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  • Mediation brings settlement in Nohner lawsuit

    The lawsuit filed by Gary and Cheryl Nohner last year against the Ghent City Commission, the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and, individually, Mayor Bill Mumphrey and three members of the P&Z – Karen Browning, David Hendren and Caroline Reisner – was resolved through mediation in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 7.

  • Clerk: Audit completed; changes implemented

    State Auditor Adam Edelen last week released the final report of an audit of the Carroll County Clerk’s Office for a year that saw a deputy clerk indicted and fired for writing bad checks that she cashed in the office.

    Overall, the audit report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2011 states that County Clerk Alice Marsh’s “financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Carroll County clerk in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting.”

  • Group seeks $140k in donations for Guard memorial

    A local committee is beginning work to raise more than $140,000 to create a memorial to honor the service of all those who have volunteered to serve in the National Guard unit based in Carrollton.

    Committee chairman Command Sgt. Major (Ret.) Jimmy Supplee outlined the project Tuesday for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce membership. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, also a committee member, shared the plans and a large architectural drawing of the memorial with fiscal court at its meeting Tuesday morning.

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  • Good to be green: Doyle to rejuvenate Carroll 4-H program

    After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • State public retirees to meet at Butler

    The Northern Kentucky Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge in Carrollton. The meeting will be held in the Burley Room in the dining room on the lower level.

    The lunch and welcome begins at 11:30 a.m. by Cathy Kunkel-Mains, chapter president. All those attending will order from the buffet and will be billed separately. Advance notice is required for anyone requiring a special menu option.

  • Courthouse Fixture: Stark Retires as Bailiff

    About 75 family, friends and co-workers gathered for a surprise retirement party for Carroll County Sheriff’s Office bailiff Strother Stark, who has served since 1996. Stark received a Citation of Appreciation from the Kentucky House of Representatives, presented by Rep. Rick Rand, as well as numerous other tokens of appreciation.

  • Watch D.O.G.S. promotes dad participation at local schools

    A new local program will soon put Watch D.O.G.S. on patrol in the halls at the local elementary schools. These will not be the four-legged furry kind, however; these will instead be the Watch Dads of Great Students. 

    The program was designed by the National Center for Fathering, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to “reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.”