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  • NAS recognized for its community impact

    North American Stainless was named one of the Top 15 Community Impact Projects of 2015 by Trade and Industry Development magazine.

    North American Stainless is investing $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent, Ky. The company’s 11th expansion since it began operation in 1990 will add a bright annealing line and cold rolling mill and create 36 new jobs. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2017.

  • Dews sworn in as new CPD officer

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy James Dews was sworn in Friday, March 25, as a Carrollton Police Officer. He was hired as a lateral transfer to replace Jennifer Crowell, who recently resigned. Dews’ first shift was that evening.

    Dews was hired by the sheriff’s office Jan. 15, 2015. He was a member of the Carrollton Fire Department from 2010-2012 and is a 2010 Carroll County High School graduate.

  • Carrollton City Council

    Municipal order passed

    Carrollton City Council passed a municipal order updating the policy and procedure manual at its meeting March 28.

    Mayor Robb Adams said the reason this came about is because Kentucky League of Cities is currently re-writing the entire manual at a cost of between $2,000-$2,100. The cost was already included in this year’s budget and also includes training sessions on the manual conducted by KLC for the department heads and all employees, Adams said.

  • City employee pleads guilty to theft

    Carrollton Code Enforcement Officer Jonathan Licklider, 52, of Carrollton pled guilty in Carroll County District Court to an amended charge of theft under $500. He was originally charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property of more than $500, but less than $10,000.

    Licklider was conditionally discharged for two years as long as he has no new offenses and pays full restitution. He must pay restitution of $5,000 plus poundage, a $500 fine and court costs.

  • American Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood

    The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.

    Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend on frequent O negative donations to ensure it’s always available for patients in need.

  • Carroll County schools raise funds for charities

    The WHAS Crusade for Children and the American Heart Association were beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts by Carroll County Schools.
    Carroll County Middle School won the penny war over Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary for the Crusade for Children. A check was presented to the Crusade for $3,448.16 from CCMS at the April Carroll County Board of Education meeting March 24, held at CCMS.
    CCMS also presented a check to the American Heart Association for $1,335.55. Students who participated in one hour of activity March 18, raised the funds.

  • Hotline coming soon for suicide prevention

    The River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition has been established and soon a local prevention lifeline will begin.

    The mission of the River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition is to bring awareness of suicide and mental health crises and to promote prevention and intervention in the schools and the communities of the Carroll County region, according to information provided by Life in Carrollton Ministries Executive Director Donnie Dawes, who is involved in the program.

  • City commits to purchasing fire truck in upcoming fiscal year

    One way or another, the Carrollton Fire Department will finally get an updated ladder truck.

    At least, that’s the plan so far.

  • K-9 unit included in CPD budget

    Carrollton Police Department believes a K-9 unit will help officers combat the drug problem within the city. That’s why Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell added $16,000 in the department’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal to purchase a drug dog from K9 Specialties.

    Sherman Dotson of K9 Specialties brought one of his dogs for a demonstration before the Carrollton City Council meeting March 8. The dog would be a single-purpose dog, meaning it could find drugs, but not attack someone on command.

  • Graves wins statewide service award

    Carroll County 4-H leader Jim Graves was honored with a state Community Service Award at the Kentucky 4-H Leaders Forum in Lexington, Feb. 13.