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  • 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.

  • Polls open Tuesday for party primaries

    Carroll County voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide party primary races for Kentucky’s top jobs.

    Carroll County deputy clerk Patty Mefford said the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    But she noted that Democratic voters will not see Gov. Steve Beshear’s name on the ballot. Mefford explained that he is unopposed in his bid for re-election and will not be on the ballot until November.

  • NKU students offer options for marketing city, county

    Northern Kentucky University marketing students say Carroll County has many strengths it can use to attract new business, industry, residents and visitors by making better use of the Internet and social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and text messaging.

  • Tractor Time