.

    The KCADD is the association that represents the 600-plus board members of the 15 Area Development Districts throughout the Commonwealth. Tomlinson is in his second year chairing the board for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. 

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  • Library purchases van for outreach program thanks to NAS donation

    The Carroll County Public Library has a new 2017 Ford Transit Connect van thanks to the generosity of North American Stainless.

    Carroll County Public Library Director Hillary Arney said that NAS assistant to the president Melanie Stewart asked if the library had any outreach programs that the company could support. Arney spoke to Stewart about the need to have transportation for the expanded library outreach programs.

  • Methamphetamine on the rise so far in 2017

    Only a month-and-a-half into 2017 and the Carrollton Police Department is already seeing a rise in its methamphetamine cases.

    Since Jan. 1, the department has investigated eight possession and four trafficking cases of methamphetamine, CPD Officer Tim Gividen said. The department has confiscated 40.78 grams of the drug so far this year. In all of 2016, the department confiscated 56.34 grams.

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  • CPD to have jurisdiction in other counties; Park update

    Carrollton Police Department officers now have jurisdiction in 26 other Kentucky counties should they come across a blatant violation while they are traveling through the area.

    Council approved a resolution to approve an amendment to the interlocal agreement creating the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System. Mayor Robb Adams explained that this does not mean the general public will start seeing police officers from other counties actively patrolling the streets.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with Dow-Corning

    Dow-Corning presented Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 14, with an updated Foreign Trade Zone Agreement. The zone agreement provides the local industry with tax incentives. Dow-Corning has been operating under the current agreement since 2012, and makes payments to taxing entities in lieu of assessed values.

    The proposed agreement is essentially the same except that Dow-Corning wants to issue one check to the county, and the county would issue the funds to the proper taxing entities rather than Dow-Corning issuing five or six checks.