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  • Three flown to UofL Hospital after mutiple vehicle crash

    Three people were flown to the University of Louisville Friday, Aug. 2, due to injuries sustained in three-vehicle incident in front of McDonalds at 3149 Hwy. 227. James See, 68, of Wheatley, was in life threatening condition as of press time. Debra See, 54, also of Wheatley, and Amanda Pope, 20, of Carrollton also were injured, however updates on their condition were not available by press time.

  • All the right moves
  • Practice makes perfect

    Carroll County High School Band of Gold’s halftime show this season will consist of two songs, “Earth Dance,” and “Never More,” assistant band director Kelly Hash said. “Never More” is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, “The Raven,” but the show has more of an African rhythm-feel, he said. 

  • Board of Education approved modular, tennis court lights

    Carroll County Board of Education approved contracts for an Early Head Start modular building at the high school and tennis court lights at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board accepted Sustainable Modular Management’s bid of $103,770 for a new 30-foot by 70-foot modular building for the county’s Early Head Start program. Delivery charges of $9,885 also were accepted.

  • Fiscal court lowers taxes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got the 2013 round of setting tax levies off to a good start by lowering the county’s real estate rate.

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, fiscal court set this year’s rate at 3.9 cents per $100 of assessed value, down from last year’s rate of 4.5 cents per $100. This translates into savings of $6 for a home assessed at $100,000.

  • Second blast delayed at Milton-Madison Bridge

    The demolition of a second section of the old U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge will be demolished at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

    That decision came Tuesday afternoon after officials called it off indefinitely but then decided to proceed with it on Thursday, instead of on Wednesday as originally planned.

  • Alternates will help control CCMS project costs

    Carroll County Board of Education moved a step forward in its renovation and expansion plans for Carroll County Middle School with its approval of the design development documents.

    John Gilbert of RossTarrant Architects presented the board with cost estimates showing the project could exceed $9 million if all renovations in the plans are to be completed. Budget for the project is $7.625 million.

  • Auditor finds more issues in ‘09, ‘11 for P’ville

    Results from the city of Prestonville’s fiscal year 2009 and 2011 audit reports found similar issues to the recently-completed 2008 fiscal year audit, most of which have since been rectified. However there were still a couple of new discrepancies found.

    Ed Lentz of Ross and Company, PLLC of Louisville conducted all three audits.

  • Takin’ in the music
  • Plans move closer to bid stage for Carrollton river walk

    Carrollton City Council took another small step toward beginning work on the river walk at its meeting Monday night.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz presented city council with a set of plans for the project, which won approval with the addition of stamped concrete and nine lights instead of four. The purpose of the presentation was to get city leaders’ blessing so that he could provide more detailed plans with cost estimates, Eberenz said. He will return to the next meeting, Aug. 12, to present.