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  • Kinman envisions improving relationships with community, other agencies if elected

    Jamie Kinman, Democrat candidate for the office of Carroll County Sheriff, envisions the sheriff’s department having more involvement with the community and a stronger working relationship with other law enforcement agencies if he is elected in next month’s general election. “I want the community to feel comfortable with our sheriff’s department, to approach us, to invit

  • Smith says January accident hurt primary campaign, leading to write-in run decision

    Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith says his decision to run for re-election as a write-in candidate stems from his inability to effectively campaign prior to the May primary. Smith was injured in a traffic accident on Jan. 12 while responding to a domestic violence call. The sheriff spent nearly a month in a Louisville hospital and several weeks recuperating at home. “I couldn’t campaign,&

  • New face joins the local police force

    Carrollton Police Department has expanded its ranks by one, as a new officer started this week.  Trimble County native Tim Mitchell began work on Monday and will attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University on Oct. 25. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, since I was a little kid,” Mitchell said. “I just wante

  • McMurry eyes business, riverfront, senior efforts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry’s vision for Carrollton if elected mayor includes completing the riverfront development, bringing new businesses into the area and providing additional transportation for area senior citizens to engage in social activities.

  • Carroll County to host SMX Job Fair Monday

    Carroll County will host a Job Fair presented by SMX Staffing on Monday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse. SMX Staffing is a staff management company with a recruiting office in Hebron, Ky., according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Tomlinson expressed concern about local unemploym

  • Clem to return as Carrollton Housing Authority director

    Ray Clem will succeed Harold Malcomb as the executive director of the Carrollton Housing Authority next month. Clem, who is currently the administrator of New Horizons Assisted Living Center in Carrollton, returns to the position he held previously from 1979 to 1984. “Ray starts the first of November and Harold’s retirement is at the end of November so there will be an overlap for

  • Louden seeks to build on initiatives he started

    Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden hopes to continue his plans for revitalizing the downtown area with an improved riverfront and new businesses as well as working towards cleaning up the city if elected to another four years in office.

  • 50th reunion planned at Camp Kysoc Nov. 13

    A 50th anniversary reunion is being planned for former campers, camp staff and concerned citizens who hope to see Carrollton’s former Camp Kysoc reopened as a camping facility for special needs children and adults. A special account has been opened by the Carrollton Rotary Club to accept tax-exempt donations as seed money to be used for a local entity to operate the facility under new man

  • Poker Run Oct. 24 to benefit local Shop With A Cop

    The third annual Shop With A Cop Poker Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 24. Sign-ups will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the front entrance (Hwy. 227) of General Butler State Resort Park with the run starting at 11 a.m. In case of rain on Oct. 24, the event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, rain or shine. Registration fees are $20 per couple or $15 for a single. Extra hands can be purchased for $5. A ca

  • Political candidates respond to questionnaires

    Candidates for city and county offices and those for state legislature respond on a series of questions posed in a questionnaire. Only races that are contested are included in these profiles. MAYOR OF PRESTONVILLE Vickie Burgin Political Office: Mayor Prestonville Age: 34 How long have you been a resident of Carroll County? All my life, and 16 years in Prestonville. Where did you attend hi