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  • Fiscal court discusses possible upcoming projects at park

    Fiscal Court discussed proposed changes/upgrades needed at the county park.

    Parks and Recreation Director B.J. Watts had emailed each of the fiscal court members a list of the items needed for the upcoming baseball and softball season. At the fiscal court meeting Jan. 26, Watts said since the total was several thousand dollars he was asking for their approval, which the court granted.

  • Shaw sues KDH, employees over release of records

    A former Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy has filed a civil suit against King’s Daughters’ Health and two of its employees for allegedly releasing private medical records and negligent supervision.

    James Thomas (J.T) Shaw filed the suit July 22, against KDH, Kimberly Kinman and Dr. Cecil Martin through Carroll County Circuit Court.  Representing Shaw is Lisa F. Osborne of Osborne Law Office PLLC and Stephen Bates II of Stephen Bates Law Office.

  • Trial may be rescheduled for Kinman

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office filed a motion to reschedule Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s trial, originally scheduled for Feb. 15, in Carroll County.

    First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney D. Berry Baxter filed the motion in the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s office Jan. 19.

    The new judge assigned to the case, Hon. Fred Stine V, a 17th Judicial Circuit judge in Campbell County, has not yet made a ruling on the motion.

  • Changes proposed to 911 interlocal agreement

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented a five-year plan for the 911 interagency agreement to Fiscal Court Jan. 26, that proposed the city and county split the costs of operating dispatch and 911 out of their general funds. It also proposed not taking any funds from the 911 budget line in the county budget for fiscal year 2017 and allow the fund to build up some equity.

    Carrollton will spend $135,798 this fiscal year, while the county will spend $236,000 from both the general fund and 911 Fund.

  • Carroll County KFC changes ownership after 39 years

    A Carroll County mainstay changed hands Jan. 25, when Larry Mason and his partner Don True transferred ownership of the Carrollton KFC to Keith Chambers.

    In an interview Jan. 21, Mason said they began discussions about selling the franchise last April and it ended up being a well-kept secret.

    Mason opened the restaurant Dec. 10, 1976, and is ending a 39-year run in Carroll County and a total of 47 years with KFC.

  • Winter storm predictions fall short; School out four days

    The snowstorm that left more than a foot of snow on southern Kentucky and more than 2 feet along the east coast only sent flurries across Carroll County on Friday, Jan. 22.

    The cold front moved in faster than expected and kept the participation below our region.

    The Carroll County Road Department and Carrollton Public Works were happy that the snow missed the area.

  • Sheriff’s Office searching for suspects in break in

    Police are searching for two suspects who unlawfully entered a residence on Briars Fork Road in Sanders, Ky., at approximately 1 p.m. Jan. 15, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The suspects were driving a dark sports utility vehicle. They removed three handguns and two weed eaters from the residence.

    The homeowner had cameras installed outside and inside, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has the video taken at the time of the break in, Kinman said.

  • Hornback, Rand to host town hall meeting Jan. 30

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

  • Correction | Jan. 28, 2016

    In the Jan. 14, News-Democrat article “City council reserves funds for new CFD ladder truck,” Carrollton City Councilman Dwight Louden was misquoted. Louden said he did not think the city could afford spending $400,000 on a ladder truck.

    By a vote of 3-2, council agreed to earmark $325,000 in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget for a new ladder truck, in hopes of making its federal grant application more attractive.

  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 28, 2016

    New signs approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the new way-finding signage and their placement throughout downtown Carrollton at its meeting Monday, Jan. 25.

    The city was awarded a $3,305 grant from the Department of Local Government and purchased eight 24-inch by 36-inch, two-sided signs and one 4-foot by 8-foot sign. The large sign will be placed at Point Park facing the Ohio River, while the smaller signs will be placed throughout the city.