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  • Long-time employee caught stealing equipment in county

    A long-time employee of Harris Farms was arrested after suspicions that he was stealing from the company were allegedly confirmed.
    Juan Carlos Perez, 34, 748 Tom Harris Road, Carrollton, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The charge is a Class C felony.

  • County Attorney office relocating

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh’s office will relocated Dec. 13 and 14 to 115 Fifth St. in downtown Carrollton.

    Business will be limited during the move and phone service may be interrupted, according to a news release from the office. If anyone needs to make payments for child support, delinquent taxes or cold checks, they may bring them to the new location during the move.

  • Becky Pyles says goodbye after 27 years in city gov’t

    After 27 years of serving Carrollton city government and working tirelessly to keep the city running, city clerk/treasurer Becky Pyles is hanging up her many hats and retiring.

    Over that time, she has worked with five mayors, moved the city offices and led the transition from paper files to computerized files.
    In an interview Dec. 6, Pyles reflected on her work with the city.

    A native of Milton, she is a 1969 graduate of Trimble County High School.

  • Prestonville agrees to sue building contractor

    Prestonville City Commission voted Monday to take legal action against Can Do Construction of Carrollton to recover alleged damages in the construction of its recreation building and city hall.

    Commissioners instructed City Attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard to file suit to get back money on the project for repairs they say will be needed, citing poor-quality workmanship.

    “It’s terrible,” Commissioner Wilk Hoskins said.

  • Lighting up the holiday
  • Panel finds no ethics violations in Ghent

    The Carroll County Ethics Commission has rendered a decision on claims of ethics violations brought against members of the Ghent City Commission.

    In its decision, the panel found no ethics violations on any of the 12 issues raised by Ghent resident Mark Browning, who filed a complaint on June 28 with Judge-Executive Shorty Tomlinson’s office.

  • 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.