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  • ‘Sharing the Health’ at CCMH

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Nearly twice as many people than was expected attended the first Hispanic Health Fair at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Saturday, July 28.

    While 96 people pre-registered for the event, a total of 132 stopped by throughout the morning. The health fair was intended for Hispanic and low-income families in the area.

  • Ghent city clerk resigns

    The Ghent City Commission voted during a special meeting Tuesday, July 24, to approve the appointment of Robbin Powell as temporary city clerk/treasurer.

    The position was vacated Friday, July 11, when former clerk Bulinda Willis submitted her written resignation to Mayor Bill Mumphrey.

    Powell was hired to fill in until a permanent clerk is hired. Applications for the position are being accepted through Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Ghent: Is rental to commissioners conflict of interest?

    City officials are working to clarify the living situation of Commissioners Kenny and Lisa Barr to determine if a conflict of interest exists.

  • Couple arrested in connection to thefts at seven businesses

    A couple suspected in thefts from seven businesses in recent months has been arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Nathan C. Seaward, 27, and Candida M. Blanton, 33, a homeless couple living in a van at the end of Lock Road, were arrested July 16 by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable and Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson.

  • Meisberger found, arrested July 17 in Madison, Ind.

    The man who allegedly jumped off the Prestonville Bridge June 21 has been arrested by Indiana Police.

    Wade R. Meisberger, 40, of Indianapolis, Ind. was taken into custody by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:36 p.m. July 17, according to a news release. Meisberger was arrested on Skyline Drive in the Madison Mobile Home Complex by Capt. Keith Hartman and Sheriff John Wallace. The arrest was executed without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Pair arrested after traffic stop in city

    Carrollton Police arrested an out-of-town pair after conducting a traffic stop.

    Officers Justin Doll and Daniel Embry stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on July 23 at approximately 1 a.m. After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, the police allegedly found marijuana and LSD in the vehicle, according to the police report.

    Tommy Tullos Jr., 30, of Denham Springs, La., was charged with failure to signal, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, LSD.

  • C’ton man arrested for allegedly assaulting girlfriend, deputy

    A Carrollton man was arrested on domestic violence and cruelty to animals charges Wednesday, July 18.

    At about 10:40 p.m., Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson was on patrol when a female flagged him down. She said she was a victim of domestic violence caused by her boyfriend, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. The woman allegedly told Jackson her boyfriend had choked her and their dog and thrown her out of the house.

  • Deadline to run for office this fall Aug. 14

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Those who have not yet registered to vote may visit the county clerk’s office by Oct. 9 to do so. Prospective voters will need to bring their driver’s license to register. Election day this year is Nov. 6.

    National and state elections this year will include the race for United States President and Kentucky State House of Representatives.

  • Willhoite named CCHS Asst Principal

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Mark Willhoite is “coming home” to become the assistant principal of Carroll County High School.

    Willhoite has taught in the Carroll County School District, but most recently held the vice principal’s position at a Gallatin County school.

    A 1985 graduate of Carroll County High School, he received his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville, as well as his masters in education.

  • Property taxes remain same, rec signs to be posted soon

    Property taxes will remain the same for Carrollton city residents next year.

    This means the city will be missing out on approximately $13,476.31 in revenue that could have been gained by taking the 4 percent increase, which equals about 1 cent per $100 of property valuation, according to initial estimates from City Clerk/Treasurer Becky Pyles.