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  • Wet conditions cause tobacco crop damage

    Heavy precipitation in Carroll County was the culprit, not only for canceling a number of outdoor activities, but also for harming some of the area’s tobacco crop.

    Wilting plants is typically associated with not having enough water. However with tobacco, wilt is caused by the lack of water taken up by the roots because of oversaturation, Carroll County Extension Agent Christin Herbst said. This process is called “drowning tobacco” or “wet feet.”

  • Carroll Faces | July 10, 2013
  • Emergency services agreements OK’d

    Fiscal Court approved two executive orders extending agreements with emergency-service providers and approved a proposed rate schedule adjustment for Carroll County Emergency Medical Services for 2013 at its July 5 meeting.

    Rates for all ambulance calls were raised by 5 percent, as recommended by SDI, which processes claims for the county EMS department. The company advises annual rate increases to stay in line with approved rates used by Medicare and commercial insurance companies for reimbursement rates paid on behalf of the patient.

  • Carrollton City Council | July 10, 2013

    Bishop’s Trace stop work order discussed

    Code Enforcement Officer John Welch reported to council that he is continuing to look into the berm that caused the stop work order at the Bishop’s Trace subdivision on Schuermann Street. The berm, which is two feet higher than it was originally engineered to be, is causing a drainage issue on Herb Kinman’s adjacent properties. 

  • High school tennis courts now under construction

    If you have driven down Hwy. 227 past the Carroll County High School in the past week, you may have noticed something is missing.

    Construction began last week on the installation of the new tennis courts at the high school, meaning the old ones had to be removed. Tennis Technology Inc. of Louisville won the bid for the project at a cost of $103,222. The bid included three new courts, net posts and a vinyl coated fence with two gates. The company also will fix the drainage issues by installing a perimeter drainage system.

  • Getting creative

     

    Time 2 Invent Club held its first meeting Monday, July 7, at Cartmell. Meetings will be held Mondays and Wednesdays until July 24. Students in fourth through eighth grade will come from 1-2 p.m., while students in kindergarten to third grade will come from 2-3 p.m.

  • Carroll receives $7,000 grant for early childhood learning

    Carroll County is one of 58 Community Early Childhood Councils in 91 counties to receive grant funding to promote school readiness for children.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday $1.2 million in funding as a part of his office’s continuing commitment to improving education and health services for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

  • Wet Weather Weekend: Fireworks, concert postponed twice

    Rain reports for Carroll County and the surrounding areas have varied over the past few days, but one thing is for certain: It was enough to flood part of Hwy. 36 East and to cancel the Fourth of July festivities twice.

    According to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, areas of Carroll County registered 2-4 inches of precipitation from July 1-8, while parts of Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties had up to eight inches. However, the Kentucky Mesonet only measured 2.11 inches over the same time period.

  • Wet Weather Weekend: Regatta Cup race canceled for first time in 63 years

    MADISON, Ind.—High water levels of the rain-swollen Ohio River forced the cancellation of the 2013 Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup over the weekend.

    An inordinate amount of rainfall over the region kept officials of Madison Regatta, Inc., and H1 Unlimited guessing all weekend as to how soon the rising water would stabilize. Madison Regatta, Inc., is the volunteer organization that promotes the race each year. H1 Unlimited is the governing body for Unlimited hydroplane racing internationally.

  • JCTC campus in search of architects for master plan

    Kentucky’s Division of Engineering and Administration is now soliciting architects to develop the master plan for Jefferson Community and Technical College’s new Carrollton campus.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson shared the “good news” with magistrates during Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.