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  • Plans underway for reopening dealership

    The Herb Kinman Chevrolet property on Hwy. 227 could a dealership once again through a new plan announced in Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Rob Marshall, owner of the Marshall Auto Group, told magistrates he has been approved by General Motors to open a dealership at the former Herb Kinman Chevrolet. He hopes to close on the property by July 1, and open in late July.

  • JCTC Carrollton’s campus kicks off Future 42 initiative

    An ongoing partnership over many years between Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus and local industry leaders now has a brand, a logo and a renewed sense of urgency highlighted by leaders Thursday evening as part of the Future 42 Signing Day.

    “In the next two to seven years, 44 percent of our job market will retire,” said Heather Yocum, director of the JCTC Carrollton Campus. “That means 20 to 30 years of experience will go out the door. The time is now to get more students in the pipeline for these programs.”

  • County awaits FEMA reimbursement

    Carroll County has sent in paperwork for reimbursement and review for the county’s eight FEMA projects covering multiple sites damaged by the 2018 flood.

  • Progress continues on Point Park splash park

    The water features are now in place on the city of Carrollton’s new splash park, but it may be a while before it’s ready for children to enjoy.

    During the May 6 city council meeting, Mayor Robb Adams said there are a couple of larger things to complete, along with some other smaller ones. “I don’t know when it will be open,” he said.

  • Sewer line crossing Ky. River damaged by flooding earlier this year

    A Carrollton Utilities sewer line that crosses the Kentucky River is in the process of being replaced after flood water shifted an embankment, damaging the line.

    Bill Osborne, Carrollton Utilities general manager, said in an interview Monday the sewage leak happened in the line crossing the Kentucky River below Eagle Creek and above the Hinkle Contracting asphalt plant.

  • Wildlife to blame for Monday morning’s power outage

    A raccoon found its way into equipment at Kentucky Utilities’ Mason Street substation in Carrollton leaving hundreds of households in the dark Monday morning. It even led officials to close Carroll County Schools because every building except the middle school, was without electricity.

    KU spokeswoman Liz Pratt said the outage occurred around 5:45 a.m. Monday and was due to wildlife getting into the equipment. Crews at Mason Street confirmed it was a raccoon.

  • The ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for voters in Tuesday’s primary election

    “Being prepared before going to the polls makes Election Day run smoothly for everyone. This is an important election with our constitutional officers on the ballot, so I encourage Kentucky voters to take note of these helpful tips,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official.

    DO verify your voter registration status before you head to the polls. Registration status is available GoVoteKY.com, Kentucky’s one-stop voter portal.

  • Highland House to host benefit May 25

    Music. A mentalist. A meal. A mission.

    This describes the fun evening set for the Highland House in Carrollton, Saturday, May 25, that is part of a benefit and community awareness campaign for Kylie’s Journey — a Kidney for Kylie.

    The benefit for Kylie Newsome will feature music by the Dirt Road Band, performing classic country and southern rock, and entertainment with mentalist Richard Osterlind. With 35 years of performances, Osterlind is world-renowned for his magic and mentalism.

  • A mother’s plea

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.

    The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.

  • Budget includes city employee raises

    New police cruisers, equipment to protect the health of firefighters by cleaning their turnout gear, improvements central dispatch equipment, continued funding for school resource officers and 3 percent pay increases for city workers and a new street sweeper are among the items getting an initial nod of approval in next year’s city of Carrollton budget.