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Local News

  • Stolen backhoe leads to three arrests

    Three people were arrested May 5, in connection with a stolen backhoe in Carroll County. Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a call from the State Highway Department advising that a backhoe they had been using for roadwork on Hwy. 467 had been stolen, according to a news release. Trooper Dave Roberts was dispatched and was able to locate the machine in a creek bed on Buffalo Creek Road. Roberts also discovered a Coca-Cola machine partially buried in the creek bed.

  • Prestonville approves pay increases

    The City of Prestonville approved a pay increase for city officials at a special meeting April 28. Commissioners present unanimously passed the ordinance. Commissioner Charles Smith was not present for the meeting.

    The Prestonville mayor will earn $175 per month and commissioners will earn $125 per month. City Attorney Corey Gamm said the raise will be effective Jan. 1. Commissioner Linda Clark, who first introduced the ordinance, hopes the raise will generate more interest in the positions. The mayor and commissioner positions will be up for election in November.

  • Luhn and Oak awarded stream-clearing bid

    The contract clearing streams in the Mill Creek area of Carroll County has been awarded to Luhn and Oak Construction Co. of Carrollton.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said recently that Luhn and Oak had the low bid on the project at $107, 558. Three bids were received for the project. Other bids were Hale Construction Co. of Williamstown at $212,652 and Mullins Enterprises of Pike County at $151,300.

    The work will clear the stream to help with the flow of water during heavy rains to reduce the risk of flooding.

  • PMC’s Banks retires; Stapleton named new manager

    Annis Banks attended her last Community Advisory Panel meeting Monday, May 5, as Terry Stapleton attended his first.

    Banks officially retired April 18, as plant manager at PMC Organometallix after 35 years at the operation located in Carrollton, serving nearly two decades in the plant’s top job.

    Terry Stapleton, who has worked at the Carrollton plant for 14 years, was named to succeed Banks as plant manager by officials with PMC Organometallix on April 17.

  • Carroll beats Hancock, 8-1, in state All ‘A’

    While it may have been Kentucky Derby Saturday in the rest of the state, for the Carroll County Panthers, Saturday, May 3, was all about baseball. The Panthers shot out of the gate and jumped on top early against Hancock County, eventually winning 8-1 to advance to the semifinals Sunday of the All ‘A’ state tournament, held at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • Student video to highlight CU, NAS treatment systems

    Students in the Carroll County High School video production class visited North American Stainless Friday, April 25, to learn about the steel manufacturer’s wastewater treatment facilities for a video they are working to create.

    The idea for the students to produce the video was broached to school officials by NAS and Carrollton Utilities, who will use it for a joint project called “Upstream Starts Here,” according to CCHS English and video production teacher Leslie Barber.

  • Spring Concert

    The Carroll County High School band held its annual spring concert April 27.


  • Candidates for county offices discuss issues affecting area

    Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the May 20 Primary ballot.

     

    Magistrate District 1

    Floyd Bowling

    Political Office: Magistrate, District 1

    Party Affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 67

    How long have you  been a Carroll County resident? 43 years

    Profession: Entrepreneur

    Education: High school diploma, 500 credit hours in business and accounting, and various other construction and business certifications.

  • Circuit Court Judge Race

    These surveys were published May 1, in the Grant County News.

     

    John Brent Threlkeld

    ADDRESS:   Williamstown, Ky.

    SPOUSE:  Kimberly (Hall) Threlkeld

    MEMBERS OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (CHILDREN):  Kim and I are the parents of a son, Brian Christopher and a daughter, BrentLee Jo.

  • Plans to fund $4 million for JCTC began

    The Carrollton College Foundation and the Carroll County Community Development Corporation are spearheading the effort to raise the $4 million in local funding needed to get construction started on Carrollton’s new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The Kentucky Legislature incorporated the project in the state’s 2014-16 budget, putting up $12 million of the $16.3 million estimated for site preparation and construction of a 50,000-square-foot building that will include classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices.