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  • Master plan needs revision if city wants car lots in C1

    Carrollton City Council aims to change the city’s comprehensive plan to accommodate car lots within the C1 district in downtown. The district encompasses the center of Seventh Street to the Kentucky River and from the center of Sycamore Street to the Ohio River–except for the block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and from Sycamore Street to Highland Avenue, which is zoned residential (R-2).

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  • Rain caused flooding issues throughout county

    The rain on April 2-3, created numerous problems for the Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said there was devastation from Locust to Ghent after the storm.

    “Locust was the hardest hit area,” he said.

    County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton concurred, saying at the fiscal court meeting April 14, that all of the water rolling through there clogged the culverts with debris. Magistrate Floyd Bowling reported 3 feet of water coming down Locust.

  • Heroin bill to create a new obstacle for prosecutors

    While the Kentucky General Assembly finally passed a heroin bill at the 11th hour, there are still several areas that are troublesome to Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford and to local law enforcement.

  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.

  • Carroll County at Work | Farmer

    Billie Hotfil, who has farmed all of his adult life, said there have been more changes in farming in the last 20 years than in the previous two generations.

    “Technology has changed everything for farmers,” Hotfil said, as he pulled an old flip phone out of his pocket. “This old thing only makes calls, but the one like you have is like having a computer in your pocket.”

  • New doctor will specialize in pediatrics, youth sports medicine

    Pediatrics and youth sports medicine will be added to the services offered by Carroll County Family Practice, located at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, as the clinic welcomes Dr. Jessica Easterling to the staff.

    Easterling will offer comprehensive care for children up to age 18, which includes wellness care. She is excited to be offering pediatrics close to home.

  • CCHS students learn from Ghost Out

    The church bell gonged repeatedly as the Grim Reaper led 10 students and one adult into the darkened Carroll County High School gym.

    Carroll County High School students saw each of their classmates and CCHS secretary Richelle Wheeler eased to the ground and covered by a white sheet by Carroll County EMS as Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite, Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman read their eulogies.

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  • Four arrested related to drugs

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested four Carroll County residents on drug-related charges.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies Rodney Hawkins, Danny Stivers and James Dews went to 1550 Happy Hollow Lane April 1, to apprehend a suspect on a possible warrant.

    Upon arrival, Steven E. Hardiman, 28, allegedly ran out the back door of the trailer, Hawkins said Tuesday. After he was apprehended, police allegedly found a small quantity of marijuana and a large quantity of cash on his person.