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  • Senior Calendar | July 13, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton.

    Thursday, July 13: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; nutrition education Carroll County cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; Ruwe Pharmacy/free blood pressure and sugar che3cks, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 13, 2017

    National Ice Cream Day, Monday, July 17, stop in at the library for a free ice cream sandwich or frozen treat, all day! When School’s out, Shakespeare’s in! Explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design and more! This one week camp will result in a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Camp Shakespeare will be held July 17-21 every afternoon from 1-4 p.m., Sign-up now please. National Ice Cream Day! Monday July 17

  • Bell spins, wins Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

    Christopher Bell earned his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and fifth of his career early Friday by holding off Brandon Jones in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The 22-year-old overcame a spin early in the race and led the final 37 laps in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

  • Busch repeats as Alsco 300 winner

    By KEVIN KELLY

    The Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. 

    A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch started from the pole and led the final 33 laps.

  • Truex Jr. survives late restart to win QS400

    Martin Truex Jr. had the dominant car in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday, July 8, at Kentucky Speedway.

    “I think this was probably the best car I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. “I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”

  • Paving list finalized; dispatch supervisor position approved

    Five city streets and three alleys have been included in the 2017-2018 paving list. Carrollton City Council approved the final list at its meeting July 10. Mayor Robb Adams said he would contact Ohio Valley Asphalt the following day and get a start date.

  • Cyber policy now covers clerks’ office

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh asked Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday to include her office under the county’s policy on preventing a data breach.

    The fact that the clerks’ office wasn’t covered by the policy in the county policy manual came to light during a routine annual state audit.

  • Turning 30 brings ‘lessons’ for life

    Is a minute always 60 seconds? An hour always 60 minutes? A day always 24 hours? I don’t think so.

    Why? Because it feels like time just keeps flying by quicker and quicker every year.

    As I’m sitting at my desk typing this column, my time in the 20s is rapidly fading. If you’re reading this column, it’s over. I am no longer “in my 20s.” I have now hit 30.

  • KIP report finds students try tobacco and alcohol

    The alcohol and cigarette usage by Carroll County students is following the national trend as reported in the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey of students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12.

    National and Kentucky trends summarized in the survey report say that alcohol use among 10th graders has steadily declined in the U.S., dropping more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2016. Alcohol use among 10th graders has generally fallen slightly below the U.S. rate and the decline in use has been seen among Kentucky youth as well.

  • Community Calendar | July 13, 2017

    New events

    Saturday, July 15

    Backyard Concert Series, back lawn of the Historic Butler-Turpin House.

    Benefit ride for Rebecca Garrett, Saturday, July 15, registration is from 10 a.m. until noon, cost is $10 single or $15 per couple. Ride starts and ends at Bill and Shirley Davis, 3376 Hwy 42 west, Carrollton. Live music, BBQ Plate, Raffle and more, for additional information call (502) 525-3111 or (502) 525-0796.

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism to use Point Park for the Kentucky River Paddle Race.

    Wednesday, July 19