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  • Board allows Nohners to park trucks at home

    Gary and Cheryl Nohner may legally park their commercial tractor-trailers on their property on Fishing Street in Ghent.

    After two public hearings and a meticulous review of the facts by Chairman Thomas Sibley, the city’s three-member Board of Adjustments upheld the Nohners’ appeal of a zoning violation issued Sept. 9 by David Hendren, acting as the city’s zoning administrator.

  • KSP arrests CCHS teacher on sexual abuse charges

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County High School teacher for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

    Through investigation, it was determined that John F. Jones IV (known as ‘Jay Jones’), 32, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female student while in school, according to a KSP news release.

  • Debating the city’s fire chief position

    After nearly an hour of debate Monday night, the question of whether the city of Carrollton will continue with a paid fire chief remains unanswered.

    Mayor Gene McMurry presented council with a revised job description for the advanced fire engineer/telecommunications officer that moves many of the fire chief’s duties to this position, sparking the discussion.

  • Scouting for Food kicks off annual collection drive Saturday

    As the economy has affected millions of people throughout the United States, Carroll County is no different. The lack of permanent, full-time work has resulted in many people turning to the Carroll County Food Pantry. 

  • Blaze destroys structure in Worthville, no one injured

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Worthville Thursday, Nov. 3. No one was injured in the incident.

    The call was dispatched at 10:08 a.m. to 1711 Buffalo Road. Worthville Volunteer Fire Department went en route at 10:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 10:21 a.m. Ghent Fire Protection District, Sanders Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded through mutual aid with water and personnel. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies J.T. Shaw and Daniel Rose also responded to the call.

  • Bates attends circuit judges college

    Circuit Court Judge Stephen L. Bates, who serves Carroll and Owen counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court and family court judges.  

  • Planning and Zoning - Nov. 9, 2011

    Work continues at Bishop’s Trace

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning re-approved the original preliminary plat for Bishop’s Trace at its meeting Monday, Nov. 7.

  • County improves policy, saves on insurance plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to save money and improve some county employees’ insurance coverage by moving coverage from United Healthcare to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield next year.

    Scott Brown of Scott Brown Insurance presented the court with options for the 2012 coverage during the meeting. United Healthcare had informed the county its premiums would increase by 42 percent next year.

    By selecting Anthem, the county’s annual premium will drop by 14 percent.

  • Fiscal court okays signing lease with state for Camp Kysoc land

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign the lease with the state for the Camp Kysoc property.

    Tomlinson said he is working out the final details on addressing issues with two fuel storage tanks on the property. Under the lease, he said it is clear that the state maintains responsibility for those tanks. He noted that that also has been agreed to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The state can’t back away from that one,” he said.

  • CCMS drama offers a bullying message

    The Carroll County Middle School drama club tackles a familiar issue in an unfamiliar way when its hits the stage on Nov. 18 and 19. The students will present two dramas called “Lockdown” and “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions” dealing with bullying.