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  • C’ton council OKs splash park opening today

    The long-awaited opening of the new splash park at Carrollton’s Point Park is here just in time for summer’s first official heatwave.

    The splash park, located in the city’s Point Park in downtown Carrollton, opens at noon today, Thursday, June 27, to help children have fun outdoors playing in the water to cool off as temperatures hit the 90s.

    The splash park passed state inspection last week, allowing city officials to set in place final plans for its operation.

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  • Fiscal court talks road repairs, gives OK to second reading of $11.7 million budget

    Roads continue to be the major concern among members of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the in-place patching on southbound Interstate 71 work began Monday, June 24, at the Carroll and Gallatin County Line. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appropriated $500,000 for the repairs.

  • Owenton restaurant owner charged in fatal ATV crash

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    An Owenton restaurant owner and former Owen County court security officer was arrested Friday following a fatal ATV accident near Monterey.

    Mario Chavez, 42, was charged with first-degree assault and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Repeat rainfalls continue to drench Carroll County
  • Dow employees celebrate Pride

    A colorful rainbow flag was added to the pole at Dow’s Carrollton site Tuesday in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month, celebrated each year in June.

    This is the first year that the LGBTQ+ employee resource group at Dow in Carrollton has flown the Pride flag and taken part in other events celebrating Pride Month. The local group is one 40 chapters with more than 4,000 members at Dow operations in 30 countries, where they are known as GLAD — the Gays, Lesbians and Allies Employee Network at Dow.

  • Fence install, health permit last items for splash park opening

    Water spraying from the giant bat, a rotating baseball or a soccer ball could be cooling off youngsters as early as next week.

    The long-awaited opening of the city of Carrollton’s new splash park is just days away.

    Mayor Robb Adams said the park cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as it passed a state inspection. Now, the city is awaiting Three Rivers District Health Department to issue the permit that allows it to open.

  • Corinth Lake bass find home at Butler

    Crews from the fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will remove largemouth bass from Corinth Lake in Grant County in the coming weeks to help alleviate fish overcrowding and improve growth rates.

     “We are planning to remove about 500 largemouth bass measuring from 8-11 inches,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “Annual population sampling indicates a decrease in growth rates and condition of fish in this size range.”

  • Plastics company to open in Owen

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    A local incentive package that will aid Pounds of Plastics, Inc. in locating to Owenton was finalized by the Owen County Fiscal Court.

    While state incentives were approved last fall, Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis said with any multi-million dollar deal, a “great amount of diligence is warranted.”

  • Fiscal court discusses Kentucky River problems from recent rains

    Substantial rainfall has made an impact throughout the region and it was also discussed by magistrates during Tuesday morning’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told magistrates that FEMA officials were in the county and looking at areas impacted by flooding from earlier this year.

    “While they were here, something else has happened. We’ve got some areas of real concern I think with the Kentucky River, what it’s doing in Eagle Creek, the Happy Hollow area.”