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  • Contractors working to clean up county roadsides from debris, trash

    Contract workers hired by Carroll County Fiscal Court are out on the roads facing the daunting task of clearing the county’s roadsides of trash and debris.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told Fiscal Court at its Tuesday meeting that eight people picking up trash is contract labor. He said they started on Hwy. 227 at the Owen County line and by the first break had a truck full of trash.

  • County sets another Camp Kysoc cleanup for April 6

    A second cleanup day for Camp Kysoc is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cleanup is again limited to people who are 18 years and older due to the nature of work and equipment that will be used. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson apologized saying insurance stipulates the minimum age but he said there are other opportunities for young people to help at Kysoc.

    Tomlinson said there is painting, leaves to be moved and many other things that can be done to spruce up the property.

  • Carrollton council tackles expected budget shortfall

    Carrollton City Council held a special meeting with city department heads Monday looking for ways to cut spending to bring it more in line with revenue next year.

    Mayor Robb Adams started Monday’s special budget session by explaining that expenses exceed the expected revenue for 2019-20 by more than $259,000. He noted this is also without the $215,000 to purchase street sweeper that council has been considering for next year.

  • Carrollton man dies in Madison wreck

    A two vehicle collision, March 22, on Lanier Drive in Madison , Ind. resulted in the death of Justin Blankenship, 30, of Hanover, Ind.

    Blankenship, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving left the northbound lane and struck a passenger car traveling in the southbound lane.

  • Carroll library trustees look at uses for expansion

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Trustees got its first look at a feasibility study on potential uses of recently acquired property on the block between Court and Fourth streets.

    The report that followed months of discussion about the library’s needs and proposes a 7,141 square foot addition and a new covered plaza facing Court Street. The former DJ’s Bar and the old Western Auto store would be demolished to make room for these improvements.

  • Study shows Carroll health detriments, improvements in recent years

    Carroll County is making progress with community health factors but performed worse than last year for health outcomes based on this year’s annual County Health Rankings recently released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

    In helping to determine the rankings, the study looks at outcomes such as length of life and quality of life. Factors inspected and ranked compared to Kentucky’s 120 counties are health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.

  • CCMH board removes CEO Harry Hays

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays was relieved of his duties March 8, after the hospital’s board of trustees determined that he had violated “the terms and conditions of his employment contract.”

    Board of Trustees president Dennis Raisor made the announcement in a letter to CCMH employees, March 8.

    After considerable deliberation, Raisor said, the board of trustees determined that because of the violations that they would no longer employ Hays as CEO.

  • PSC investigating West Carroll for high water loss

    Kentucky’s Public Service Commission is investigating a dozen water companies across the state based on high amount of water loss. One of them is located here in Carroll County.

    The West Carroll Water District, which serves 972 customers across Carroll, Henry and Trimble counties was reported to have a 38.46 percent water loss in 2017, according to a Public Service Commission news release. According to the commission’s regulations, water loss of no more than 15 percent is acceptable and built into the rate system for districts.

  • Post office warns of recent scam attempts

    A Carroll County resident has recently received two United States Postal Service priority mail envelopes containing a cover letter and a check. The letter asks the person to cash the check enclosed and for them to send an amount back to the person who sent the letter.

  • Carrollton makes 5th Street at Sycamore a four-way stop

    Motorists traveling Fifth Street in Carrollton will soon find a new stop sign at the intersection with Sycamore Street.

    Carrollton City Council approved placement of additional signs to make the intersection a four-way stop at a special meeting Thursday, March 7.

    Mayor Robb Adams said the stop sign issue arose again after there were three wrecks at the intersection in the span of a month. Calls for a stop sign there had previously been turned down.

    That intersection was one of a few on Carrollton’s side streets without a four-way stop.