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  • Downtown Carrollton building coming down soon

    Carrollton’s downtown will soon have an empty hole on Court Street, as City Council accepted a bid to tear down the old Western Auto building.

    Council accepted the low bid of $35,800 from Lindsay Construction to tear down the city-owned building, located at 110 Court Street. The company submitted two bids for the project: $35,800, which included an EPA waiver for asbestos abatement and $50,400, which included asbestos abatement.

  • BOA denies NorthKey’s request to build on Clay

    After hearing concerns from several nearby residents at a public hearing and at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, the city of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments denied an application from NorthKey Community Care for a conditional use permit for the property located at 717 Clay St., located in the R-2 residential zone.

  • Work on Kentucky River Bridge should be complete by Thanksgiving

    The morning commute for those living on the west side of the Kentucky River should be back to normal starting Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    The Judy C. Harp Company, Inc. of Frankfort, Ky., completed the gusset and stringer work by the Nov. 15, deadline on the Kentucky River Bridge. However, the Kentucky Department of Transportation added to the scope of the project, as some additional work was needed for pedestrian safety. Harp employees working on the project said Monday that the additional work should be completed by Thanksgiving.

  • County tables motion to enter hazmat agreement

    Carroll County Fiscal Court tabled a motion Nov. 8, to pass an agreement allowing Carroll County to enter into a regional affiliation with 12 other counties in Northern Kentucky.

    Carroll County Emergency Services Director Ed Webb presented the affiliation agreement with the Northern Kentucky Regional Hazardous Materials organization. This organization would replace the Hazmat 7 regional team that Carroll belonged to for the past 14 years. That team was hosted by Pendleton County.

  • County roll off does not replace regular pick up

    Solid waste management is an ongoing issue in a number of communities, including Carroll County.

    To help with the rural solid waste collection Carroll County Fiscal Court provides a 30-yard roll off at the county garage. The county garage employees oversee the collection of solid waste on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon or until the container is full.

  • Ghent hires new city clerk and maintenance worker

    Ghent Commissioners learned from their auditor at a special meeting Oct. 26, that their financial records were in disarray.

    In presenting an initial audit report, Troy L King, of Kelly King & Co., told commissioners that their “books are a mess.” The audit covers July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, and during that period the city had two different city clerks in the position, he said.

  • Kinman files motions to dismiss, exclude evidence

    Defense attorneys for Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman filed a second motion to dismiss the indictment against him, as well as a motion to exclude from trial certain evidence, testimony or exhibits.

  • Trump carries Carroll and state in successful presidential bid

    Carroll County was among the 118 of 120 counties in Kentucky that voted for President-elect Donald Trump (R) over Hillary Clinton (D) on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Trump carried 62.5 percent of the vote in Kentucky (1,203,081 votes) compared to 32.7 percent (628,914 votes) for Clinton and 2.8 percent (53,747 votes) for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, according to the New York Times.

  • Ghent Fire responds to house fire

    An abandoned home on Old Hwy. 227 was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.

    Ghent Fire Protection District Chief Pat Stewart said the department received a call at 6 p.m. that an old log home that had not been lived in years was on fire.

    The department responded and asked for assistance from Westside and Worthville fire departments with the initial attack on the blaze, Stewart said. The fire was under control within about 15 minutes of firefighters arriving on the scene.

  • Newcomer builds gaga ball court at CAC for Eagle Scout project

    Christian Academy of Carrollton junior Nate Newcomer has become Carroll County’s latest Eagle Scout, joining recent local scouts Logan Underwood and Eric Popp as recipients of the award.

    Newcomer participated in Cub Scouts through second grade primarily in Harriett, Tenn., where his family lived before moving to Carroll County. He became involved in Boy Scout Troop 131 in the sixth grade.

    Newcomer and his family moved to Carroll County in 2005, when his father became pastor of Whites Run Baptist Church in Easterday.