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Today's News

  • Carrollton City Council | March 13, 2013 issue

    CFD wins state grant

    The Carrollton Fire Department received a $6,400 matching grant for a new thermal imaging camera from the Kentucky Fire Commission. It is a 50/50 matching grant, meaning $3,200 will come from the state and $3,200 from the city budget.
    Fire Chief Greg Beck said council has not set aside this amount for the grant. He asked that the city pull from the $40,000 it had earmarked for the fire truck grant from the carryover funds because he did not think the city would receive the truck grant this year.

  • Sewer cleaning

    A contractor for Carrollton Utilities will be cleaning and using a sewer TV camera on the sewer line on Highland Avenue next week. The work will take place from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. starting Monday, March 18 and will be completed next week. One lane of traffic will be blocked and parking will be restricted during that time.

  • Beck resigns as fire chief, options to be discussed

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck tendered his resignation March 5, but has agreed to continue working in a part-time capacity to ensure a smooth transition until a new chief is named.

    In a letter accepted by city council Monday night, Beck said he will leave the full-time post March 24 to take a position as a firefighter with another agency in Northern Kentucky.

  • St. John Catholic Church’s history preserved in new book by local

    What began as casual research into his family’s genealogical roots became a four-year project culminating in a 235-page book highlighting the rich history of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton.

    Dr. John Smith, formerly of Carrollton, wrote “St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,” which spans 1853-2013.

  • Don’t miss ‘Les Mis’

    It’s a classic novel, a Broadway hit and an Oscar-nominated film, and now it is coming to a stage near you.

    Carroll County High School presents “Les Misérables,” starring about 25 local high school and elementary school children. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Three Rivers earns national accreditation

    Three Rivers District Health Department is one of the first 11 in the nation to receive national accreditation.

    The Public Health Accreditation Board recently awarded the status to the district, which operates health departments in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Three Rivers District Director Dr. Georgia Heise said work began on the new national accreditation process about 10 years ago. Officials with the health district knew before the process was formalized that it was a goal they wanted to achieve.

  • Gas leak in city causes evacuations

    A small gas leak in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Carrollton on Tuesday, March 5, turned into a big headache for Carrollton Utilities workers.

    General Manager Bill Osborne said in a news release that Dennis Wheeler, a CU serviceman, was making a routine service call to 714 Sixth St. between 10-10:30 a.m. when he detected the odor of natural gas in the area. Once he confirmed the leak, he called into CU for assistance.

  • Public Forum: What the people had to say

    “For Carrollton to be successful, we must ______.”

    • Invest significantly in the downtown business district, including the waterfront.

    • Invest in youth, after school programs.

    • Finish addressing façade issues, especially the backs of buildings.

    • Have a collaborative effort between business owners and city to spruce up downtown.

    • Clean sidewalks and curb areas; plant trees and flowers to beautify it.

  • Davis, Hays win ‘Cutie Pie’ titles

    Kroger’s Relay For Life “Cutie Pie Contest” has ended, and the winners are: first place girls, Grace Annabelle Davis, 6-week-old daughter of Nathan and Crystal Davis; second place girls, Lulu Tharp, 1-year-old daughter of Jeff Tharp and Glenna Dellaquila; third place girls, Kaylee Belle Kapecki, 1-year-old daughter of Robert and Katie Kapecki and first place boys winner is Channing Hays, three-month-old son of Deidra  Harlow and Jimmy Hays.
    Kroger’s Relay Team appreciates the support of all the Cutie Pies who participated in the contest.

  • Relay Event: Bidding on basketball

    Kroger’s Relay Team will have March basketball silent auction baskets March 1-24. Bid on your favorite team, University of Kentucky or University of Louisville. Highest bid wins.