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  • Dispute over $303,540

    Carrollton city officials want Carroll County Fiscal Court to replenish the local 911 fund with more than $300,000 – money they believe was used to cover the county’s share of program costs.

    The report commissioned by city council makes the claim based on ordinances and an interlocal agreement – signed Nov. 23, 1994, when Bill Welty was mayor and now-mayor Gene McMurry was judge-executive. The fee is paid by landline telephone and cell phone users.

  • Carrollton City Council | Nov. 11 meeting

    Loss control/safety officer position a possibility

    McMurry is in talks with Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne about hiring CU loss control/safety officer Tim Pearson to also cover the city. The mayor said the city paid $1,200 more in liability insurance because the city does not have a loss-control employee. Both Osborne and Pearson are in favor of the arrangement. McMurry said they still need to discuss what share of the expenses the city would pick up. “It’s something we definitely need,” he said.

  • Contractor hired for river walk

    Carrollton City Council awarded the contract for the river walk project to Walter Martin Excavating Inc., of Lexington, Ky. The company bid $184,090 on the base bid for the 10-foot-wide sidewalk that will run from Fifth Street to the Point Park parking lot.

    The city also received base bids from four other companies: Adleta Construction, Knight Construction, Sedam Contracting Corporation and Straight Edge Construction.

  • Relevant Church to host commodity distribution

    Commodity distributions set for next week in Carroll County will be held at new locations now that Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission ended its management food distribution.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting that the county had to “scramble” to find a good place to do the food distribution programs that serve local families and senior citizens.

  • Berry visits English, talks about the ‘Good Ole Days’

    Award winning author, poet and activist Wendell Berry shared stories he penned in one of his collections during a visit to the Historic English School Nov. 9.

    Berry, a native of Henry County, is a well-known author who has written more than 50 books in his lifetime.

    “The idea at first was, I would tell some stories,” Berry told the audience, but he doesn’t “like to wing it,” so instead he read from his collection of short stories titled, “That Distant Land.”

  • Scouting for Food begins Saturday to fill shelves in local food pantry

    Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts from Troop 418, Girl Scouts, Brownies and high school volunteers will hit the streets of the community as the 27th annual Scouting for Food project beginns Saturday, Nov. 16.

    Scouts will provide each home with a front door notice reminding them that they will return at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 seeking donations of non-perishable food for the Community Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church basement and at the Carroll County Crisis Center.

  • Yard sale signs may be removed
  • Take the opportunity to honor all who served

    As I sit here, I think about all the honors and privileges I have been given over the years of my life – getting to do things I dreamed of as a young boy.

    How many people ever get to, actually, live out their dreams?

    Well, I can say that I did. I started playing in the dirt as soon as I could crawl. When I was a little boy, my mother would take me to Fourth Street to see the soldiers getting on the buses to go serve their country.

  • New roof | Nov. 11, 2013
  • Many from Carroll County served in Revoluntary War

    Editor’s note: Despite extensive research into the lives and service records of the Revolutionary War veterans included in this story, the information contained here is far from complete. The writer indicates within the story where plausible connections to other events or family members have been made for which validation requires further research. Anyone willing to share research with additional information on those mentioned in this story is welcome to contact the writer at pmclaughlin@mycarrollnews.com.