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  • Bevin’s plans to pull plug on kynect almost certain, but the outcome is not

    By BRAD BOWMAN

    The State Journal

    In the wake of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive orders which included taking away a minimum wage increase for executive branch employees and stopping voting rights restorations for about 100,000, the governor’s office had reportedly stopped print advertisements for the state’s health exchange kynect, but evidence suggests there’s more to the story.

  • City purchases property

    The city of Carrollton recently entered into a contract to purchase property located on Clay Street next to the Wheeler Hall of Justice. Known as the former Barker subdivision, the city purchased lots 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45 and part of lot 47 for $47,900. Mayor Robb Adams said the property is being purchased for possible future development for Carrollton Utilities.

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  • Ky. man banished to Florida sues police, alleges harrowing ordeal

    By R.G. DUNLOP

    Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    The Carrollton man wrongly removed from jail by police, then driven to Louisville and banished to Florida earlier this year, is suing them for his ordeal.

    Carrollton police had been ordered by a judge to transport Adam Horine, who has a history of mental illness, to a state hospital for treatment. Instead, Horine landed in Florida, and Carrollton’s police chief and one of his officers ended up under indictment.

  • New deputy, vehicle approved in sheriff’s budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office budget Dec. 15, but tabled the Carroll County Clerk’s budget until the Jan. 12, fiscal court meeting.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh said she surveyed the four surrounding counties and instead of the 3 percent salary adjustment she budgeted a flat $2 per hour increase for all her employees. One county has a part-time employee making more than her full-time people. She also has proposed a 75-cent per hour increase for every five years of service.

  • Carrollton Police spread Christmas cheer

    This holiday season the Carrollton Police Department may have had something else for you instead of a citation.

    Officers were presenting citizens with $10 gift cards to be spent in the community during “Operation Pull Over.” The stops for the cards were minor traffic violations that normally would receive warnings.

    The gift cards were funded solely by donations, and Carrollton Police Chaplin Tim Polley collected approximately $1,000 in donations.

  • State PSC affirms approval of landfills at KU, LG&E power plants

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has affirmed its earlier approval of combustion waste landfills at power plants operated by the state’s two largest electric utilities, despite sharp increases in the cost of the facilities.

  • Bids sought for new JCTC C’ton campus

    Nearly 10 months after the community reached its $4 million fundraising goal, the bid process for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus is underway.

    Contractors have until Tuesday, Dec. 22 to submit bids to the Kentucky Finance Cabinet when they will be opened to determine who will build the 27,950 square foot building to be located on a 30-acre site across from the entrance to General Butler State Resort Park.

  • CCMH uses ACA to grow; expands its local services

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital is bucking the trend in Kentucky with growth and increased profitability at a time when other hospitals are struggling.

    The growth is outlined in a feasibility study prepared for the USDA’s Rural Development Agency as the hospital seeks a $5.5 million loan for a 22,000 square foot expansion.

    The changes brought about through the Affordable Care Act have helped CCMH, while many hospitals across Kentucky are under increased financial stress at a time when more people in the state have health coverage.