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  • Housing authority has no tolerance for drug trafficking

    It’s a huge problem and the answers are elusive, but there are people throughout the community trying to do what they can to stem the use and sale of illegal and prescription drugs.

    Zero tolerance is what Ray Clem, director of the Carroll County Housing Authority, said he has for those individuals who sell drugs, and a one strike and you’re out policy is written into the public housing lease. Three of the 33 people arrested in the most recent drug sweep lived in the housing authority, and Clem said they can no longer live there.

  • Ghent zoning appointments approved after controversy

    The third time, indeed, seems to be a charm.

    In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Ghent City Commission voted to approve two appointments recommended by Mayor William Mumphrey to the city’s Planning and Zoning board.

    Once sworn in by County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Rusty Whisman will join as a new member and Ronnie Walker will commence a second term on the panel, which next meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at city hall.

  • Ghent zoning appointments approved after controversy

    The third time, indeed, seems to be a charm.

    In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Ghent City Commission voted to approve two appointments recommended by Mayor William Mumphrey to the city’s Planning and Zoning board.

    Once sworn in by County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Rusty Whisman will join as a new member and Ronnie Walker will commence a second term on the panel, which next meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at city hall.

  • River walk, splash park projects on the horizon

    City Council requested Mayor Gene McMurry ask David Lose from Lose & Associates to attend their next council meeting on March 12, if not sooner, to discuss the river walk and splash park projects, as well as the RV campground. City Attorney Nick Marsh also said the city needs to get a final cost estimate from Lose for their work on the downtown project.

  • Body may be missing Worthville resident

    Indiana authorities believe a body found along the Ohio River, about a half mile from Vevay, is that of 20-year-old Justin Hearn of Worthville.

    Hearn went missing Dec. 13, 2010, while on a duck-hunting trip with two friends, Joseph McDermott, then 21, and Jeremy Pence, then 20. The johnboat they were hunting in was submerged by a wave and they were tossed out. Both McDermott and Pence managed to swim to shore and survive the ordeal; searchers spent three days searching the freezing waters and found no sign of Hearn.

  • KSP arrests local woman for alleged meth lab

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County woman after discovering a methamphetamine lab inside her home located at 221 Pryor Branch Rd.

    Kimberly M. Granger, 39, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine first offense and possession of a controlled substance. She is currently detained at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

  • Powers arrested by sheriff’s office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office made its final arrest as a part of the multi-agency undercover drug investigation.

    Daniel L. Powers, 25, 62 Center St., Radcliff, surrendered Thursday, Feb. 16 to Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputy J.T. Shaw at the Carroll County Hall of Justice, according to a news release. He was indicted for two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance second degree, first offense, a Class D felony.

  • Ghent looks to repair church for Lighthouse

    Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey is hoping to get Phase II of the project to renovate the city-owned Christian church under way soon.

    During a town hall meeting Friday night, Feb. 17, in City Hall, which occupies rooms attached to the rear of the aging church, Mumphrey said he had obtained estimates for a laundry list of repairs that are needed just to make the space usable.

  • Citizens get voice in city plan

    City leaders and members of the community dedicated an hour-and-a-half of their time Thursday night to discussing the current state of Carrollton and how it can grow and thrive in the future.

    Bobbie Bryant, community development advisor for the Kentucky League of Cities, facilitated the meeting, which was attended by about 80 people and held at the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria.

  • Opiates create drug problems

    On the day Whitney Houston died from a suspected drug overdose, between two and three Kentuckians also died from known drug overdoses. Kentucky loses about 1,000 people per year from drug overdoses, more than those who die in car accidents.

    While Houston’s death has not been officially attributed to drug and alcohol abuse, it has long been documented she struggled with addictions to both.