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  • Prestonville agrees to sue building contractor

    Prestonville City Commission voted Monday to take legal action against Can Do Construction of Carrollton to recover alleged damages in the construction of its recreation building and city hall.

    Commissioners instructed City Attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard to file suit to get back money on the project for repairs they say will be needed, citing poor-quality workmanship.

    “It’s terrible,” Commissioner Wilk Hoskins said.

  • Lighting up the holiday
  • Panel finds no ethics violations in Ghent

    The Carroll County Ethics Commission has rendered a decision on claims of ethics violations brought against members of the Ghent City Commission.

    In its decision, the panel found no ethics violations on any of the 12 issues raised by Ghent resident Mark Browning, who filed a complaint on June 28 with Judge-Executive Shorty Tomlinson’s office.

  • George Jones to make appearance at Kinman Chevy

    Herb Kinman is in the mood to celebrate, and he’s inviting the Carroll County community – and country music legend George Jones – to celebrate with him.

    The owner of Kinman Chevrolet is hosting Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the dedication of his remodeled dealership.

    “This gives people the opportunity to come in and see the new place, see what we have to offer and meet our staff,” Kinman said Monday. “It’s not to sell; just a chance to get to know us.”

  • ‘Life’ brings theatre back to town

    Port William Productions brought “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the stage over the weekend at the Carroll County Middle School. More than 70 community members acted in or assisted with the production of the play, directed by Deborah Garrett and Mary Louden. The show was a fundraiser for the Port William Historical Society.

  • Commission levies largest fine in case against Sharon

    A former conservation officer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will pay a $10,000 fine after he accepted an plea agreement saying he violated the Executive Branch Code of Ethics for using his influence to benefit himself and others in his commercial fishing business.

    Dennis Sharon of Worthville also will receive a reprimand and waived any right to appeal the ethics violations.

  • Stop-work order to be issued for P’ville city building

    Kentucky’s Division of Building Code Enforcement is issuing a stop-work order on the construction of a new Prestonville recreation center and city hall building.

    At the request of Mayor Vickie Burgin, the state building inspector came to the building to inspect the project Nov. 20 and issued a field report that pointed to many issues with the structure.

  • Gilgal home burglarized; truck thefts reported

    A home on Gilgal Road was burglarized during the afternoon or early evening of Monday, Nov. 19.

    Angelus Saggus, 1715 Gilgal Road, called Carroll County Dispatch at 6:46 p.m. to report her home had been broken into. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable responded.

    Joseph Saggus, who also lives at the residence with his mother, reported that his room was ransacked. He said more than 100 narcotic pills, a necklace and other miscellaneous items were taken.

  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 28, 2012
  • Bathhouse, campground still in need of repair

    Now that it is closed for the season, work can begin on making repairs at the Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry told Carrollton City Council Monday night that he met Friday with Matthew Cramer of Lose & Associates and David Mefford,formerly of KEVCO, to discuss what still needs to be completed at the bathhouse. During what he described as a heated discussion, McMurry said he let the men know he is upset over the sewer problems, in particular the height of the sewer caps and the fact that there are not stands to hold the pipe in place.