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  • Bessinger joins practice at KDH Carrollton Medical Building

    Karalee Bessinger had planned on a career in scientific research, but it turned out what she was most interested in was people and medicine.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, the Georgetown, Ky., native made a bold decision. She enrolled in medical school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated in 2009.

    Being a Wildcats fan, “Dad had a hard time with that,” she said.

  • HVAC repairs OK’ed for hall of justice

    The Wheeler Hall of Justice will soon have air conditioning again.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, March 12 to approve a $9,350 bid from TC Mechanical Services in Frankfort to make repairs to the existing heating and cooling unit at the courthouse located at 802 Clay St.

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing

    Two women accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station have been arrested.

    Anissa K. Otter, 28, of 300 Hwy. 227, New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, of 307 Lewis Street, Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19. They went into the store to pay for gas, which Jones left the store to pump, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Police budget for new officers, training, car

    The Carrollton Police Department preliminary budget reflects potentially two new officers, a new dispatcher and a new police vehicle, while the Code Enforcement preliminary budget stayed roughly the same.

    The CPD salary line item decreased by about $14,500, reflecting the potential retirements of two command staff officers and the hiring of two entry-level officers.

    The telecommunications salary increased by about $15,700 to reflect the potential retirement of one dispatcher and the hiring of two entry-level dispatchers.

  • Budget proposal may set aside funds for fire truck, fund shed and truck

    A new pumper truck for the Carrollton Fire Department won’t be purchased this year, but council agreed Wednesday that it needs to begin setting aside money for one in next year’s budget.

    Members of city council gathered Wednesday afternoon for budget presentations from the fire department, public works and the 2 Rivers Campground. The proposed budget includes funds for increasing volunteer firefighter pay and a storage shed and new truck for the public works department.

  • Ghent commissioners offer support for P&Z

    We will support you.

    That’s the new message from members of the Ghent City Commission to residents who may be interested in serving on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments.

    City business dealing with planning and zoning issues remains at a standstill because neither the P&Z nor the BOA has enough members to form a quorum, which is required for a meeting to discuss any city business.

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  • Have you met ... Margaret Walker

    What started as a way to get a job in education became life’s work for Margaret Brown Walker.

    The retired Carroll County High School special education teacher was born in Lexington, but moved to Carrollton in 1952 with her family when her father, Jim Brown, decided to open a retail lumber company in town. During that time, her mother, Caroline, taught health and physical education at Carrollton High School for four years.

  • Budget ups festival funding, offers raise

    Funds for the river walk and splash park have not yet been included in the city’s preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget, but should be added soon. Other highlighted items include new city entrance signs, a larger Fourth of July festival and a 3 percent pay increase for all city employees.

  • CPD looking for suspect after attempted bank robbery

    Carrollton Police are investigating an attempted robbery at First National Bank Friday.

    CPD received a call from First National Bank’s main branch at 604 Highland Avenue at 4:50 p.m. alerting them of the attempted robbery, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a Tuesday interview.

    According to police, a male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller asking for money. The teller questioned the individual, who then picked up his note and left.

    Willhoite said the man did not say he had a weapon.