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  • ‘Come Visit the Point Park Zoo’ is theme of 2014 Senior Event

    The 2014 Carroll County Senior Event “Come Visit the Point Park Zoo” is 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at Point Park in downtown Carrollton.

    This year’s event will feature a variety of animal encounters, many different wild and domestic animals will be present at the event. Featured will be “Kentucky Down Under” animals, Mystic River llamas, animals from the barnyard, raptors, reptiles, and many other animals.

  • Feeding the community
  • Riding for the kids

    Despite the weather, about 80 bikes took the the road Sunday for the Christams In August Poker Run, which helps raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for children. The event raised $4,474.50, which will be donated to the ministerial association.

  • Garrett wins community service award

    Deborah Garrett, Kroger and Earl Floyd Ford were honored with awards from their fellow Carroll County Chamber of Commerce members at the annual banquet Aug. 14, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Chamber President Mark Smith presented lifelong Carroll County resident and long-time volunteer Garrett with the Raymond Ray Community Service Award.

    “I’m honored,” Garrett said in a Tuesday interview. “I never expected it. I’ve been doing this a long time, I just never really expected it.”

  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jamie Wilson

     Kathryn Winn Primary assistant principal

    • Lives in Prospect, Ky.

    • Married to Matt Wilson and has four children
    Education

    • Graduated from South Oldham High School in 2000

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business from Bellarmine University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in teaching from Bellarmine in 2006

    • Completed principalship certification from Spalding University

    Experience

  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jeannie Rohrer

     Cartmell Elementary assistant principal

    • Lifelong resident of Carroll County

    • Married to  Robert Rohrer for 23 years.

    • Daughter, Ashlea Ramsey of Carrollton; stepson and stepdaughter of Madison

    Education

    • Graduated from Carroll County High School in 1984

    • Bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Kentucky University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2006

  • P&Z denies zoning change for used car lot

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-1 at a special commission meeting Aug. 13, to deny a proposal from business owner Dean Miller to make a zoning change at his property at 209 Highland Ave., located in the C-1 district to allow used car lots.

  • CCMH enters video contest, vote to win for Relay

    The staff at Carroll County Memorial Hospital accepted the nationwide Pink Glove Dance challenge and has produced a 90-second video featuring employees there to help raise breast cancer awareness.

    And they want their submission to win the Pink Glove contest.

    The video is one of about 170 in the small hospital category that will be featured on the Pink Glove Dance website at www.pinkglovedance.com and part of the competition that would bring national recognition to the winner, along with a donation of $10,000 to their favorite charity.

  • Fiscal Court vote to hire another deputy ties

    A motion to hire another deputy for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office died Tuesday at fiscal court due to a tie 2-2 vote.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion to hire the additional deputy near the end of the Aug. 12 meeting. District 3 Magistrate Mark Bates seconded the motion. Bowling and Bates cast the two votes in favor of the request from Sheriff Jamie Kinman at the last fiscal court meeting for the additional deputy.

    District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller and Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson voted against the request.

  • City considers helping food pantry find new home

    Carrollton city council is considering a proposal from the Carroll County Food Pantry to construct a new building on a city-owned property on Sixth Street.