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  • Political candidates respond to questionnaires

    Carrollton
    City Council

    Name: Robb W. Adams

    Age: 44

    How long have you been
    a Carroll County resident?

    16 years

    Where did you attend
    high school, college?

    Owen County High School

    Have you held public office before? If so, in what capacity?

    Yes. I am a member of Carrollton City Council.

    Why did you choose
    to seek this office?

  • Hawkins benefits from full-ride county consortium scholarship

    A scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium provided Mary Hawkins with opportunities that led to a full-time job in quality assurance at Dow Corning’s Carrollton plant.

    The scholarship paid Hawkins’ full tuition at Jefferson Community and Technical College and for all of her books for her two-year degree in Applied Process Technology.

  • Carroll County Middle School next in line for renovations

    Now that the renovation of Cartmell Elementary School is complete and the Early Childhood Learning Center is in its second year, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James and the Board of Education are turning their attention to upgrading and updating Carroll County Middle School.

    The project will include a new or renovated gymnasium, as well as renovations to two basements below the existing building, James said in a phone interview Monday, to create space for an arts and humanities program and project-based learning.

  • Gun falls from woman’s purse, discharges

    Customers having lunch at the Carrollton McDonald’s received quite a shock last week after a handgun fell from an Ohio woman’s purse and discharged inside the restaurant.

    Carroll County Central Dispatch received a call at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, reporting that a woman fired a gun into the building at McDonald’s, according to a news release from Carrollton Police Department.

  • Lacefield named to Ghent P&Z

    The Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission appointed a new member during a brief special meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    Aaron Lacefield, owner of McCool’s Tavern on Main Cross Street, was nominated and approved by a 5-0 vote.

    “As a new businessman in town, he will be an asset to us,” said commission Chairman Karen Browning.

  • Society celebrates ‘heritage’ Saturday

    Heritage Day is this Saturday on the front lawn of the Masterson House, and Port William Historical Society President Ben Collett said it will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities, vendors and period demonstrations.

    The ultimate goal is for the event to be more of a community fall festival, Collett said Tuesday, and to become one of the organization’s major annual fund-raisers.

  • Showing off their Skills

    Leadership training was the main focus this week of the statewide SkillsUSA conference at General Butler State Resort Park, but community service was the centerpiece of the three-day event.

    On Monday, more than 100 students from around Kentucky, including many from Carroll and Trimble counties, arrived early Monday to work on several projects to beautify the various areas of the park.

  • Juveniles may face charges for prank call to county 911

    Two boys who made a prank call to Carroll County 911 last week could face a felony charge. The boys reported that a 16-year-old girl had been shot in English, but the call was false.

  • Beall appointed to fill Ghent P&Z vacancy

    The Ghent City Commissioners on Monday appointed Joe Beall Jr. to fill a vacancy on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    Beall and Aaron Lacefield were recommended to the commission by the P&Z to replace James Walker, who resigned his position Sept. 5. Mayor William Mumphrey nominated Beall, and the commission voted unanimously to approve the nomination.

  • Definition needed to advance project

    The city of Carrollton’s zoning ordinance will soon have a definition for “high density residential,” something that was missing and needed for a new project that is on the horizon.

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the wording Monday night that states high density residential will not have fewer than seven nor more than 20 dwellings in an acre.

    The only comment at the hearing came from developer Paul Kemper’s representative Mark Gentry who simply said, “Thank you.”