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  • Eighth grade ceremony to be ticketed event

    Due to safety concerns in the gymnasium, Carroll County Middle School eighth-graders will be limited to three tickets per graduate for the Moving Up ceremony, scheduled for 6 p.m. May 17.

    Everyone, including children and infants, must have a ticket for admission.

    This is not the first time the ceremony has required tickets for admission. Four years ago when the high school junior class was eighth-graders, the event also was ticketed. Principal Dana Oak said the event will remain that way from this year forward.

  • New sidewalks coming to Ghent

    If all goes well, the city of Ghent may be sporting new sidewalks downtown by the end of the year.

    During the April 9 city commission meeting, Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering told commissioners that he is hoping to advertise for bids on the project by the end of May and allow bids to be submitted for 30 days.

    Depending on how quickly the bid process is completed, work on the project could start in July or August.

  • For the birds
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  • Down to Earth
  • Police arrest pair after alleged meth lab found

    Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested a couple on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in their home.

    Casey Pennington, 38, and Destiny Tyler, 33, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and two counts of controlled substance endangerment to child.

  • Have you met ... Gail Becraft

    Gail Becraft’s secret to longevity in the field of education: Teach what you love.

    A native of Menifee County in Eastern Kentucky, Becraft earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University. She later earned her master’s at University of Louisville.

    In 1990, she moved to Carroll County with her husband, Brad, who had landed a job teaching physics and math at Carroll County High School. Fresh out of college, she was hired to teach at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Prestonville city building goes smoke free

    Prestonville City Commission had a busy April meeting. The local government body approved making city hall smoke-free, sent its budget back for reformatting and OK’ed returning a sign to the city park.

    At its April 15 meeting, the commission, acting on the suggestion of City Attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard, Mayor pro tem Rae Stevens made a motion for the city building to become smoke free.  There was no opposition, and the proposal was unanimously passed. 

  • First readings approved for ‘13-’14 city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-2013 city budget as well as approve the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at their meeting Monday, April 22. The second reading will be held May 13.

    For the city, the general funds balance going forward was amended to $1,193,689 from $868,564. The total estimated revenues increased to $4,286,256, with the total resources at $5,479,945.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane April 23

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries U.S .421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    KYTC implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.