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  • Board flounders through meeting, lacking legal counsel

    At the suggestion of city attorney Jason Baute, the Ghent Board of Adjustments held a special meeting Monday to approve minutes from its Nov. 14 public hearing regarding a zoning citation given to Gary and Cheryl Nohner.

    But Baute couldn’t attend, citing personal reasons, and the board was left on its own to flounder with legal issues and questions as Chairman Tom Sibley opened the meeting.

  • Hanging up the clipboard: Mefford retires as AD, head coach

    Carroll County High School Athletic Director and head basketball coach Randy Mefford announced his retirement from both positions following the Lady Panthers’ loss in the 31st District tournament Wednesday, Feb. 22. He will stay on as athletic director at the high school through the end of the school year.

    In an e-mail sent out Wednesday night to school administration, teachers, coaches and fellow district coaches, Mefford said he had informed his Lady Panthers, as well as Principal John Leeper and Superintendent Lisa James, after the game about his decision.

  • Celebrating Reading

    Children enjoyed games, crafts and a variety of other activities at this year’s Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, sponsored by The LEARN Committee. The event was held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Kathryn Winn Primary.

  • 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.