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Today's News

  • Carroll County Senior Center | July 30, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.

    Thursday, July 30: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, July 31: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; fruit pizza, noon.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 30, 2015

    The Carroll County Public Library has been designated as an official Passport Acceptance Facility for new and renewed passports. Application forms are available at the library or online. You must bring a current passport photo (available at RiteAid) as well as proper identification and payment. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, July 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie “Home”, 2 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Prescription drug abuse has decreased since state legislation passed in 2012

    Earlier this year, when the General Assembly approved legislation designed to curb the state’s heroin epidemic, many called the law a national model because of the way it blended additional treatment, smart-on-crime measures and tougher penalties for traffickers.

    On Monday, we learned that another comprehensive law in this field, this one targeting prescription drug abuse, is making the significant difference that other legislators and I had hoped when we passed it in 2012.

  • Rural mail study puts focus on problems

    Kentucky New Era

    Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country’s urban areas. The National Newspaper Association, long an advocate on rural postal service issues because many smaller newspapers are delivered through the mail, applauded the study.

  • Death by confinement

    The State Journal

    Whether it’s from stupidity, negligence, being distracted — or some combination of the three — the number of children and pets that die in closed-up cars each summer is staggering. Perhaps in relative terms the numbers aren’t so large — 38 kids and more than 150 dogs — but for something that is totally preventable, even one of each would be far too many and a tragedy in the lives of those involved.

  • City moves ahead with Main Street project, will work on ways to curb speeding issue

    The sidewalk and utilities project on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in front of Down On Main restaurant is finally getting started. Council unanimously approved moving forward on the project, despite cost estimates of about $40,000 more than what was budgeted.

  • CCMS, CCHS construction projects both running behind schedule

    Construction progress was the hot topic at the Carroll County Board of Education meeting July 23.

    Marilla Construction, general contractor for the Carroll County Middle School renovation and addition, asked to meet with Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan and Chief Operations Officer Larry Curell to start developing a contingency plan for housing students for the first week or two of school. A month of rain and other factors have had an adverse effect on the projected completion date for the renovation of the old gym and basement.

  • County to install culvert; roads in disrepair due to rain

    Carroll County Fiscal Court accepted the bid from Luhn and Oak Construction at its July 28, meeting to install a box culvert on Ghent Eagle North in Sanders. The winning bid was $30,800 and was $33,000 less than the bid submitted by C and R Construction from Elizabeth, Ind.

    The culvert is 8 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 28 feet long. The road will be closed for two to three weeks for the concrete to cure.

     

    Road report

  • Leading the way: McKinney, Gray hired at iLead Academy

    Personalized learning will take another step forward this school year with the opening of the iLead Academy, a regional career academy focusing on nontraditional education for students who are accelerated in and math science and are interested in a career in engineering.

    Forty incoming freshman from five counties–Henry (9), Owen (9), Carroll (8), Gallatin (8) and Trimble (6)–will make up the inaugural class. A few students who are on the waiting list may be added before the beginning of the school year.

  • Back In My Day | Pauline Suter

    Imagine living through World War I and II, the Great Depression and 12 Triple Crown winners. That has been the life of Pauline Herald Suter, who turned 100 on June 26.

    Suter was born on the family farm close to Monterey, Ky., to Elmer and Olia Breeden Herald. She had two older sisters, Lela Wilson and Mabel Stephenson and a younger brother Ralph Muriel Herald.