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  • Carrollton Wifi moves ahead following several delays

    The city of Carrollton continues to work on implementing its citywide, public wireless Internet, or Wifi, project.

    Mayor Gene McMurry expressed his frustration with both the project and the company installing the Internet, Powered On, with city council at the Monday, July 11 meeting. The project, which council approved at the April 11 meeting, was to be completed in June.

  • Why wait ‘til it’s too late?

    Many people pre-plan their funerals, paying in advance for burial plots and headstones.

    Charles French has gone at least one step further – not only did he design and commission the creation of elaborate headstones for himself and his mother, he has had them installed in front of his home in the 900 block of Highland Avenue so that he can enjoy them before they are put to their intended use.

  • Suspect yet to be caught after stabbing

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police are looking for a Ghent man involved in an alleged stabbing Sunday, July 10.

    A felony warrant for second degree assault has been issued for the arrest of David N. Marlette, 29, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

    “We ask that if anyone sees him, call 911, CPD at (502) 732-6621 or the sheriff’s office at (502) 732-7010,” Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Tuesday. “We ask them not to approach him. He’s aware of the charges.”

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - July 13, 2011

    Court approves first reading for reapportionment plan

    By of a vote of 2-1, Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the first reading Tuesday of the ordinance to accept, in its entirety, recommendations from the reapportionment committee.

    Magistrate Dean Miller cast the dissenting vote, because he said he was not ready to accept the results.

    Miller said he has no problem with what the three-member committee did, but said he wants to see the numbers from the 2010 U.S. census that explains why the changes are needed in the first place.

  • Carrollton celebrates Race Week
  • Michigan man injured on I-71

    A Michigan man was injured in a single-vehicle incident on I-71 at the 47-mile marker Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb said Donta Yeargin was traveling southbound on I-71 when his vehicle crossed the median and apparently overturned numerous times. Webb said the incident is still under investigation. Yeargin was taken by Air Methods to the hospital. The name of the hospital and Yeargin’s condition is unknown at this time, Webb said.

  • Carrollton business expands to Cincinnati, Indianapolis

    Carrollton-based EasyPro Property Services recently announced its second expansion for 2011.


    The company, founded by D.J. Carroll, recently acquired and merged with Nieman’s Landscaping to extend its services into the Cincinnati area, adding more than 100 clients. The merger tripled sales in that market, CEO Carroll said.

  • County to upgrade emergency alert system with grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that will allow it to purchase eight new community outdoor warning sirens and three consoles for Carroll County Dispatch.

    The total cost of the project is $161,920, with federal grants paying for $121,440. A state matching grant will cover $19,430, leaving the county $21,050 to pay for.

  • City takes steps to rekindle grant program

    A program meant to spur regeneration and economic activity in the Downtown Redevelopment Business District in Carrollton has been overhauled and will soon be put back into effect.

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the revised Enterprise Incentive Program ordinance Monday night.

    Nearly two years ago, former mayor Dwight Louden froze the program because it was not working the way city government wanted it to.

  • Beshear vows to help track tackle traffic issues

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400 – the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at the Sparta, Ky., facility.