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  • Franklin promoted to Champions Coordinator

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has a new coordinator.

    Hayley Franklin was promoted from assistant to coordinator in late March after the previous coordinator, Misty Wheeler, was hired as the manager at General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Franklin’s involvement with the organization goes back several years. “I was actually a student rep for Champions in 2006,” she said. “I was the first student rep for Champions, and we still carry along that tradition today.” 

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing | April 10, 2013

    The owner of a stolen van used real-time GPS tracking to help Carroll County authorities apprehend the men who allegedly stole two vans from a Louisville business.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 8:14 a.m. on April 2 from the owner of Valley Medical Transportation in Louisville. The owner was tracking a van through a GPS system. She gave real-time locations of the van to the dispatch center as the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the location of the van.

  • Carrollton City Council | April 10, 2013

    Apartment complex approved

    Carrollton city council accepted the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a planned development at 1200 Gillock Avenue. The development is an apartment complex to be built by Paul Kemper. The plans call for two two-story apartment buildings, each with eight apartments. Two townhouses also will be built, one on each end of the apartments. The recommendation was unanimously approved. Kemper, who was present for the meeting, said construction may begin in June or July.

     

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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.

  • Sunny Saturday by the Square