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  • Bridge repairs, resurfacing project under way on U.S. 42

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After a beautiful summer without a lot of road construction, the state Department of Transportation is back, bringing traffic congestion to two main arteries into and out of Carrollton.

  • Making the band

    About 16 band members marched in the Thursday afternoon heat, in an abandoned parking lot behind Trimble County High School. Without their instruments, the group counted and paced in rhythm. It was a lesson in synchronicity taught by new leader, Matthew Leedy.

    The 23-year-old musician started as new band director for the school’s program in late July.

  • Ex-CFO alleges fiscal misconduct at CCMH

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    After just two months on the job, Bob Robertson, Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s chief financial officer, has left.

  • Perry, Willis recognized for work with Trooper Island camp

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers from Trimble County were honored recently for their support of Trooper Island.

    Trooper Island is a free camp for Kentucky children ages 10-12, offering activities such as volleyball, swimming, archery and marksmanship, as well as providing positive role models.

    For their contributions to the camp, Troopers Seth Willis received a Certificates of Appreciation; Trooper Chip Perry was named 2008 KSP Public Affairs Officer of the Year.

  • Carroll school board scraps wheelchair lift project at middle school

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    A plan to add a wheelchair lift to improve accessibility to the 21st Century Lighthouse program held in the basement of the Carroll County Middle School has been scrapped due to the cost of the project.

    The lowest bid submitted for the project came in at $43,000, said consultant Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects Inc., who advised the board not to approve any of the bids. The board rejected the bids by unanimous vote.

  • Benefit set for woman fighting advanced breast cancer

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Mammograms can save your life.

    That’s a belief held by Dawn Austin of Carrollton, who believes women should never miss those regular tests.

    Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma earlier this year, Austin had surgery in April to remove both her breasts. Doctors also removed a lump, about half the size of a lime, caused by the cancer, which starts in the milk ducts.

  • State initiates criminal investigation

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Kentucky State Police and the local commonwealth’s attorney’s office are investigating the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership.

    The dealership. located at 2279 State Hwy. 227, recently was closed by court order after owner Todd Nelson of Hendersonville, Tenn., failed to meet the terms of a financial agreement with DaimlerChrysler Financial Services.

  • New CCHS schedule not favored by everyone

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    The new seven-period format at Carroll County High School opened to mixed reviews at the start of the school year last month.

    The new format replaces the “block scheduling” that was implemented at the school several years ago. Under that format, students  had four 45-minute classes that met all year and two 90-minute classes that changed each semester.

    The new format allows students to earn seven credits a year, one less than the eight that could be earned under block scheduling.

  • Water district issues boil water advisory

    All customers of Henry County Water District No. 2 are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

    District supervisor Barry Woods said Friday that two 12-inch water mains burst, “almost simultaneously,” Thursday morning at around 9 a.m. He said the boil water advisory could be in effect until after noon on Saturday.

    Woods said the order affects anyone who receives their water from the district, including, but not limited to, residents in Henry County, as well as residents in Shelby, Oldham, and parts of Trimble and western Carroll County.

  • Lots to swap at last week's meet