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  • Prestonville City Commission | Aug. 19, 2013

    Citizens ask questions about recent audits

    During the citizen’s comments portion of the Aug. 19, Prestonville Commission meeting, former mayor Spike Barnes addressed the mayor  and commissioners regarding the information included in the recent audit for 2010 and the auditor’s results. 

    Barnes wanted to set the record straight, and let the group know that he was not the mayor for part of 2010, as the audit had stated.  

  • New home for county road dept., taxes levied

    Carroll County is now the proud owner of the former state road barn located on Hwy. 227, near the high school football stadium.

    During the Fiscal Court meeting, rescheduled to Friday morning, Aug. 30, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the magistrates that he would be signing the deed to the property, previously owned by District 6 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, later that morning. The county owes a balance $101,600 for the property, he said. The total cost was $127,000.

  • Storms cancel concert, postpone fireworks to next day

    The City of Carrollton family celebration at Point Park was rained out Saturday for the third time. It was previously scheduled for the Fourth of July, then rescheduled two days later.

    Vendors were set up Saturday morning, but were forced to take cover when afternoon storms flared up and continued into the evening. Concerts by T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang and Dennis Wheeler were canceled. Fireworks were rescheduled and held Sunday evening.

  • Group hopes to aid recovering addicts

    Attendance was impressive as a group of concerned citizens held a second meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park in Carrollton to discuss ways to help recovering drug addicts and their families find much-needed support here in Carroll County.

    Hope Against Dope co-organizers Jeremy Tharp and Jessica Herrell held a meeting at the park shelter house the previous week, during which many people affected by drugs and alcohol addiction spoke about the need for more resources in the community.

  • General Butler Park to host rally for Airstream owners

    Carroll County’s General Butler State Resort Park will host the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International next week, Sept. 11-15.

    More than 65 Airstream vehicles are signed up for camping at Butler Park, from brand-new units to the iconic vintage aluminum trailers, said Larry Spaulding, a member of Region 5’s Kentucky Unit. Region 5 also includes six other units from Indiana and Illinois.

  • Prestonville city attorney resigns; tax rate set

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Alecia Gamm-Hubbard, city attorney for Prestonville, is leaving the post as of Sept. 19.

    Hubbard announced her resignation, effective Sept. 19, at the regular city commission meeting Aug. 19. 

    In a prepared statement, she cited “too many obligations” as her reason for leaving. “I believe we have accomplished a lot,” Hubbard told the commissioners. She said she did not want them to “feel abandoned.”

  • Rep. Massie’s Town Hall covers variety of issues

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Special to The News-Democrat

    “If you want your opinion heard in Washington, call your Congressman.”

    That statement was one of many messages Kentucky’s 4th District Representative Thomas Massie strongly emphasized during a Town Hall meeting Thursday at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • 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.”