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  • Water leak floods areas of JCTC campus in Carrollton

    A water leak discovered Monday morning at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus on Main Street caused a few headaches but no apparent major damage to the three-story building at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.

  • Finally Open!

    Those who have had to make the trek between Carrollton and Milton regularly using the Locust Road-Fairview Heights-Hunters Heights detour likely rejoiced Saturday, Aug. 24, when they discovered the new Locust Creek Bridge on Hwy. 36 West finally was reopened to traffic.

    The road had been closed since March 11. According to the contract between Judy Construction of Cynthiana and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6, the bridge was to reopen June 8 and the entire project was to be completed by June 30.

  • Summer credit recovery a success, district wins grant

    Students took advantage of an opportunity to earn credits over the summer at the Center for Accelerated Learning, the site of the recent Carroll County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 22.

    “Mr. (Jeffery) Root has taken this ball and run with it,” Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., said. “He has done an exceptional job of getting this off the ground.”

  • Residents unite to battle drug problem

    It is common knowledge that Carroll County has a drug problem. Now, local citizens are joining together to become a part of the solution.

    More than 80 people – including members of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County EMS – gathered Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Point Park to share how drugs have affected their lives and to brainstorm ideas on how to address the issue. The next meeting is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park.

  • Community effort key to winning drug war

    The city of Carrollton is supportive of the efforts by the police, court system and community in the fight against the local drug problem, but “we are not the ones who can do anything about it,” Mayor Gene McMurry said at the Monday council meeting.

  • City adds first woman, youngest officers

    The Carrollton Police Department is breaking new ground, hiring its first female police officer and its youngest police officer.

    Jennifer Crowell and Keith Dews reported for duty Friday, Aug. 16. While the day may not have been the most exciting – including filling out an abundance of paperwork, getting their weapons issued and learning out how to fill out reports on the computer – it was the first step to the start of their new careers.

  • Preserving a Piece of the Past
  • Carrollton City Council |Aug. 21, 2013

    Schuerman St. speed limit stays at 25 mph

    Carrollton City Council voted, 5-1, to keep the speed limit 25 mph on Schuerman St. Councilman Mike Gordon was the dissenting vote.

    Gordon said he had received several requests from residents to raise the speed limit on Schuerman from 25 mph to 35 mph.

  • County projects move forward as planner is sought on JCTC campus

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has been busy with a streetscape project, along with working on a trails project, a bridge and the courthouse itself.

    Magistrates got an update Tuesday, Aug. 13, on the many projects underway around the courthouse and the county.

    Over the past several months, the sidewalks and lawn of the downtown courthouse have undergone improvements through a Streetscape grant project.

  • Teacher added for record kindergarten class

    Carroll County Schools is seeing an influx of students this year, which has led to one of the largest kindergarten classes the district has seen.

    Kathryn Winn Primary School Principal Gerda Wise said Monday there are 179 enrolled in kindergarten, up from about 150 students last year.

    “I believe it is the largest,” Wise said, adding that it is bigger than any she has seen in her 29 years with the school district.