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  • New fireworks vendor brings bigger show for less money

    An American flag will light up the night sky over the Ohio River in Carrollton during this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

    The pyrotechnic flag, along with 24 red-tailed salutes, will be part of a display from Vito’s Fireworks in Covington, selected by Carrollton City Council Monday night as this year’s vendor.

    Unhappy with the pricing of Freedom Fireworks from Louisville at the last meeting, Councilman Robb Adams sought proposals from Vito’s, which had put on other shows he had attended.

  • Four seriously injured in collision on Hwy. 36

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision this morning on Hwy. 36 in Carroll County. 

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police responded to the crash after Carroll County Dispatch received a 911 call at 11:36 a.m.

  • Kinman remembered for his kindness, giving nature

    Carroll County businessman Herb Kinman will be remembered as a generous man who loved his family and his friends. He supported numerous organizations and fundraisers throughout the community over the years, but he was equally as charitable to people he barely even knew.

    Kinman, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital of a heart attack. His full obituary can be found on page 3.

  • Winter Warriors
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree coming to Butler

    Construction work is underway at Butler Outlet Mall to expand for new Hibbett Sporting Goods and Dollar Tree stores set to open this spring.

    Krishna Patel, who owns the outlet mall with his father Manny Patel, said this is the first phase of three they are planning for the retail facility on Hwy. 227.

    By the end of March, Patel said the construction will be complete on store spaces for Hibbett and Dollar Tree. He said the sporting goods location will be about 5,500 square feet, while Dollar Tree’s new space will be about 8,000 square feet.

  • Hospital adding full-time MRI services in April

    The expansion of services in the radiology department at Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues this spring with the addition of full-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging services.

    In a Monday interview, Digital Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said this is a major advancement for CCMH, which currently has a mobile MRI unit available two half-days — Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

    “Our patients won’t have to wait to get their tests done,” she said.

  • City of Prestonville finances are looking up

    Prestonville city leaders got an update Monday night on finances showing they have more than $114,000 in the bank.

    Prestonville City Clerk/Treasurer Allison Willhoite provided the city commissioners with reports showing their CD was set to mature May 13, with a current value of $84,166.  She said the city’s bank account contains another $30,001.

  • Another snowy Sunday
  • President’s Day Openings and Closings | Feb. 17, 2014

    Carroll County Schools are in session today, making up a snow day. Christian Academy of Carrollton also is in session.

    Carroll County Circuit Court and the County Attorney’s Office are open.

  • Carroll County Schools, CAC dismiss early Friday

    Carroll County Schools will be dismissing early today due to inclement weather. The times for release for each school are as follows:

    12:10 - Cartmell Elementary

    12:20 - Carroll County High School

    12:35 Carroll County Middle School

    12:40 Kathryn Winn Primary

    Christian Academy of Carrollton also will be dismissing early today at 1 p.m.