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  • Five-year plan may include Second Street used car lot

    Revitalizing the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue with, possibly, a used car lot remains a top priority for the mayor and city council in the upcoming revision of the city of Carrollton’s five-year comprehensive plan.

    A special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan was held Tuesday, April 12. Mayor Robb Adams, Code Enforcement Official John Welch and council members Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were in attendance.

  • Mock crash to teach students dangers of unsafe driving

    Make sound decisions. That is the mantra told to all of students, especially when behind the wheel of a vehicle or astride a motorcycle.

    Carroll County High School students will face the reality of unsound decisions when the school hosts a mock crash Thursday, April 28.

    “We schedule one of these every four years so that every high school student is reached once,” Carroll County Youth Services Center Director Tracey Reynolds said. “The thought is if we held one every year the impact would lessen.”

  • Ohio man arrested for connection in General Butler employee’s death

    An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal traffic incident March 13, on I-71 in Henry County that resulted in the death of a General Butler State Resort Park employee Andrew Persanyi, 74, of La Grange.

    Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton Ohio, was arrested April 6, in Ohio, on a warrant to obtain by Kentucky State Police. He was charged with reckless homicide, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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.”

  • Trimble County woman dies in crash on Hwy. 36

    A Trimble County woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday, April 11, on Hwy. 36 east in Carroll County.

  • Leaders to discuss the future of downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s economic restructuring committee invites business and property owners in downtown Carrollton to attend a discussion tentatively entitled, “Downtown Carrollton: Where we are going and how do we get there.” The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the second floor courtroom at the downtown courthouse.

    The discussion will include conducting a “SWOT” analysis on downtown, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

  • Introducing the Carroll County Prom Court
  • Twice as sweet: CCHS alumna Devine, Thomas More win second national title

    Carroll County High School 2012 graduate Hannah Devine joined an elite group when the Thomas More Lady Saints repeated as NCAA Division-III women’s basketball champions April 4, defeating Tufts University 63-51.

    Thomas More finished the season 33-0 and ran its consecutive win streak to 66 games. The current streak is second only to the University of Connecticut Lady Huskies’ 75 wins in a row.

  • Carroll County Memorial Hospital breaks ground on addition

    Construction got underway for a 1,000 square foot addition to Carroll County Memorial Hospital that will house the Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment.

    In a Tuesday interview, Digital Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said the additional space will mean that “patients don’t have to go out in the weather” for MRI services.

    The MRI is now housed in a mobile vehicle at the rear of the hospital.

  • UPDATE: Two killed in crash on I-71       

    Two people were killed, including a Carrollton man, after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday, April 12, on I-71 southbound in Henry County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at approximately 4 a.m. April 12, of a two-vehicle collision on I-71 southbound at the 35-mile marker. Preliminary investigation shows a vehicle operated by Jordan Mefford, 23, of Carrollton, was travelling southbound when a tractor trailer travelling northbound crossed the median and struck Mefford head on, according to a KSP news release.