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  • George Jones to make appearance at Kinman Chevy

    Herb Kinman is in the mood to celebrate, and he’s inviting the Carroll County community – and country music legend George Jones – to celebrate with him.

    The owner of Kinman Chevrolet is hosting Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the dedication of his remodeled dealership.

    “This gives people the opportunity to come in and see the new place, see what we have to offer and meet our staff,” Kinman said Monday. “It’s not to sell; just a chance to get to know us.”

  • ‘Life’ brings theatre back to town

    Port William Productions brought “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the stage over the weekend at the Carroll County Middle School. More than 70 community members acted in or assisted with the production of the play, directed by Deborah Garrett and Mary Louden. The show was a fundraiser for the Port William Historical Society.

  • Commission levies largest fine in case against Sharon

    A former conservation officer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will pay a $10,000 fine after he accepted an plea agreement saying he violated the Executive Branch Code of Ethics for using his influence to benefit himself and others in his commercial fishing business.

    Dennis Sharon of Worthville also will receive a reprimand and waived any right to appeal the ethics violations.

  • Stop-work order to be issued for P’ville city building

    Kentucky’s Division of Building Code Enforcement is issuing a stop-work order on the construction of a new Prestonville recreation center and city hall building.

    At the request of Mayor Vickie Burgin, the state building inspector came to the building to inspect the project Nov. 20 and issued a field report that pointed to many issues with the structure.

  • Gilgal home burglarized; truck thefts reported

    A home on Gilgal Road was burglarized during the afternoon or early evening of Monday, Nov. 19.

    Angelus Saggus, 1715 Gilgal Road, called Carroll County Dispatch at 6:46 p.m. to report her home had been broken into. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable responded.

    Joseph Saggus, who also lives at the residence with his mother, reported that his room was ransacked. He said more than 100 narcotic pills, a necklace and other miscellaneous items were taken.

  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 28, 2012
  • Bathhouse, campground still in need of repair

    Now that it is closed for the season, work can begin on making repairs at the Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry told Carrollton City Council Monday night that he met Friday with Matthew Cramer of Lose & Associates and David Mefford,formerly of KEVCO, to discuss what still needs to be completed at the bathhouse. During what he described as a heated discussion, McMurry said he let the men know he is upset over the sewer problems, in particular the height of the sewer caps and the fact that there are not stands to hold the pipe in place.

  • Cooling replacement may fall to county

    It could be a long, hot summer in the Wheeler Hall of Justice if something isn’t done about the air-cooling system there.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court Tuesday that he sought cost estimates for replacing the aging system and submitted it to the state Administrative Office of the Courts to proceed with approval to take bids on a new one.

    Instead, he received a reply that AOC won’t fund the estimated $28,830.

  • Have you met ... Greg Beck

    Bring up the Carrollton Fire Department and you can feel the excitement, energy and passion that new Fire Chief Greg Beck brings to his job.

    Carrollton City Council appointed Beck to the post Nov. 12. The position had been open more than a year since Randy Tharp’s retirement in October 2011.

    Beck brings years of training and experience to his new position.

  • Actions help limit damage in house fire

    Quick actions by homeowners John and Marsha Jones got firefighters on the scene quickly and helped limit the spread of a Sunday morning fire that started in a garbage can.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said Monday that while Marsha Jones and a neighbor were calling 911, her husband John and a neighbor were out back using three fire extinguishers to limit the spread of the fire.

    “It started in the Rumpke trash can at the rear of the structure,” Beck said of the fire. Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 9:41 a.m.