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  • Police looking for clues in Ghent burglaries

    Two burglaries in neighboring areas of Black Rock Road in Ghent are under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Victor Proctor, 3195 Black Rock Road, reported his home was broken into on April 2 while he was out of the county for a few hours, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release. Proctor alleged the burglar pried open a back door and broke a window to gain entry to the mobile home. Once inside, the burglar took a 42-inch LG television.

  • Domestic dispute sends husband to hospital

    A domestic dispute between husband and wife ended with the man being flown by helicopter ambulance for treatment of stab wounds.

    Wanda Louise Brown, 57, 41 S. Cemetery Lane, Worthville, was arrested for second degree assault on Thursday, April 5, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Brown is accused of stabbing her husband, 63-year-old Robert Brown, in the stomach and left leg with a butcher knife.

  • Fiscal court considers coordinating holiday closing dates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to look at developing a new holiday schedule for its employees to reduce confusion for the public.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county offices and state offices in the courthouse follow different holiday schedules, meaning some may be closed when others are open.

    “The public doesn’t understand that,” he said.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - April 11, 2012

    First reading for city employee raises

    Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-13 salary scale to reflect a three percent pay raise across the board for all city employees. The change would take effect July 1. The second reading will be April 23 at the next meeting.

    Carports, lowering grass height discussed

    City council may be changing its ordinances to include carports and to change the acceptable grass height.

  • Ghent P&Z elects new officers

    With only one item on the agenda, the six-member Ghent planning and zoning commission elected new officers and then adjourned.

    Without elected officers, the commission first voted to allow member Karen Browning to act as moderator for the election. Fellow member Ron Walker presented the following slate of officers: new-member Rusty Whisman as chair, James Walker as vice-chair, Caroline Reisner as secretary and Karen Browning as administrator. Browning's election requires approval from Ghent City Commission, which will meet on April 23 at 5 p.m. at city hall.

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  • Carrollton man charged with rape second degree

    Carrollton Police Department arrested an 18-year-old for having consensual sex with a 12-year-old.

    Chief Mike Willhoite said Timothy Earl Davis, 18, of 379 Pate Ln., was charged with rape second degree after the mother of the victim discovered the incident and reported it to the police.

    Davis admitted to the incident, Willhoite said.

    Second degree rape is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • C’ton city council hears proposals from two companies for future splash park

    Two companies presented proposals for Carrollton’s upcoming splash park project. Recreonics and Bluegrass Recreational Products, both out of Louisville, made presentations to city council Monday night.

    Both designed mock-ups based on a price of $350,000, given to them by Lose & Associates project manager Michael Pavin. However, Carroll County Community Development Corp. Executive Director Joan Moore, who is currently writing a grant application for the proposed splash park, said the amount set aside in the master plan is $158,508.

  • Ghent woman arrested on drug charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a Ghent woman after a traffic stop was made on Hwy. 227. Savannah Atkins, 22, of 500 Main St. in Ghent, was heading northbound toward Carrollton when she was pulled over by Officer Tim Mitchell on April 7 at 2:04 a.m.

    Atkins was charged with reckless driving, DUI first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance first degree-heroin.

    After she was arrested, a search of her purse found two spoons, both with white residue and a syringe, Chief Mike Willhoite said.