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  • 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

  • Police investigate threats at high school

    Kentucky State Police and the Trimble County Sheriff’s Department were called to Trimble County High School Wednesday, Oct. 15 after a document was discovered that contained threats to the safety of students, staff and community members.

  • Court OKs funds for clock repair

    Repairs to the Courthouse clock tower and the Masterson House roof topped Tuesday’s regular Fiscal Court meeting.

    The clock tower on the courthouse was damaged when Hurricane Ike blew threw Carroll County on Sept. 14.

    “We have not spent very much money on that clock tower,” Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    The price for a new clock, all new parts and a new controller for all four clocks is $18,240. That price does not include the installation, Tomlinson said.

  • Health fair, poker run highlight weekend

    STAFF REPORT

    Carroll County residents will have something to do each day of the weekend, with Arkema’s Health and Safety Fair on Friday, the Project Comfort Blitz Day on Saturday (see story above),  and a poker run Sunday to raise money for the annual Shop with a Cop program.

     The Arkema health fair is set for noon to 6 p.m. in the big white barn near the plant on U.S. Hwy. 42 East.