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  • Council discusses park renovation, taxes

    With the new river walk extensions coming soon, Point Park is next up for a makeover. Mayor Robb Adams said a new sign has been ordered, and tree trimmers will be in town in a couple of weeks to shape up and remove some trees.

    Adams said he would like to update the basketball court, but would like to keep the existing poles. After doing some research, he found a company in South Carolina that could provide a backboard and breakaway rim for about $1,250-$1,300 each. He also wants to spray the grass, seal the cracks and spray new lines on the court.

  • Man arrested for killing dog, intoxication

    Carrollton Police Department arrested Anthony Spencer, 52, of Carrollton Thursday, July 20, and charged him with second-degree cruelty to animals; public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • Be prepared: Register loved one in new High Risk Missing Persons Program

    Family members and caretakers of people susceptible to going missing or wandering off now have the opportunity to register their loved ones ahead of time, giving law enforcement and rescue personnel a two-hour head start on recovering them. The target audience for the High Risk Missing Persons Program includes those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism, mental disabilities or other physical impairments, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • Group wants data on overseas packages

    By JAMES MAYSE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Opioid products like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are many times more powerful and dangerous than heroin, have become well-known by law enforcement and first-responders in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, where fatal opioid overdoses have become a public health emergency.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball

    By JOSH MOORE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.

  • Carrollton man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping

    Almost a year and a half after robbing and kidnapping a Gallatin County woman, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury July 14, found a Carrollton man guilty on all charges.

  • Music, food, inflatables at Ghent Days Saturday

    Ghent will close Hwy. 47 this Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight, from Hwy. 42 to Liberty Street, to hold the Ghent Days Festival.

    Ghent Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn said the festival had not been held for more than 10 years, when the city decided to revive the celebration last year for Ghent’s Bicentennial. The festival was such a success, despite the extreme heat, that the city decided to repeat it again this year.

  • BBB: Senior citizen loses $500 in Facebook scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    A Lexington senior citizen lost $500 when someone she thought was a family friend told her via Facebook Messenger that she could get some “free government money” if she contacted a company offering the program and sent the required fee.

  • Ellis hired at the Carrollton Police Department

    After working the last several years in manufacturing, Carrollton native Brad Ellis is finally getting his opportunity to pursue his dream: being a police officer.

    The 2008 Carroll County High School graduate has wanted to be a police officer since he was young and is very excited about beginning his new career. Ellis said he believes in the importance of public safety and giving children a safe environment to grow up in.

  • Meeting the ‘Real Thing’