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  • Beck resigns as fire chief, options to be discussed

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck tendered his resignation March 5, but has agreed to continue working in a part-time capacity to ensure a smooth transition until a new chief is named.

    In a letter accepted by city council Monday night, Beck said he will leave the full-time post March 24 to take a position as a firefighter with another agency in Northern Kentucky.

  • St. John Catholic Church’s history preserved in new book by local

    What began as casual research into his family’s genealogical roots became a four-year project culminating in a 235-page book highlighting the rich history of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton.

    Dr. John Smith, formerly of Carrollton, wrote “St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church,” which spans 1853-2013.

  • Don’t miss ‘Les Mis’

    It’s a classic novel, a Broadway hit and an Oscar-nominated film, and now it is coming to a stage near you.

    Carroll County High School presents “Les Misérables,” starring about 25 local high school and elementary school children. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Three Rivers earns national accreditation

    Three Rivers District Health Department is one of the first 11 in the nation to receive national accreditation.

    The Public Health Accreditation Board recently awarded the status to the district, which operates health departments in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties.

    Three Rivers District Director Dr. Georgia Heise said work began on the new national accreditation process about 10 years ago. Officials with the health district knew before the process was formalized that it was a goal they wanted to achieve.

  • Gas leak in city causes evacuations

    A small gas leak in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Carrollton on Tuesday, March 5, turned into a big headache for Carrollton Utilities workers.

    General Manager Bill Osborne said in a news release that Dennis Wheeler, a CU serviceman, was making a routine service call to 714 Sixth St. between 10-10:30 a.m. when he detected the odor of natural gas in the area. Once he confirmed the leak, he called into CU for assistance.

  • Public Forum: What the people had to say

    “For Carrollton to be successful, we must ______.”

    • Invest significantly in the downtown business district, including the waterfront.

    • Invest in youth, after school programs.

    • Finish addressing façade issues, especially the backs of buildings.

    • Have a collaborative effort between business owners and city to spruce up downtown.

    • Clean sidewalks and curb areas; plant trees and flowers to beautify it.

  • Served warrant leads to a second arrest

    A routine warrant service resulted in the discovery of heroin at a Worthville residence.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw and Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow were participating in a child support round-up special detail on Tuesday, Feb. 19, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Officers learned that a woman who lived near where they were working had a warrant from Gallatin County. They stopped at the home of Amy L. Fields, 33, at 275 Hwy. 467, Worthville and served her with a warrant from Gallatin County District Court.

  • Gas leak investigated on Sixth St.
  • KSP arrests trio after Owen County robbery

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Two Carroll County residents and a third individual from Northern Kentucky have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the New Liberty branch of the First Farmers Bank and Trust.

    Todd McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, was arrested Monday afternoon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and charged with second-degree robbery, flagrant non-support and failure to appear.

  • Man revived, arrested on heroin charges

    A Carrollton man was found unconscious with a needle sticking out of his arm on Monday, Feb. 25. The needle was believed to contain heroin, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Darrin W. Downard, 43, 1961 Thyme Avenue, Carrollton, was found lying face down in the kitchen at approximately 7 p.m. by his girlfriend, Lisa Hornback, according to a news release. An ambulance and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable were dispatched to the apartment.