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  • Baute resigns as Ghent city attorney

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the resignation of Jason Baute of Carrollton as the city’s attorney during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 13

    In a brief letter to Mayor William Mumphrey dated March 5, Baute stated the resignation was effective immediately.

    “Thank you for allowing me to serve the City of Ghent,” he wrote, adding that he would transfer any files he has that belong to the city to the new attorney.

    The commission then voted 4-0 to hire attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard for the position.

  • Court eyes new system to heat, cool courthouse

    Last week started as an uncomfortable one for many who work in the old Carroll County Courthouse as spring-like temperatures moved in during the final week of winter.

    The courthouse has an old heating and cooling system that gives you a choice of using the heating system or air conditioning — but not both. And making this decision isn’t as easy as heading to the thermostat. To switch from heating to air conditioning, pipes have to be disconnected from the boiler system and moved to link up with the chiller system.

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  • Single-wides may return to Prestonville

    Prestonville City Commission wants to lift the ban on placing single-wide mobile homes on lots in the city.

    At its March 12 meeting, the city commission was ready to hold its first reading on changes to its mobile home ordinance that now only allows double-wide homes.

    City attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard asked that the commission delay action until its next meeting to give her time to prepare the ordinance change and do any research that is needed.

  • City leaders delay spending due to cost overruns

    Cost overruns on Carrollton’s new RV campground in the current budget means there won’t be funds for a new fire truck or to begin work on the riverwalk project in the coming budget year.

    City council members made these decisions last week during initial budget meetings with city department heads as they prepare its 2012-13 fiscal year spending plan.

    Before work began on the new RV campground, city leaders set a $1.5 million budget for the project, borrowing that money from the Kentucky Association of Counties.

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  • Meth Lab discovered during traffic stop

    A traffic stop in Trimble County led to the arrest of the driver for manufacturing methamphetamine. On March 8 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Noble stopped a vehicle driven by Corey Wardrup, 21, of Campbellsburg, Ky. on Rowlett Avenue in Bedford, according to a news release. A meth lab was allegedly discovered during a search of the vehicle. Troopers also allegedly found two ounces of finished methamphetamine inside the vehicle. No children were present during the stop. 

  • Council considers plan to extend wifi

    Carrollton City Council is considering a proposal from tech company Powered On that the company says will fix the current issues with the citywide Wifi.

    Powered On owner Brent Graves presented council with a quote for $2,912.90, which would include the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week. He also provided council with a map of the current antennas and proposed locations for the new antennas.

  • Group seeks fiscal court funding for 4-H agent

    Carroll County’s Extension Council and its volunteers want the county to provide the funding to help get a full-time 4-H agent back on the job here.

    At Tuesday morning’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, council members, volunteers and the county’s Extension agents came seeking “stop-gap funding” of up to $46,350 for the 4-H position’s salary over the next two years.