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  • Budget proposal may set aside funds for fire truck, fund shed and truck

    A new pumper truck for the Carrollton Fire Department won’t be purchased this year, but council agreed Wednesday that it needs to begin setting aside money for one in next year’s budget.

    Members of city council gathered Wednesday afternoon for budget presentations from the fire department, public works and the 2 Rivers Campground. The proposed budget includes funds for increasing volunteer firefighter pay and a storage shed and new truck for the public works department.

  • Ghent commissioners offer support for P&Z

    We will support you.

    That’s the new message from members of the Ghent City Commission to residents who may be interested in serving on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments.

    City business dealing with planning and zoning issues remains at a standstill because neither the P&Z nor the BOA has enough members to form a quorum, which is required for a meeting to discuss any city business.

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  • Have you met ... Margaret Walker

    What started as a way to get a job in education became life’s work for Margaret Brown Walker.

    The retired Carroll County High School special education teacher was born in Lexington, but moved to Carrollton in 1952 with her family when her father, Jim Brown, decided to open a retail lumber company in town. During that time, her mother, Caroline, taught health and physical education at Carrollton High School for four years.

  • Budget ups festival funding, offers raise

    Funds for the river walk and splash park have not yet been included in the city’s preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget, but should be added soon. Other highlighted items include new city entrance signs, a larger Fourth of July festival and a 3 percent pay increase for all city employees.

  • CPD looking for suspect after attempted bank robbery

    Carrollton Police are investigating an attempted robbery at First National Bank Friday.

    CPD received a call from First National Bank’s main branch at 604 Highland Avenue at 4:50 p.m. alerting them of the attempted robbery, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a Tuesday interview.

    According to police, a male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller asking for money. The teller questioned the individual, who then picked up his note and left.

    Willhoite said the man did not say he had a weapon.

  • Two killed in Henry Co. crash

    Two people have been killed in a single vehicle crash in Henry County, including one from Carroll County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call on the crash at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle, driven by Jeremy Talbott, 35, of Eminence, was traveling east on Hwy. 146 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. Both Talbott and a passenger in the vehicle, Amy Perkins, 32, of Sanders, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County Coroner. 

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  • Carrollton City Council | March 13, 2013 issue

    CFD wins state grant

    The Carrollton Fire Department received a $6,400 matching grant for a new thermal imaging camera from the Kentucky Fire Commission. It is a 50/50 matching grant, meaning $3,200 will come from the state and $3,200 from the city budget.
    Fire Chief Greg Beck said council has not set aside this amount for the grant. He asked that the city pull from the $40,000 it had earmarked for the fire truck grant from the carryover funds because he did not think the city would receive the truck grant this year.

  • Sewer cleaning

    A contractor for Carrollton Utilities will be cleaning and using a sewer TV camera on the sewer line on Highland Avenue next week. The work will take place from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. starting Monday, March 18 and will be completed next week. One lane of traffic will be blocked and parking will be restricted during that time.