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  • Carrollton mother arrested after her child ingests meth

    A Carroll County woman has been arrested in connection with the drug overdose of her 8- month-old child.

    At about 5:19 p.m. June 9, Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a call from Child Protective Services reporting a child was admitted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville after ingesting methamphetamine.

  • Sheriff’s 2015 audit has several comments noted

    Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon raised several areas of concern in a delayed 2015 audit report on the Carroll County Sheriff’s office under then Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Harmon released the audit of the 2015 financial statement June 12.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department office manager Mandy Tuttle said the auditor’s office overlooked the department for 2015 audits.

  • Kemper will add off-street parking at new Gillock location

    Kemper Construction will add off-street parking at its building on the corner of Gillock Avenue and Park Avenue.

    Tim Chilton of Kemper Construction told Carrollton City Council June 12, he has worked with Code Enforcement Official John Welch and Planning and Zoning about the proposed site improvements. The plan will add a total of 24 off-street spaces–11 on the existing south side of the parking area, including two handicap spaces located close to the main entrance, and 13 spaces on the north side of the building.

  • Carrollton man arrested after shooting gun on Fifth St.

    A Carrollton man was arrested after firing five shots into the woods in the 1000 block of Fifth Street June 10.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 9:22 p.m. that a male subject on a bicycle fired off five rounds and threw the gun in the woods at 1018 Fifth St., in Carrollton. The caller was a witness on scene and was the owner of the house the suspect shot near. The caller described the male as wearing khaki pants and a gray tank top, and he fled the scene on a bicycle.

  • Carrollton Utilities, city acquires city of Campbellsburg’s sewer system

    Carrollton Utilities has acquired the city of Campbellsburg sewer system.

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Monday, June 12, authorizing the mayor to execute the asset purchase agreement, bill of sale and two warranty deeds conveying all assets of the Campbellsburg sewer system to the city of Carrollton.

  • Man arrested in Tennessee in connection with Ghent robbery

    Police arrested the suspect sought in connection with an armed robbery at the Ghent Cowboy’s gas station May 31.

    Billy Sangster, 47, of Warsaw was apprehended at about 4 p.m. June 6, in Knox County, Tenn. Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sangster just outside of Knoxville, Tenn., in a truck stop parking lot, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Information obtained by KSP provided the sheriff’s office with a location for Sangster, and he was found at the truck stop in a stolen dump truck from Indiana.

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  • Superintendent Hogan resigns; interim will be hired

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Bill Hogan at a special board meeting, Monday, June 5. Hogan’s last day on the job will be June 30.

  • New job offers more family time

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan has mixed emotions as he ends his time in Carroll County. “I love this place,” Hogan said. “It has been our home for 14 years. It is where our children grew up.”

    He said an opportunity came up with the Boone County school district last week and Hogan accepted the position last Friday. Hogan said he and his wife, Dawn, a teacher at Cartmell Elementary, shed many tears going through the decision making process.