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  • Audit finds Co. Clerk did not pay delinquent taxes in July

    The lack of segregation of duties over disbursements and reconciliations allowed a major error to occur, according to the audit of Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh’s 2014 financial statement, according to a news release by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

    During the 2014 fiscal year, the County Clerk did not prepare delinquent tax checks for the state for July 2014 and was overpaying the county in advertising fees each month.

  • Sheriff overdrew fee account 13 times in 2014, according to audit

    Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office found the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office had overdrawn the fee account 13 times in the 2014 calendar year, according to a recent financial statement audit.

    Twelve of the noted expenses were for payroll expenses. The other expense noted was for vehicle maintenance, which could have possibly been made during other times of the year when more funds were available, according to the audit.

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  • No vote on syringe exchange at Carroll County fiscal court

    Carroll County Fiscal Court did not bring the proposed syringe exchange program to vote during the Nov. 24, meeting.

    The legislation that establishes the exchange programs through the local health departments states that if the health department is located in the city limits both city and county governments must approve the program. Carrollton City Council had voted against the syringe exchange the previous evening, making it unnecessary for the county to vote.

  • Lindsey awarded firehouse project

    Carrollton City Council awarded Lindsay Construction the firehouse stabilization project, located on Court Street, at its meeting Nov. 23. Lindsay Construction’s bid included one price for stabilizing both walls at a cost of $52,954.

    Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering explained to council that the project was re-bid without the bonding requirement, and they received three bids. Previously, there was only one bid and it was much higher than the estimated cost of $52,700.

  • Two arrested for drug possession

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning an intoxicated juvenile on the evening of Nov. 30. That led to two arrests on drug posession charges.

    Deputy James Dews arrived at the residence and discovered three subjects lying in bed, one male adult, one female adult and a juvenile suspect, according to Sheriff Jamie Kinman. After beginning his investigation, Dews asked the subjects to go outside.  When they went outside,  one of the subjects said a drug dealer was still inside the residence.

  • Steuer hired as new Senior Center director

    Senior citizens of Carroll County will see a new director the next time they visit the senior citizens center. Frances Steuer became the center’s director Nov. 12.

    Steuer had been the director of the Gallatin County senior center until Oct. 23 when the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky ceased operations.

    “I was in the same boat as Mitzie (Williams) as we were employees of SSNK,” Steuer said.

  • Three arrested in drug bust

    Carrollton Police Department took 36 grams of illegal drugs off the streets and arrested three people at a city apartment Nov. 14.

    Officer Kyle Stewart and other officers responded to 425 Main Street, Apt. 2, after receiving a tip of drugs being brought there from Ohio, Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell said.

    After receiving consent to search the apartment from the lease holder, officers discovered 11 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of heroin and 17 grams of marijuana, Mitchell said.

  • CCMH earns statewide recognition as a top 10 acute care hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of Kentucky’s top 10 acute care hospitals for excellence in outcomes.

    The rankings from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics are based on factors including patient safety indicators, readmissions and mortality. The recognition for CCMH is part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, which celebrates the accomplishment of rural health organizations this year, according to information from the sponsoring organizations.