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Today's News

  • Carroll golfers split outings

    A large but very young boys golf team has taken to the links and split the matches so far this year.

    On Tuesday August 11 Henry Co took the first match of the year for the boys team by a team score of 177-197.

    Henry County Rebel Glenn Raisor defeated Panther Travis Ellis 43-47,

    Rebel Garrett Black defeated Panther Will Yager 44-48,  Rebel Nathan Paris defeated Panther Jacob Meadows 45-49, Rebel Michael Wilson defeated Panthers Dakota Bickers and Nick Abbott 45-53-53.

  • Chamber awards honors, celebrates local talent during awards banquet

    The annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet was full of glitz and glamour and local talent as singers and dancers took the stage for more than $1,000 in prizes.

    The banquet held Thursday, Aug. 13, at General Butler State Park is part fundraiser, part entertainment and part honors and awards as the Chamber of Commerce earns money to pay for local scholarships.

  • Property owners face tax increases

    Though no one from the general public attended, three public hearings were held last week that will raise taxes on real property and personal tangible property in the Carroll County area.

    The city of Carrollton, the Carroll County Public Library, and the Carroll County Board of Education each had hearings requesting the increases.

  • Grant funds could put bridge replacement on the fast track

    Building a new superstructure on the old piers of the Milton-Madison Bridge is considered the best option for the U.S. 421 bridge spanning the Ohio River, project officials say.

    It could be completed and open to traffic as early as February 2012, if a federal grant application being filed by transportation officials from Kentucky and Indiana is approved.

  • Fiscal court purchases warehouse behind jail

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted during its Aug. 11 meeting to authorize Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of a piece of property on the corner of Eighth and Polk Streets.

    The property is the former Woods Reynolds Warehouse, located directly behind and adjoining the Carroll County Regional Detention Center property. The purchase price is $60,000, according Tomlinson.

    The purchase, Tomlinson said, is “contingent on the completion of a good environmental study and a clear title.”

  • Bevill wins Henry golf outing

    Lyndsey Bevill dominated the field over the weekend at the Henry County Country Club Championships.

    Bevill, a high school regional champion for Carroll County a few years back, held a six-stroke lead after the first day on Saturday, then stretched it to nine on Sunday for a 10-over-par 154. Paula McGlothin finished second at 163 and Samantha Woods was third at 166. Carolyn Adcock, who has won the club championship eight times dating back to 1999, finished tied for fifth at 170.

  • Lions add 5K to Tobacco Festival

    The Carrollton Lions Club has added a new event to the schedule of activities for this year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival. The organization is sponsoring its first 5K run and walk on Saturday morning, September 26, on Lock Road, starting and ending at the back entrance to General Butler State Resort Park. The course follows Lock Road 3.1 miles from the park to the Kentucky River.

  • Merchants upset over sidewalk sale restrictions

    Sidewalk sales are often an important part of a retail business, but many downtown Carrollton businesses were notified recently that they are illegal in some circumstances.

    Section 91 of the city’s code of ordinances gives the restrictions for using the sidewalk in front of a business and sidewalk sales are not included in the ordinance unless it is for seasonal merchandise or as part of a cafe or restaurant.

  • Carroll ladies have busy week on links

    In a tri-team match at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley against Owen and Gallatin Counties, sophomore Quincy Hogan fired low round of the day with a 40 even though she had a few rough holes, head coach Jay Jones said.

  • Celebrating a new park