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  • Thanking veterans
  • City receives grant for river walk

    The city of Carrollton has received a $100,000 dollar-for-dollar matching Recreational Trails grant for the river walk project.

    Carroll County Community Development Coordinator Joan Moore made the announcement at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday.

    “I’m thrilled!” Moore said in an interview Tuesday. “We need to get started on that river walk. That’s what the community has wanted for years and years. This is a beginning.”

  • Dolente, Chapman surrender to police

    Two Carroll County residents allegedly implicated in a case involving a methamphetamine lab recently turned themselves in to police.

    Rhonda Chapman, 48 of Carrollton turned herself in to the Carrollton Police Department on Saturday, Nov. 12, according to Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Chapman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and controlled substance endangerment of a child.

  • Board allows Nohners to park trucks at home

    Gary and Cheryl Nohner may legally park their commercial tractor-trailers on their property on Fishing Street in Ghent.

    After two public hearings and a meticulous review of the facts by Chairman Thomas Sibley, the city’s three-member Board of Adjustments upheld the Nohners’ appeal of a zoning violation issued Sept. 9 by David Hendren, acting as the city’s zoning administrator.

  • KSP arrests CCHS teacher on sexual abuse charges

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County High School teacher for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

    Through investigation, it was determined that John F. Jones IV (known as ‘Jay Jones’), 32, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female student while in school, according to a KSP news release.

  • Debating the city’s fire chief position

    After nearly an hour of debate Monday night, the question of whether the city of Carrollton will continue with a paid fire chief remains unanswered.

    Mayor Gene McMurry presented council with a revised job description for the advanced fire engineer/telecommunications officer that moves many of the fire chief’s duties to this position, sparking the discussion.

  • Scouting for Food kicks off annual collection drive Saturday

    As the economy has affected millions of people throughout the United States, Carroll County is no different. The lack of permanent, full-time work has resulted in many people turning to the Carroll County Food Pantry. 

  • Blaze destroys structure in Worthville, no one injured

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Worthville Thursday, Nov. 3. No one was injured in the incident.

    The call was dispatched at 10:08 a.m. to 1711 Buffalo Road. Worthville Volunteer Fire Department went en route at 10:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 10:21 a.m. Ghent Fire Protection District, Sanders Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded through mutual aid with water and personnel. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies J.T. Shaw and Daniel Rose also responded to the call.

  • Bates attends circuit judges college

    Circuit Court Judge Stephen L. Bates, who serves Carroll and Owen counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court and family court judges.  

  • Planning and Zoning - Nov. 9, 2011

    Work continues at Bishop’s Trace

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning re-approved the original preliminary plat for Bishop’s Trace at its meeting Monday, Nov. 7.