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  • 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.

  • Agreement between CCMH and DXP Imaging recently announced

    Patients will see expanded services beginning Sept. 30 at Carroll County Memorial Hospital with the addition of an on-site radiologist.

     CCMH, an affiliate of Norton Healthcare, recently signed an agreement with DXP Imaging to advance the hospital’s radiology capabilities, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said.

  • Morrison bags top-ranking buck

    When George Morrison went deer hunting at one of his favorite spots in the Mill Creek area last fall, he didn’t think he was going to bring much home.

    The veteran hunter, who took up crossbow and bow hunting about four years ago, said he didn’t see many large bucks during bow season and, it seemed, wasn’t going to have any better luck during gun season.

  • Winn cafeteria painted, decorated, ready for use

    When Kathryn Winn Primary students walk into the cafeteria for the first time this school year, they will be greeted with brightly painted walls, colorful globes hanging from the ceiling and their school mascots, Wisdom and Wonder, painted on the doors.

    “We wanted to make it a more welcoming environment and something the kids would be excited about being in,” Principal Gerda Wise said.

  • Have you met ... Tony Jury

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center’s new principal, Tony Jury, knows the importance of hard work and real-life experience for career-readiness.

    Raised on a dairy and tobacco farm in Nelson County, Jury worked throughout his college career to fund his education.

    “That taught me a lot about working hard and responsibility,” Jury said.

    Jury earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and masters degree in vocational education from the University of Kentucky.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge salvage operation hits a few snags

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    The Trimble Banner

    Salvage operations to retrieve tangled sections of steel from the navigational channel continued more than a day after a 700-foot section of the 1929 Milton-Madison Bridge was blasted into the Ohio River last week.

    Salvage crews had obtained a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard to close the navigational channel on the Madison side of the river to commercial traffic for a 24-hour period for the purpose of removing the steel truss from the river bottom.

  • Resurfacing brings more road work to the county

    Motorists in Carroll County can’t seem to escape all of the road work that is under way — Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek, Hwy. 55, Buffalo Creek Road and the intersection of Highland and Park avenues.

    Beware. There’s more on the way this summer, with resurfacing projects approved Tuesday, July 20 by Carroll County Fiscal Court.