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  • Prestonville approves FY budget on first reading

    Prestonville City Commission approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget on first reading during a special meeting May 6.

    The budget shows anticipated expenses of $55,800, despite the fact that the city expects to receive the $137,855 in funding during the year.

    The budget won initial approval with no comment from commissioners. It will be up for final approval on second reading at the May 20 meeting.

  • Running a-Muck

    Runners of all ages and skill level took to a muddy obstacle course Saturday for the 2nd Mudathlon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Flippin’ flapjacks
  • Council to discuss what they want for river walk

    City leaders delayed action on engineering work for the river walk, saying they to provide input on how the project will look.

    Mayor Gene McMurry brought a resolution to Carrollton City Council on Monday night that would authorize him to enter into a contract with an engineering firm to develop plans for the river walk. But council opted to table it for further discussion.

  • Gohs celebrates her Golden Jubilee as nun

    As she approaches 50 years of service to God’s people through the Catholic Church as a nun in the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sister Paula Gohs still loves her job.

    “I love my work,” she said. “I feel sad for people who aren’t happy when they go to work, because my work has always been very exciting. I don’t dread getting up in the morning. I just enjoy what I do. When your ministry is to serve other people, you get back at least if not more than you give and that’s the hundred-fold of religious life.”

  • Manslaughter convict pleads guilty to new feloly charges

    A former Carroll County resident who spent 20 years in the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange for a 1986 double-manslaughter conviction now faces up to 20 more years in prison.

    Kevin Fitzgerald, 49, pleaded guilty on May 7 to a two-count indictment handed down Feb. 13 by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Ky. He was charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Caucus hears of need for JCTC expansion

    State and local government officials and representatives from the major industrial plants in Carroll County on Saturday took members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus on a tour of the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College to demonstrate the need for a new facility.

  • Celebrating Music
  • Motorcycle safety is important for everyone, not just riders

    Carroll County High School juniors learned about motorcycle safety from both the riders’ and motorists’ perspective from a presentation by Share the Road Kentucky.

    State coordinator and president Glenda Hobbic said the purpose of Share the Road Kentucky is to reduce and prevent accidents. The program was created in part by the Kentucky Motorcycle Association.

  • 2013-14 Fiscal Court budget includes funds for Park to Park trails, river walk to Point Park

    With a 3 percent pay increase to county employees and a 1.74 percent increase to elected county officials and increases in insurance premiums, the proposed 2013-14 budget presented by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson still shows an overall increase of just $9,500 over this year’s budget.

    The budget, OK’d on the first reading during a special meeting Friday, May 3, shows $10.85 million in appropriations balanced by the same amount in estimated receipts for the year, as required by state law.