Carroll County officials recount the good and bad parts of the shale boom

Although Carroll County is experiencing virtually full employment as a result of the natural gas industry, several cons are becoming evident, the Ashland Times-Gazette reports. Among these are longstanding companies losing workers to the new industry, landlords evicting long-term renters in favor of the higher-paying gas field workers, school overcrowding, traffic issues and affluent residents leaving the area due to the "diminished quality of life," the article said. For more, read the full story here.

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