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  • Carrollton city cleanup scheduled June 11

    The city of Carrollton and Rumpke are co-sponsoring a citywide cleanup on Saturday, June 11.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said elderly or disabled citizens who need assistance getting their waste materials from in or around their house to the curb can call the mayor’s office at (502) 732-7051 beginning Wednesday, June 8. The service is free to city residents.

    Inmates from the Carroll County Detention Center will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday to assist in the cleanup.

  • State files with ABC for parks

    State officials are moving forward with a plan to establish alcohol sales at four Kentucky state parks, including General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

    Also included in the plan are Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonburg and John James Audubon State Park in Henderson.

  • RV park groundbreaking to be held this Thursday

    Now that the bid has been awarded to Ohio Valley Asphalt, the Two Rivers RV Park will finally get under way.

    The city, OVA and architectural firm Lose & Associates will be holding a pre-construction meeting on May 19. Mayor Gene McMurry said all of the permits are in place. There is one minor glitch involving a small wetland area that the Army Corps of Engineers has labeled on its maps. However, McMurry said he does not think it will be a problem.

  • To Serve and To Protect

    The Carrollton Police Department held a ceremony Friday at I.O.O.F. Cemetery honoring the lives of three Carroll County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty: Former Sheriff Joe E. Robertson, former Police Chief Ronnie Carroll Carter and former Officer William M. Carrico Sr. About 60 family, friends and community members attended.

  • Worthville, Ghent, Westside fight Happy Hollow trailer fire

    No one was injured but two dogs died in a Happy Hollow trailer fire Monday afternoon. The trailer was deemed a total loss by Worthville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Garland Breeden.

    Worthville Fire responded with nine firefighters on the run to 220 Larrys Court. Ghent Fire Protection District and Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded through mutual aid and provided both water and manpower, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • Better revenue helps county offer increases for its workers

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $10.84 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12 on first reading at its May 10 meeting. The new budget will be in effect from July 1 to June 30, 2012.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the spending plan is about $24,423 higher than the current budget. “It’s a little bit higher,” he said, noting it’s much like the current year’s budget.

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  • Sheriff’s Office arrests Worthville man

    Patrick McGlennen, age 21, Worthville escaped from a Carroll County deputy sheriff on Monday, May 2 after officers attempted to execute a felony warrant on him. He was apprehended early on Wednesday, May 4.

    McGlennen was sought for the alleged theft of batteries from trucks and campers parked on Hunter’s Heights Road and from farm equipment from two farms on state Hwy. 227. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman signed a criminal complaint against McGlennen for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

  • Panel to review population changes, county voting districts

    Carroll County Fiscal Court on Tuesday appointed a three-member board to review population changes in the county to determine if any changes are needed in its magisterial districts.

    The three individuals selected are Don Ford of District 1, Margaret Riley of District 2 and Grover Crawford of District 3. They will be joined by Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh, who will serve as an ex-offico member of the board, county judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.