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  • County passes budget, donates $1 million to JCTC building project

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $12.2 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at its most recent meeting Thursday, June 26.

    Before the second reading of the budget, approved at $12,244,894, Magistrate Dean Miller raised concern about funding for senior citizen transportation as he had to loan cars to the group for a trip.

    “I wanted to make sure we have enough money in there to buy a new van for the senior citizens,” Miller said.

  • Kentucky parks commissioner set to speak at July 9 Rotary meeting

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker will be the guest speaker at the July 9 Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting. The lunch meeting begins at noon in the Burley Room at Two Rivers Restaurant in the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Rotary President Jeff Moore said he invited Walker to the meeting to speak on the status of the tree harvest that the park undertook late last year due to the infestation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer.

  • Celebrating Race Week
  • Tuttle Tots raises more than $9,000 for scholarship

    Winners not pictured:

    • 3K Walk Men’s Division: Steve Meadows, first place; John Brockman, second place; and Chris Yates, third place.

    • 3K Run 14 and under Girls’ Division: Sydney Amyx, first place; Julia Settles, second place; and Eden Richmond, third place.

    • 3K Run 40-49 Men’s Division: Dennis Amyx, first place.

    • 3K Run 50-59 Men’s Division: Brad Becraft, first place, and Donnie Williams, second place.

  • Hogan selected as new Carroll County superintendent

    When Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., says ‘goodbye’ to Carroll County Schools and ‘hello’ to retirement June 30, a familiar face will be taking the reins. Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Bill Hogan has been promoted to superintendent, effective July 1.

  • Residents want C’ton cleaned up

    Carrollton resident Jimmy Supplee is tired of the way Carrollton looks, and he wants city leaders to know about it.

    Supplee spoke to Carrollton City Council Monday, June 23, about the need to clean up the town. He opened by complimenting Mayor Gene McMurry and the current and previous councils for all the work they have done on the riverfront, including the river walk, Point Park and 2Rivers Campground.

  • Methadone clinic now operational in Carrollton

    A drug treatment facility will soon be open near the corner of 11th and Schuerman streets – a heavy traffic area in Carrollton that sits on the Safe Routes to School path.

    Carroll Counseling LLC is located at 539A 11th Street and will be distributing methadone – a drug that can be used to treat addicted individuals.

  • Express Care will decrease waits for walk-ins at CCMH

    Walk-in patients’ concerns about long waits will be addressed as Carroll County Memorial Hospital adds a new Express Care service.

    Beginning July 1, walk-in patients at Carroll County Family Practice will be seen by the new Express Care nurse practitioner, no longer impacting scheduled appointments with its doctors.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said Express Care will operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Social media ‘Wonder Dog’ rescued

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    One scared dog that hid in the corner of a kennel as its picture was taken has garnered worldwide social media frenzy for the Carroll County Animal Society.

    Russell, an 18-month-old, was one of seven dogs surrendered by their owner to the animal shelter. Six dogs, including Russell, were adopted because of this response, as of Monday afternoon.

  • Caring for community