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  • 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
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    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.

  • Snow crews face limited supplies to battle winter

    Local and state road crews scramble for salt as winter continues to rear its ugly head in Carroll County and across the country.

    Carrollton Public Works supervisor Ronnie Knight said Friday that the city was almost completely out of salt after the snow Sunday, Feb. 2. Crews began working at about 3 a.m. Sunday and continued salting and plowing into Monday’s workday, using about 30 tons of salt. The city has three trucks for salting and plowing, and it typically takes about three hours to go over all of the city streets once, Knight said.

  • Race for the Top Job

    The five candidates running for Carroll County judge-executive were put to their first test of the campaign season during a debate Tuesday night in the cafeteria at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Scholarship opens doors for Reardon

    Jordan Reardon knew after graduation he wanted a good job that put his skills in science and math to work. However, he didn’t like the thought of borrowing large sums of money to secure a four-year college degree.

    A scholarship opportunity through the Carroll County Training Consortium was the answer. It helped him develop his skills and secure a good job at Dow Corning Carrollton site.

  • CCAS to begin opening county shelter in March

    Beginning March 1, volunteers with Carroll County Animal Support will begin opening the county shelter on Boone Road to allow area residents to adopt dogs.

    The volunteer program cleared its final hurdle at the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting as the county agreed to pay $267.18 for liability insurance that will allow a volunteer program to operate at the shelter, if the policy meets with the county attorney’s approval.