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  • Juveniles may face charges for prank call to county 911

    Two boys who made a prank call to Carroll County 911 last week could face a felony charge. The boys reported that a 16-year-old girl had been shot in English, but the call was false.

  • Beall appointed to fill Ghent P&Z vacancy

    The Ghent City Commissioners on Monday appointed Joe Beall Jr. to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Beall and Aaron Lacefield were recommended to the commission by the P&Z to replace James Walker, who resigned his position Sept. 5. Mayor William Mumphrey nominated Beall, and the commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination.

  • Definition needed to advance project

    The city of Carrollton’s zoning ordinance will soon have a definition for “high density residential,” something that was missing and needed for a new project that is on the horizon.

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the wording Monday night that states high density residential will not have fewer than seven nor more than 20 dwellings in an acre.

    The only comment at the hearing came from developer Paul Kemper’s representative Mark Gentry who simply said, “Thank you.”

  • Test scores differ from past under new method

    School districts across Kentucky are expected to get their first look at the new accountability scoring system results that are based around college and career readiness later this month. And as they await the results, officials are reminding everyone they will not be able to compare them with past years.

    At Thursday’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams stressed the importance of remembering that these new results cannot be compared to those from the past.

  • Tractor-trailer blocks Hwy. 36; driver injured

    A tractor-trailer driver traveling west on Hwy. 36 lost control of his rig and came to rest across both lanes of the highway on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3.

  • Fiscal Court interested in buying state property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to authorize Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of the state Department of Highways building on Park Avenue next to the high school football field.

    Following a 20-minute closed executive session, Tomlinson said state officials have informed the county that they intend to close that location and merge operations there with its Jay Louden Road location.

    Tomlinson said this means the building and land would be available for the county to purchase.

  • Carrollton sets Trick or Treat for 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31

    Carrollton City Council approved trick-or-treating for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, within the city limits during its meeting Monday night. Police Chief Mike Willhoite said this is in line with the traditional time and date used in the past. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Beck said Carrollton Fire Department will host Halloween at CFD during this time, pulling out trucks and handing out candy to the children.

    Carrollton street closings
    win council’s approval

  • Schools budget has solid contingency

    Carroll County Board of Education adopted its 2012-13 working overall budget that totals $24.17 million and includes a healthy 10.18 percent contingency in the general fund budget, well above the 2 percent required by the state.

    Chief finance officer Jon Conrad said Carroll County has $2.16 million for contingency in the general fund budget at the Thursday, Sept. 27, board meeting at Carroll County High School’s media room.

  • CCHS Band students learn technique, culture from Indian musician

    Two Carroll County High School band students recently had the opportunity to play with a world-renowned Indian musician. 

    Juniors Kiana Benhoff and Sarah Hawkins played trumpet and alto saxophone, respectively, with Sandip Burman, a famous tabla and sitar player whose credentials include performing with George Harrison of the Beatles and premiere banjo player Béla Fleck, and performing at the Kennedy Center in New York.

    Burman visited Carroll County High School Wednesday, Sept. 26, for the second time in two years to give a master class for the band.

  • Office to install new drivers license equipment

    On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed until 12:30 p.m.

    Clerk Laman Stark said this will allow for installation of new equipment for issuing drivers licenses.

    Kentucky begins a transition to a new driver’s license that while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.