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  • Police searching for King after violation

    A warrant has been issued out of Carroll County Circuit Court for the arrest of Bernard Kalep King, 30, of Louisville, for a probation violation. 

    King is currently under the supervision of Jefferson County Probation and Parole for charges out of Carroll County, Probation and Parole Officer Rob Story said. Story is filling in for King’s probation officer, who is currently on vacation.

  • Volunteers wanted for health dept assessment

    Three Rivers District Health Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying public health issues in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties. This information will be used to help create policies to increase the quality of life in those communities.

    Three Rivers is hosting a 2013 Assessment Kick-Off from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Carroll County Health Center. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Don’t Be Scammed

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.

  • Burgin to resign as mayor

    Prestonville Mayor Vickie Burgin agreed to resign as the city’s mayor Thursday when she entered an Alford guilty plea, not contesting a misdemeanor first-degree official misconduct charge of violating the competitive bidding process on a city project.

  • Ball field repairs tabled for more info

    Carroll County Fiscal Court wants more information before awarding a bid to make repairs to three ball fields at Robert Westrick County Park.

    At the Tuesday, March 26 meeting, fiscal court discussed the one bid it received on the project from Lexington firm Sports Fields for $65,104.

    This price for the project concerned District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller, who wanted to know why this bid was so much higher than the estimate the county received back in December to do the work. That price was about $20,000, he said.

  • Incentive for early retirement ordinance approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance for an early retirement incentive program at a special meeting held Monday morning. Employees who have completed 20 years of service with the city of Carrollton and who voluntarily retire between now and Dec. 31, 2013, will be eligible for a one-time payment of $5,000 from the city, according to the ordinance.

    Councilmembers Ann Deatherage, Hayley Franklin, Mike Gordon and Dwight Louden unanimously approved the second reading.

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  • Local police receive two mobile computers for cars

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police Department were each awarded one mobile data terminal to be installed in their vehicles. The laptop-style computers were purchased by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office with funds from a federal grant.

    Attorney General Jack Conway traveled to Carrollton Tuesday, March 29 to present the computers to Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Chief Mike Willhoite.

  • Way of the Cross

    St. John the Evangelist Church held its annual “Way of the Cross” devotion on Good Friday, beginning in front of the courthouse and ending at the church. The devotion is a re-enactment and reading of the Stations of the Cross in Spanish, including the crucifixion of Jesus.

  • CU crews find, repair gas leak at Hawkins, Kelley intersection

    Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the corner of Hawkins and Kelley streets around 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

    The leak was secured at approximately 4:30 p.m., however Hawkins Street remained closed at Eighth and Ninth streets for about an hour longer, Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said.

    Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne said the leak was found in a 2-inch plastic line. A section of the pipe was cut out and will be tested to find out what caused the leak.