http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml/todaysnews/rss.xml en Carroll donates water, supplies to Johnson County flood relief efforts http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-donates-water-supplies-johnson-county-flood-relief-efforts <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flooddonations_img_0008.jpg" alt="Carrollton City Hall was the local collection point for donations to the Johnson County flood relief efforts. From left: Carrollton Police Officer Tim Gividen, Mark Smith and JP Dale move a pallet of water into the Carrollton Fire Department trailer Friday, July 17. The water and other donations will be delivered Thursday, July 23." title="Carrollton City Hall was the local collection point for donations to the Johnson County flood relief efforts. From left: Carrollton Police Officer Tim Gividen, Mark Smith and JP Dale move a pallet of water into the Carrollton Fire Department trailer Friday, July 17. The water and other donations will be delivered Thursday, July 23." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County residents lent a helping hand to flood-ravaged Johnson County, sending truckloads of supplies last week, with another trip planned Thursday morning.</span></p> <p> At least four people were killed, and emergency workers estimated that 500 Johnson County homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.</p> <p> Flooding occurred after six inches of rain fell on Johnson County Monday, July 13, more than anywhere else in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.</p> See ya later, Golden Arches http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/see-ya-later-golden-arches <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mickeyd_9299.jpg" alt="Demolition began Tuesday, July 21, on the Carroll County McDonalds store, located at 3149 Hwy. 227. Merrel Bierman Excavating, Inc. of Clarksville, Ind., is the contractor for the demolition. The store will be rebuilt and reopen in October. " title="Demolition began Tuesday, July 21, on the Carroll County McDonalds store, located at 3149 Hwy. 227. Merrel Bierman Excavating, Inc. of Clarksville, Ind., is the contractor for the demolition. The store will be rebuilt and reopen in October. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.</span></p> <p> The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald&rsquo;s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.</p> Prepping for Fridays http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/prepping-fridays <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fbpractice_am1a1533.jpg" alt="Above: Senior wide receiver Shawn Sturdivant keeps his eye on the ball and makes the grab. " title="Above: Senior wide receiver Shawn Sturdivant keeps his eye on the ball and makes the grab. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Carroll County High School football team is enduring two-a-day-practices following dead period. Practicing in just helmets and shoulder pads for now, they will begin practicing in their full pads Aug. 1.</span></p> Dancing the night away! http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/dancing-night-away <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bc_audience.jpg" alt="The heat did not keep the crowd away for the Backyard Concert Series July 18. Nobody’z Bizzness featuring Leo Night had the crowd up and moving all evening. The concert series is presented by General Butler State Resort Park and the Friends of Butler and sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Earl Floyd Ford. The next concert features bluegrass band Hog Operation, Aug 15. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is held on the Butler-Turpin House lawn. Admission to the concert is free." title="The heat did not keep the crowd away for the Backyard Concert Series July 18. Nobody’z Bizzness featuring Leo Night had the crowd up and moving all evening. The concert series is presented by General Butler State Resort Park and the Friends of Butler and sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Earl Floyd Ford. The next concert features bluegrass band Hog Operation, Aug 15. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is held on the Butler-Turpin House lawn. Admission to the concert is free." align="left" hspace="6" /> Police search for suspects in burglary cases http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/police-search-suspects-burglary-cases <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.</span></p> <p> Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,&rdquo; he said.</p> No one injured in recent trailer fire http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/no-one-injured-recent-trailer-fire <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/newlibertyfire.jpg" alt="A trailer located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle in Worthville continued to smoke after it caught fire July 13. New Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded. " title="A trailer located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle in Worthville continued to smoke after it caught fire July 13. New Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.</span></p> <p> No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe&rsquo;s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred.&nbsp;</p> Carrollton City Council http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carrollton-city-council-3 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Council considers adopting codes</span></p> <p> Carrollton city council discussed adopting the property maintenance code and one- and two-family residential code at a special council meeting July 15. The regular meeting July 13, was rescheduled due to the threat of severe weather.</p> Leading the way: McKinney, Gray hired at iLead Academy http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/leading-way-mckinney-gray-hired-ilead-academy <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ileadbuilding.jpg" alt="The new iLead Academy is located at 2557 Hwy. 227, at the corner of the shopping complex. The open area, currently awaiting carpeting, will be the community center. The doors in the rear of the building lead to the classroom area, while the doors to the nearside is the maker space." title="The new iLead Academy is located at 2557 Hwy. 227, at the corner of the shopping complex. The open area, currently awaiting carpeting, will be the community center. The doors in the rear of the building lead to the classroom area, while the doors to the nearside is the maker space." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">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.</span></p> <p> Forty incoming freshman from five counties&ndash;Henry (9), Owen (9), Carroll (8), Gallatin (8) and Trimble (6)&ndash;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.</p>