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  • Jones pleads to unlawful transaction with a minor

    Nearly a year after the case originally began, John F. “Jay” Jones IV accepted a plea agreement of two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and will permanently lose his teaching license.

    Jones faced two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse with penalties of five years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines for each count. The charges were amended to two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, third degree misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of 12 months and $500 fine on each count.

  • Campground revenues/expenses released

    Carrollton City Council got its first look Monday night at how the new Two Rivers Campground has performed in its first few months of operation.

    Mayor Gene McMurry included the list of receipts and expenditures for the Two Rivers Campground in the packets for council members.

    Overall, the campground has lost $22,542.11 as of Sept. 19, according to the paperwork. This does not include the loan repayment of $329,001 per year.

  • Road closings

    Two county roads will be closed due to construction projects.

    U.S. 42 at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power plant will be closed for a 12-hour period this week to allow for installation of a pipe bridge over the road. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 until 7 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 27. He said KU has agreed to work with the contractor to allow the school bus through the area if the road is still closed when it runs that morning.

  • Information sought regarding vandalism at local laundromat

    An unknown man and woman recently vandalized a coin machine at a local laundromat. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to identify the two suspects.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw received a call regarding the vandalism at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Suds N Duds from co-owner Jeremy Chowning. Chowning and co-owner Tony Wilson discovered the damaged change machine the morning of Sept. 18. The perpetrators took about $400 in coins, according to a sherrif’s office news release.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 26, 2012
  • Where does food come from?

    If you ask children what their favorite food is, pizza would probably be a popular answer. But where does pizza come from?

    The Carroll County Public Library held an event Saturday to help answer that very question. Children and community members gathered in the children’s area and had the opportunity to make their own miniature pizzas from fresh ingredients grown in the “pizza garden” behind the library. The children also took homemade watering jugs outside and watered the garden.

  • Picnic at the Point
  • Post Office renovated

    The Carrollton Post Office, pictured at right Friday, has undergone a major renovation over the past eight weeks. Exterior work on the historic building includes replacing the spindles on top of the building and handrail, fixing the leaky roof, recaulking the windows, replacing the broken windows, painting the exterior handrails. On the inside, walls with water damage have been fixed and repainted.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 19, 2012
  • Carroll man dies in tractor accident

    A Carroll County man was killed instantly in a farm tractor accident Thursday, Sept.13.

    Marion “Red” Platt, 75, 855 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders, was bushhogging land on Kings Ridge Road. His farm tractor became stuck while going up a hill, rolled over onto Platt and killed him instantly, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.