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  • Pascual, Jimenez prom royalty
  • Kaelyn Gault crowned 2012 Derby Festival Queen

    “Enjoy every minute of sleep you get Monday.”

    Sage advice from one beauty queen, Heather French Henry, to another – Kaelyn Gault of Carrollton, who was chosen to reign as queen over more than 70 events taking place during the two weeks of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival.

  • Park manager position is vacant again

    The Two Rivers RV Campground is without a manager yet again.

    Mayor Gene McMurry confirmed in an interview Tuesday that Frances Wyman turned down the job because she did not like the contract and what it asked her to do.

    Carrollton City Council had agreed on the terms of the contractor position of Two Rivers RV Park campground manager at an  April 26 special meeting. It was approved 5-0. Councilman Adam Raker was not present for the vote.

  • Marsh begins work on policy manuals

    County Attorney Nick Marsh is beginning work on policy manuals for the offices headed by elected officials, such as the sheriff and county clerk.

    The issue of office policies arose last month at the fiscal court meeting when County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he would like to see consistency among the courthouse offices on when they close for holidays.

  • Two arrested after three-county pursuit

    A pursuit on I-71 that spanned three counties ended with two subjects being apprehended by the Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Zack Morris responded to a call of a possible driving under the influence on Interstate 71 North in Henry County at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, according to a state police news release.

    After observing the vehicle, Morris activated the lights and siren on his cruiser to warn the vehicle to stop. The driver of the vehicle, Marcus E. Gritton, 33, of Louisville, continued driving, according to the news release.

  • Revised job descriptions place six under police chief’s supervision

    Carrollton City Council approved revisions to 10 job descriptions on first reading Monday night, most of them tied to a change that places 911 dispatch under the direction of the police department.

    One other change was made in the job description of the city’s building inspector and code enforcement officer, removing language stating that the person will work in the public works department one or two days a week.

    Council will have a second reading of the changes at its May 14 meeting.

  • Carrollton man arrested following search

    A knock-and-talk visit by law enforcement officials to a Ninth Street apartment yielded a find of items used to make and ingest methamphetamine.

    Carroll County Deputy Sheriffs J.T. Shaw and Clay Cable went to 1209 Ninth St., Carrollton, the residence of Machiel A. Martin on Thursday, April 19. The Sheriff’s Office had received a report that methamphetamine was present in the apartment and was being manufactured in the dwelling, according to a news release.

  • SO makes arrest in money order theft

    A couple who reportedly stole a money order from a Carroll County business were found in Boone County the following day. In the process of searching for the two alleged thieves, police found paraphernalia related to heroin in a Carrollton home.

  • Ghent P&Z recommends commission appoint Duncan zoning administrator

    After having their first choice for city zoning administrator vetoed by city commissioners, the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon, April 23, to consider recommendations for other candidates.

    In the end, Mayor William Mumphrey suggested resident Jack Duncan to the position, which is in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinances. The commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of bringing Duncan’s name to be voted on at the next City Commission meeting.

  • Caring for Carroll’s Children

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. But victims’ advocate Leigh Ann Roberts, guest speaker at the Stand Up for Carroll County Kids event held April 20, said  “somebody should have called it Child Abuse Action month.”