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  • Proclamation: Nov. 2-8 Disabilities Week in Commonwealth

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The entire student body of Cartmell Elementary School on Monday witnessed a bit of Kentucky history on the Capitol steps in Frankfort.

    Steve Nunn, deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, read a proclamation signed in October by Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming Nov. 2-8 to be Individuals with Disabilities Week in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • District automated call system passed Oct. 17 test

    The new automated calling system for the Carroll County School District passed it’s trial run Oct. 17, according to Superintendent Lisa James, except for “a few glitches with work numbers.”

    The system dialed numbers from the district’s database of student home phone numbers; recipients received a message informing them that the call was a test.

    The system will be used to warn parents, guardians and students of emergency conditions and unscheduled school closings caused by inclement weather or other situations, James said.

  • GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

    The Delta Queen eased down the Ohio River past Carrollton on Thursday, Oct. 23, for what may be the very last time.

    Headed for Memphis, Tenn., the famed riverboat later docked along the riverfront at Madison, Ind. It was a crisp, sunny fall day, and many people from both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the sparkling river gathered on the bank to pay their respects and get a last look at the historic boat.

  • Help available for heat costs

    Cold weather is approaching, and many people living in Carroll County may be wondering exactly how they will pay their heating bills this winter.

    A program to help these folks begins Nov. 3 at  the Carroll County Neighborhood Center, 220 7th St.

    The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program will have twice the funding this year, according to a report from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office. Kentucky will receive more than $68 million in federal funding to administer through LIHEAP, said center manager Vicki Kemper.

  • Council seeks public hearing on planned storage facility

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday to pursue a public hearing request regarding a company’s plans to build a liquid-asphalt storage facility near the Kentucky River on land just south of Prestonville.

    Mayor Dwight Louden sumbitted the request earlier this month to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville in response to a notice of plans for the facility, to be built by Louisville Paving Company Inc.

    Primarily, council wanted more specific information about the project and to address concerns about whether or not it will emit an odor into the city.

  • 3 teens charged in shooting at Oakview Estates

    Two adults and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday night for an alleged shooting that occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 24, at Oakview Estates, off of Boone Road.

    The arrests came after a tip was received by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw, Sheriff Ben Smith said.

    The adults arrested were Laci B. Marsh, 18, of Highland Avenue in Carrollton, and Daniel R. Lucas, 19, of Lauren Avenue, Carrollton. Both are being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Blitz volunteers work on 17 area homes

    Sue Berry of Prestonville didn’t think she’d like plastic covering the windows of her trailer on Newcastle Pike.

    A senior citizen whose health requires her to be on oxygen and take regular breathing treatments, Berry said she was afraid the plastic would obscure the view of her back yard. But after the first panel of plastic was installed on a living room window by volunteers Rita Westrick and Kuvungal Davy, she had a change of heart.

  • Annual autumn festival benefits Bedford students

    Students, teachers and staff of Bedford Elementary School invite the community to celebrate the season at this weekend’s annual Fall Festival.

    Featuring food, games and musical entertainment, the fun will begin Saturday, Nov. 1 with opening ceremonies at 10:50 a.m.

    Game booths will be set up in classrooms and hallways around the school from 3-7 p.m. Other activities, including a cornhole tournament and inflatables, will offer additional fun for everyone.

    Fish dinners and children’s hotdog meals will be served in the cafeteria during the event.

  • Penick hired to lead nursing staff at CCMH

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Lisa Penick, the new chief nursing officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, has a long history with the hospital – in fact, she was born there.

    With a mother, a sister and a daughter-in-law who also are nurses, Penick apparently has nursing in her blood. She has been a nurse for 27 years, since the age of 19, and has spent 21 of those years at CCMH.

  • New Mexican eatery nearing completion

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It’s been a slow process erecting the building, but a sign went up last week and El Nopal, a Mexican eatery, is definitely on the verge of opening.

    El Nopal will locate in part of a new building under construction on the south side of the Butler Outlet Mall property.  

    Mall owner Manny Patel said the restaurant will occupy a portion of the building, which also will have space for two other businesses.