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  • Church not eligible for city’s EIP funding

    First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton, did not receive funding from the Enterprise Incentive Program for its new sign.

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry said the church is not a business, which makes it ineligible to receive funding.

    The city’s Design and Review Board initially approved the funding request for $1,150, but it was not approved by city council.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 12, 2011

    Carrollton has bigger problems than house

    The resident at 617 Main Street came to Carrollton City Council Monday night to let them know they need to focus on bigger problems than the home he rents.

    Jesse Smoot said he has lived in John Shrewsberry’s rental at the location for the past year with his partner and said they have enjoyed living in the yellow house on the Ohio River.

  • Pedestrian killed on US. 421 in Trimble

    A Milton man died Oct. 4 when he was struck by a vehicle on U.S. 421 south of Milton.

    Kentucky State Police report that Marshall Kendall, 63, was walking south on U,S. 421 North around 8:36 p.m. and had stopped to remove some debris in the roadway. Kendall was struck by a vehicle traveling in the northbound lane, according to the state police news release. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Trimble County Coroner.

  • Crime brief - Oct. 12, 2011

    An alert neighbor led to a foiled burglary attempt and the arrest of a 30-year-old Milton woman, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The neighbor, who resides on state Hwy. 316, observed a woman enter the home of a neighbor and alerted police, according to Trooper Michael Webb, public information officer for the KSP Campbellsburg Post 5. The neighbor confronted the subject who then fled. The neighbor gave police a description of the suspect’s car, a blue Subaru.

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  • McMurry explores fire chief options

    The days of the city of Carrollton having a paid fire chief may have come to an end with the recent retirement of Randy Tharp.

    That’s one of the options that Mayor Gene McMurry is considering as he reviews the need for a paid fire chief and its importance in maintaining the city’s insurance fire rating.

    The city has worked under a scenario for three months where a paid fire engineer has been handling Tharp’s administrative duties, while the fire department’s volunteer assistant chief took the reins as chief on fire scenes.

  • Fiscal court to lease Camp Kysoc property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will lease the Camp Kysoc property in a move that will eventually allow it to be used for recreational opportunities and special events.

    Cardinal Hills Healthcare, which operated the camp under its Easter Seals program, closed the camp last year because it was losing money and turned the property back over to the Kentucky Department of State Parks.

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  • First Lady Beshear visits Carrollton on campaign trail

    On the campaign trail for her husband, Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear spoke with students, residents and community leaders Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant in Carrollton.

    Beshear took questions from several students from Carroll County High School, mostly pertaining to the future of the proposed expansion of the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

  • Unidentified man sought in hotel theft

    An unknown male reportedly stole in excess of $500 from two local motels, and law enforcement officials are asking for help in identifying the alleged culprit.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman released a photo of the man who is a suspect in the thefts. Kinman said it’s possible the man was passing through Carroll County and stopped at the hotels along Interstate 71 to commit the crimes.