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  • Prestonville commissioners discover no single-wide ordinance was passed

    City of Prestonville leaders have been working under the misconception that an ordinance was passed some 15 years ago prohibiting single-wide mobile homes in its limits.

    That’s the conclusion of city attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard.

    At Monday night’s Prestonville City Commission meeting, Hubbard said she has worked with the mayor and city clerk/treasurer to find the ordinance that was passed. They could not find one, she said.

  • Have you met ... Steven Wallace

    A new face at Perry Park Golf Resort in Owen County will be familiar to many in Carroll County.

    Steven Wallace, a 2000 graduate of Carroll County High School, was recently hired as the golf pro at the resort; not bad for someone who did not become interested in golf until his senior year at CCHS.

    “I was not very good at that time,” he admitted Friday. He also played basketball and baseball for CCHS, but his senior year opted out of baseball in favor of golf.

  • Councilman frustrated by campground project delays

    Carrollton City Council addressed some of the lingering issues related to the Two Rivers Campground at its meeting Monday night. However, the project has run past its original opening date and is now slated to be complete by May 1.

    Councilman Robb Adams voiced his frustration with the project and said the city owes it to the taxpayers to get the park open. “We are the ones that should be holding someone accountable,” he said.

  • DRC Industries expansion to create 25 jobs

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

    Watch the video on Josh on the homepage under Multimedia.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.
     

  • Milton man confesses to stealing copper

    A Milton man was arrested after confessing to theft of high-grade copper from his employer.

    William M. Thacker, 37, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a Class D felony, on Tuesday, March 27, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Thacker was employed by MTR of Ky., LLC, a recycling company located at 250 Hunter Heights Rd. in Milton. He admitted to stealing copper tubing and wiring his employer used in its processes, the release stated.

  • Burglars break into Valley Christian Church

    Local police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Valley Christian Church, 817 11th Street in Carrollton, that was discovered Sunday, March 25 by the church members. The church is offering a small reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest or conviction in the case.

  • Council considers online reservations for RV park

    The city of Carrollton continues to weigh its options for taking reservations at the new Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry and council members Robb Adams, Kevin Craig and Mike Gordon participated in a conference call with Ron Medenwald of Hercules 3.0, a reservation and campground management software company in California, on Monday, April 2.

  • Carroll County students show progress on PLAN test scores

    The results are in, and Carroll County sophomores have made progress on the road toward the ACT.

    The Class of 2014 made gains above the state average in the PLAN test, administered this past fall, said district Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams last week.