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  • Construction on I-71 to begin Oct. 5

    Motorists planning to travel Interstate 71 beware — road work on the highway gets underway Friday and could slow travel, especially on nights and weekends.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Monday that crews will begin the $11.6 million project Oct. 5 in the evening hours. To minimize disruption of business travel, he said, the work will be performed at night and on weekends. He expects the evening work could begin around 7 p.m.

  • Police check on registered sex offenders

    Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a check on 45 of the 48 registered sex offenders in Carroll County on Thursday, Sept. 27. The other three listed on the registry live in Indiana. Three arrests were made and two citations were issued.

  • Carroll County sex offender list

    James Allen Abercrombie, 62, 110 Hwy. 467, Worthville, Ky; compliant; move in from Indiana, original conviction for child molestation, age 14.

    Rod Matthew Adams, 28, 1499 Wrights Ridge Rd., Milton, Ky; compliant; convicted of third degree rape of 15-year-old victim.

    William Baker, 54, 1006 Fifth St., Carrollton, Ky.; compliant; convicted of two counts sodomy with 9-year-old victim.

  • Troopers arrest Worthville fugitive

    A prisoner who walked away from the Bluegrass Development Center in Richmond, Ky., has been captured by Kentucky State Police Troopers in Carroll County.

    Russell Allen Helm, 33, from Worthville, Ky., was apprehended Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at 811 Happy Hollow Lane in Worthville.

    Helm had walked away from the center on Thursday, Sept. 20, according to a KSP news release. 

    Also arrested with Helm was Latosha Marcum, 24, of Worthville.

  • Monk and Marsh EIP application moves on

    Design and Review Board voted 4-0 to recommend Monk and Marsh’s Enterprise Incentive Program application to Carrollton City Council at a special meeting held Monday night.

    Jim Monk missed the reguarly scheduled meeting because of a prior engagement, and the ordinance states the person applying for the grant money must attend the DRB meeting.

  • Fiscal court discusses multiple ongoing construction projects

    Projects around the downtown courthouse and those pertaining to roads in Carroll County were the focus of Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told magistrates that work continues on upgrading both the electrical and heating and cooling systems in the old courthouse building.

    The work on both fronts is on schedule and should be complete by Nov. 1, with any troubleshooting or punch list items to be finished by the end of November, Tomlinson said.

  • Kinman named Co-Sheriff of the Year

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been named Co-Sheriff of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association.

    “This is such a great honor,” Kinman said in a news release. “I am humbled and grateful to be nominated for this award and was truly taken aback when Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Director Jerry Wagner notified me of the award.”

    Kinman began serving his first term of office Jan. 1, 2011 as the Carroll County Sheriff.

  • Jones pleads to unlawful transaction with a minor

    Nearly a year after the case originally began, John F. “Jay” Jones IV accepted a plea agreement of two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and will permanently lose his teaching license.

    Jones faced two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse with penalties of five years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines for each count. The charges were amended to two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, third degree misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of 12 months and $500 fine on each count.

  • Campground revenues/expenses released

    Carrollton City Council got its first look Monday night at how the new Two Rivers Campground has performed in its first few months of operation.

    Mayor Gene McMurry included the list of receipts and expenditures for the Two Rivers Campground in the packets for council members.

    Overall, the campground has lost $22,542.11 as of Sept. 19, according to the paperwork. This does not include the loan repayment of $329,001 per year.

  • Road closings

    Two county roads will be closed due to construction projects.

    U.S. 42 at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power plant will be closed for a 12-hour period this week to allow for installation of a pipe bridge over the road. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 until 7 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 27. He said KU has agreed to work with the contractor to allow the school bus through the area if the road is still closed when it runs that morning.