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  • Fiscal Court Briefs | July 17, 2013

    County to apply for spay, neuter grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to apply for a state spay/neuter grant at its July 9 meeting. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said $150,000 is available statewide. The county has applied in the past and worked with Carroll County Animal Support to operate the local program. Tomlinson asked Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Robert Yoder to handle the grant application that was due July 15.

    Trails project to begin

  • Be aware of potential scams

    For those of us who recall what it was like to have dinner regularly interrupted by unwanted telemarketers, late last month was a special time. It marked the 10th anniversary of the National Do Not Call Registry.

    The program, not surprisingly, was an immediate hit, with 50 million phone numbers added in the first three months alone. Now, there are more than 221 million phone numbers on file, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 

  • Chamber picnic successful, more events upcoming

    Business networking and building professional relationships is what the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is all about.

    Last week, the Chamber had a wonderful Member Appreciation Picnic at the beautiful Camp Kysoc.  Chamber members in attendance enjoyed great food, games and fellowship with fellow members.

    Thank you to the Carroll County Detention Center for doing an excellent job with the food. Thank you to the local businesses and organizations for their donations for the drawing.

  • Open testing set for Kentucky Speedway

    The Sept. 20 ZLOOP 150 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event will mark the tour’s 20th Kentucky Speedway appearance since making its debut on the venue’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in 2000.

    The series will prepare for its Bluegrass State return — it’s been since 2009 — with an open test Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour break for lunch at noon. Media are welcome to attend the session.

  • Farm bill amendment will allow hemp research

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

  • State Treasurer warns public to be aware of treasure scammers

    State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is informing the public that several business firms are using the “Freedom of Information Act” to obtain unclaimed property owner information in order to “sell” individuals an unclaimed property search. 

  • Readers on vacation | July 17, 2013
  • Library offers free music that’s perfectly legal

    It seems like technology gets the best of us sometimes. The pace that things change and evolve seems to match the speed of light. While we all heard of the theory of relativity and the formula, E=MC2 do we really know what that means? Sometimes technology has that feeling. Libraries have to try to be on the front lines of technology and anticipate what and how our communities will embrace it.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 17, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com


    Wednesday, July 17: Diabetic shoes presentation with Michael, 10:15 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, July 18: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 19: Senior breakfast Bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, Gazpacho, 11 a.m.; dancing and dinner in Madison, Ind., 3:30 p.m.