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  • City approves golf cart, UTV ordinance on first reading

    Carrollton City Council held the first reading of an ordinance creating a new chapter of the traffic code to authorize the use of golf carts and utility terrain vehicles on certain designated streets within the city of Carrollton.

    The golf carts authorized and regulated are defined by KRS 189.286(1)(a). The utility terrain vehicles authorized and regulated are any motor vehicle with four or more low-pressure tires designed for off-road highway use having bench or bucket seating for each occupant and a steering wheel for control.

  • Lawmakers see the success of iLead at joint meeting

    With year one in the books, iLead Academy proudly opened its doors June 13, to 22 members of Kentucky’s Interim Joint Committee on Education. As the state’s first regional career academy, iLead is a model that could be replicated throughout the state, as legislators look to take a more personalized approach to how students are educated.

  • Governor’s Garden kicks off first year by planting on the first day of summer

    Mary, Mary, how does your garden grow? Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Butler, youth from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Big Brothers/Big Sisters will have the opportunity to find out.

    The Friends of Butler applied for a Governor’s Garden/Commonwealth Garden grant for the spring of 2015 but the wrath of Mother Nature pushed the official planting forward until Monday, June 20, the first day of summer. Mother Nature even had a hand in the date selection as it rained about 2 inches on the original planting date, June 15.

  • Meth, Fentanyl use increases as group battles drug abuse


    News-Democrat Intern

    Kentucky State Police officer Dave Roberts teamed up with Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County at its Town Hall meeting in Ghent for a discussion on the current heroin epidemic prevalent in the local area.

    Topics varied throughout the open discussion, from heroin, to other problem drugs such as the narcotic, Fentanyl, and crystal meth, as well as current state laws and programs in place.

  • Fiscal court approves $11.7 million budget for 2016-17 year


    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $11,764,106 budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, after second reading at its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Carrollton City Council | June 13, 2016

    Moving Wall returns

    The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will return to Carroll County next year. The city of Carrollton, Carroll County Fiscal Court and General Butler State Resort Park has teamed up to bring the memorial back to the park Sept. 7-11, 2017. The cost is $5,500, and the city and county agreed to split the cost. Half of the total cost is due ahead of time. Council approved spending $1,375 now toward bringing the memorial back. The Moving Wall was last in Carroll County in 2010.

  • Motion to dismiss judge denied, contempt hearing delayed

    Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas of Campbell County denied a motion Monday to dismiss the contempt of court charges because of double jeopardy against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow. The contempt of court hearing will be held, however, the date has been pushed back to Oct. 3-4, after a discussion on what must be proven to show contempt of court.

    The pre-trial hearing began more than half an hour late as the court waited on Campbell County Assistant County Attorney Steve Dasenbrock to arrive.

  • Compromise reached on golf cart law

    After a very heated discussion involving Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams and members of city council that lasted almost an hour, it appears the city of Carrollton will adopt an ordinance allowing golf carts and utility vehicles to be driven within the city limits.

  • Hayes hired as new CEO of hospital

    A four-month, nationwide search helped Carroll County Memorial Hospital directors find their new chief executive office close by in Crestwood.

    CCMH Corporation President Dennis Raisor announced Tuesday that Harry M. Hayes has been hired as the hospital’s new chief executive officer. The hospital board interviewed four finalists from across the United States prior to selecting Hayes for the job.

  • Meredith newest deputy on force


    Landmark Media Service Intern

    Brandon Meredith of Switzerland County, Ind., signed a three-year contract with the Carroll County Sheriff´s Office in April of this year, making him the newest member on the team.

    After graduating from Switzerland County High School in 2006, Meredith joined the United States Army where he served as a sergeant in the military police for seven years.