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  • Carroll named a Work Ready In Progress area

    Carroll County joins Boyd, Greenup, Knott and Lawrence counties as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress status, and Hopkins County was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community in an announcement from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

    The Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require.

  • Christian Academy celebrates National Day of Prayer

    Christian Academy of Carrollton celebrated National Day of Prayer May 7, with several class performances and a speech from the Rev. Dr. Chris White, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton.

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.” That was the Bible verse of the day at Christian Academy.

    “When is God listening?” White asked the children. “… I know I can pray all the time, but when is God listening?”

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  • New high school athletic complex tops $3 million

    Carroll County Board of Education accepted a bid of more than $3.4 million for the construction of the Carroll County High School athletic complex at a special meeting Monday, May 11.

    Other items on the agenda were change orders to the Carroll County Middle School construction project and a land purchase on Fourth Street.

    The school board voted to accept the bid submitted by Weir Construction for the athletic field upgrades. Weir was the only bidder for the project.

  • NAS celebrates its 25th anniversary in U.S. steel market

    North American Stainless, a division of the Acerinox Group in Spain, celebrated its 25 years in the U.S. stainless steel market with festivities at its Ghent. mill on May 5 and 6. 

    North American Stainless was formed in April 1990, selling its first coil of stainless steel in early 1993.  Over several phases of development, NAS has grown from a re-roller in the early 1990s, to the largest, fully-integrated stainless steel mill in North America.

  • Carrollton golf cart issue tabled for now

    An ordinance permitting golf carts within the Carrollton city limits has been tabled for now so that “issues” can be cleaned up, Mayor Robb Adams told city council and guests in the audience at the regular council meeting May 11. The ordinance will have “drastic enough changes” to require another first and second reading, he said. However, Adams said he expects council will approve it once changes are made.

  • Serving up pancakes for scholarships
  • First reading to allow DRC to provide tax incentives

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Tuesday, May 12, for the first reading of an ordinance for DRC Industries.

    DRC Industries had been approved March 29, 2012 for the Kentucky Business Investment Program state tax incentives for an expansion project that would create more jobs. The economy declined about this time and DRC was granted a grace period to take advantage of the incentives.

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  • Matt Jones to Carrollton

    Radio personality Matt Jones will host his show, Kentucky Sports Radio, from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, May 15, from the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine.