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  • Three arrested for trafficking heroin

    Kentucky State Police arrested three Sanders residents Monday, May 12, after troopers allegedly discovered they were trafficking heroin out of a home at 2419 Ghent Eagle South in Sanders.

    Post 5 Troopers went to the home to serve a warrant for possession of marijuana on Joshua Smith, 21, of Sanders, according to police. Once in the home, troopers located Smith with drug-related paraphernalia. A search warrant was obtained. During the search of the home, police allegedly discovered heroin, syringes, six marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia.

  • State to plant 1,200 trees in park on ‘Kids in the Park Day’ May 17

    General Butler State Resort Park is looking for a few good kids.

    The park is planning to plant 1,200 trees on May 17, so it may need more than a few kids as part of “Kids in the Park Day,” a day designated by the National Park Trust to encourage children to get outside and use parks.

  • Silence from magistrates sinks budget first reading

    Carroll County Fiscal Court’s $12.3 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year failed to garner a motion Tuesday as Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson sought its approval on first reading.

    Tomlinson presented the budget and provided details on what he included in the plan, asking for approval so he could send the spending plan to Frankfort for the required review by the Department of Local Government.

  • Where to go to cast your vote Tuesday

    Carrollton voters in Precinct No. 4 will be casting ballots at a new location during the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 20.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh said a lack of space and security issues forced the decision to move the polling location from the police department conference room in the front of City Hall on Clay Street to the recreation building in the Hawkins Street Housing Authority, located at 768 Baker Drive.

    Voters in Precinct No. 5 will continue to cast ballots at the rear entrance of City Hall, she said.

  • New weekend event features activities for bikers

    Sometimes bad weather can be a good thing.

    Terrible weather the last couple of years for the annual Shop With A Cop Motorcycle Poker Run prompted organizer Ron “Jonesy” Jones and others to seek a new date for the fall event. The move sparked the idea to expand the event into a three-day festival. The Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival will be held Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

  • Work on locks will reopen Ky. River to traffic

    If the good Lord is willin’ and the river don’t rise, Locks 1 and 2 on the Kentucky River could be open before the end of October, when the locks close to recreational boaters for the winter.

    David Hamilton, engineer for the Kentucky River Authority, said Tuesday that work to rehabilitate the steel lock gates on Lock 1 at Carrollton and Lock 2 at Lockport should begin the first week of June.

    Mac Construction of New Albany, Ind., was hired for the project, estimated at about $3.3 million for both projects, Hamilton said.

  • 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.