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  • Goff presents five-tier plan for improving area

    Carroll County judge-executive candidate Kathy Goff wants the citizens of Carroll County to take pride in their community and be involved in order to create change. She addressed the Carroll County Rotary Club April 9, the third speaker in a five-part series with all of the judge-executive candidates coming to a club meeting.

    Goff told the members they may not have known this, but she was the first female inducted into the Carrollton Rotary Club, and “I hope to be the first female county judge.”

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush fire hydrants on Thursday

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests residents not wash clothes while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Courts office to close early Friday

     The Carroll Circuit Clerk Traffic and Criminal Court, 802 Clay Street will be closing at 11:45 a.m. this Friday. This is a Court of Justice holiday.

  • Hornback sets April 26 legislative forum to review 2014 General Assembly actions

    State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, holds a legislative forum Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon in the old courtroom on the second floor of Carroll County Courthouse.

    Hornback will brief constituents on the 2014 legislative session.  The forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

    “I look forward to seeing folks in Carroll County on Saturday, April 26 and providing an update on this year’s legislative session,” Hornback said.

  • McConnell says health law won’t work, must change

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell brought his message of opposition to the Affordable Care Act to a receptive audience of mostly health care professionals at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Monday.

    McConnell, seeking re-election this year as he campaigns for the Kentucky Republican Party’s nomination in the May 20 primary, held the town hall meeting in the hospital cafeteria, his first public appearance in Carroll County in more than a decade.

  • Get informed at candidate forum April 28

    Want to learn more about who is running locally for political office before the May 20 primary election?

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    All 32 candidates, opposed and unopposed, have been invited. As of Tuesday afternoon, only five have accepted the invitation. The candidates’ deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 18.

  • Rankings put county 83rd out of 120 on its health

    While Carroll County isn’t at the bottom of the barrel, a recent study ranking the overall health of Kentucky’s counties shows there’s much room for improvement here.

    The fifth annual County Health Rankings report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in March, ranks Carroll 83rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • Harvest Complete

    With logging completed in General Butler State Resort Park, state officials are getting ready to start a reforesting program – with help from the public.

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is inviting adults and children to help plant 1,200 seedlings in the park’s new “tree nursery” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the back entrance on 11th Street. The seedlings include native species, such as oak, pine and persimmon, said Gil Lawson, a spokesmen for the state Department of Parks in Frankfort.

  • Council says no more long-term campers

    2Rivers Campground will be closed next winter from Nov. 1-Feb. 28, meaning long-term campers will no longer be allowed to stay.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved the move, but Councilman Mike Gordon noted they could always change their mind again next winter.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said council had previously discussed long-term campers, agreeing it would be left up to his discretion, up to eight sites. Councilman Robb Adams said he did not remember voting on this.