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  • Fourth candidate not able to be contacted for interview

    Repeated attempts by newspaper staff writers to contact Walter “Smiley” Coghill, candidate for Carrollton mayor, were unsuccessful. Telephone numbers listed with the county clerk’s office and in the local phone book were disconnected. Staff writers then visited the address listed on the candidate’s filing paperwork on Oct. 6, but no one was home. A note, along with a busi

  • Carroll County imposes ban on all outdoor burning

    A ban on outdoor burning in Carroll County was officially declared during yesterday’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. All outdoor burning in the county is prohibited under authority of KRS 149.401 and will remain in effect until rescinded by public notice. Drought conditions have prevailed throughout much of Kentucky for sev

  • Miller wants an active, attractive, assertive city

    For Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Estel Dean Miller, the future of Carrollton is more active, more attractive and more assertive.

    Like many in Carrollton, completing the Point Park and riverfront project is high on Miller’s priority list. However, he is not in favor of using eminent domain to acquire more property to expand the development.

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  • Kinman envisions improving relationships with community, other agencies if elected

    Jamie Kinman, Democrat candidate for the office of Carroll County Sheriff, envisions the sheriff’s department having more involvement with the community and a stronger working relationship with other law enforcement agencies if he is elected in next month’s general election. “I want the community to feel comfortable with our sheriff’s department, to approach us, to invit

  • Smith says January accident hurt primary campaign, leading to write-in run decision

    Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith says his decision to run for re-election as a write-in candidate stems from his inability to effectively campaign prior to the May primary. Smith was injured in a traffic accident on Jan. 12 while responding to a domestic violence call. The sheriff spent nearly a month in a Louisville hospital and several weeks recuperating at home. “I couldn’t campaign,&

  • New face joins the local police force

    Carrollton Police Department has expanded its ranks by one, as a new officer started this week.  Trimble County native Tim Mitchell began work on Monday and will attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University on Oct. 25. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, since I was a little kid,” Mitchell said. “I just wante

  • McMurry eyes business, riverfront, senior efforts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry’s vision for Carrollton if elected mayor includes completing the riverfront development, bringing new businesses into the area and providing additional transportation for area senior citizens to engage in social activities.

  • Carroll County to host SMX Job Fair Monday

    Carroll County will host a Job Fair presented by SMX Staffing on Monday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse. SMX Staffing is a staff management company with a recruiting office in Hebron, Ky., according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Tomlinson expressed concern about local unemploym

  • Clem to return as Carrollton Housing Authority director

    Ray Clem will succeed Harold Malcomb as the executive director of the Carrollton Housing Authority next month. Clem, who is currently the administrator of New Horizons Assisted Living Center in Carrollton, returns to the position he held previously from 1979 to 1984. “Ray starts the first of November and Harold’s retirement is at the end of November so there will be an overlap for