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Local News

  • 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.

  • Soil and Water Commission

    Voters will be asked to select four candidates; three candidates are on the ballot. Write-ins allowed. Each candidate answered the questionnaire in phone interviews.

    Bobby G. Gibson, 62

    Farmer

    Carroll County resident for 45 years

    Why are you seeking re-election?

    I enjoy working with fellow farmers and hope some of the programs will help preserve the land.

    Why are you best qualified?

  • Carroll County Clerk

    Alice Marsh, 46

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk

    Carroll County resident for 26 years

    This candidate is unopposed.

    Why are you running for office?

  • Carroll County Board of Education

    Voters will choose one candidate for each division;

    all candidates are running unopposed.

    Tommy Unker, 54

    Educational Division 1

    Employed at Kentucky Utilities Ghent Plant

    Lifelong Carroll County resident

    Appointed and later elected in 2004 for a full term; chairman from 2007-08; vice chairman, 2006-07