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  • Ghent city clerk resigns, Hearn sworn in as commissioner

    Ghent City Clerk Rendy White presented the board her resignation letter during the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Oct. 11. White, who was hired earlier this year, told the board that she will be leaving the position for another job. Her resignation was effective Oct. 21.

    Commissioner Caroline Reisner officially thanked White for her service. “I would like to make a motion that we advertise,” Reisner said. The motion carried unanimously, and the open position will be advertised in the upcoming weeks.

  • ‘Walks’ of Art

    Carrollton Main Street Program and Carroll County Arts Board hosted the third annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk Oct. 15. Photographs of the artwork will be on display during the month of November at the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Halloween safety guide - Halloween safety tips for children

    Children love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday!

    Give your children some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Trick or Treating isn’t what it used to be.

    It’s not as safe to let children walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them. Have a pumpkin carving party for your children and their friends a couple nights before Halloween. They’ll enjoy looking at their creations for a few days before the pumpkins need to be thrown out.

  • City to hire American Engineers for bow bridge work

    Carrollton City Council agreed to hire American Engineers Oct. 10, as its engineer for the Bow Bridge project, but will wait to hire the firm for phase two of the river walk and Kentucky River trail project.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis brought a bid proposal and cost sheet from American Engineers. The engineering cost estimate for the bridge is $19,600. The city received a Transportation Enhancement grant of $100,000 with a $20,000 local match, leaving $100,400 in construction funds for the bridge decking, Mathis said.

  • Kentucky counties’ prison rates vary widely


    The Courier-Journal

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at incarceration problems in Kentucky.

    She had no prior record, but Alexandra Arnold, 21, of Carrollton is serving 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

    If she’d committed the same crime in Jefferson County, she likely would have been placed on probation, according to court records. But she had the misfortune of breaking the law in Kentucky’s incarceration capital.

  • Crawford, Roberts provide insight into prosecutions

    Editor’s note: This column by 15th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Leigh Ann Roberts is in response to The Courier Journal article “Kentucky counties’ prison rates vary widely. It was written to provide readers with more detail into the incarceration process.

  • Chamber of Commerce banquet features Hudson River survivor

    On Jan. 15, 2009 the nation was glued to their television sets as US Airways pilot Captain Chelsley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffery Skiles successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the middle of the Hudson River without any casualties.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet will feature an inspirational and motivational presentation by US Airways flight 1549 survivor Vallie Collins.

  • County to apply for litter abatement grant; county park project rebid; railroad crossings to be repaired;

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to submit a grant application for a Litter Abatement grant. Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis told court members Tuesday that this is a formula grant and the amount would be determined by how many applied for the grant, as well as county demographics.

    The grant would be for the 2017 calendar year, and Mathis estimated the county could receive $3,000 to $6,000. The county will be reimbursed for cost of cleanup of roads and educational materials.

  • More details in Kinman case emerge at hearing

    Prosecution and defense in Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s criminal case presented arguments Friday, Oct. 7, at a suppression hearing regarding an alleged illegal search of the sheriff’s office in September 2013.

  • Prestonville Bridge repair begins Oct. 17

    Repairs to the Kentucky River Bridge will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and are scheduled to be complete Nov. 15.

    The bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be placed on each end of the bridge. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stated in a news release.

    The contract was awarded to Judy C. Harp Company, Inc. of Frankfort, Ky. The awarded bid was for $197,363.