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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Nov. 14, 2012

    State installs directional signs

    After 26 long months, the state has finally installed the brown directional signs for cultural and recreational points of interest in Carrollton.

    Main Street Program Manager Sam Burgess told city council Monday that the signs from the state Department of Transportation Cabinet Parks and Recreational Signage Program look very nice, and he thinks they will help draw more visitors into downtown.

  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 14, 2012
  • Carrollton council names Beck fire chief

    Carrollton City Council moved to install advanced fire engineer Greg Beck as the new fire chief Monday night.

    The city has been without a fire chief since Randy Tharp’s retirement nearly 18 months ago.

    “We have a person who has been handling that position now for a year and a half,” Mayor Gene McMurry told council. “And I’m recommending that we appoint Greg Beck as fire chief for the Carrollton Fire Department.”

  • River walk, campground top issues in C’ton election

    A former mayor, a former city councilwoman and a newcomer will be sworn in on Carrollton City Council.

    City residents voted Nov. 6 to bring in Dwight Louden, Tammy McBurney and Hayley Franklin, respectively, and re-elected current members Ann Deatherage, Mike Gordon and Robb Adams.

    Deatherage, also a former mayor, was the top vote-getter with 834. “I felt quite honored,” she said when asked how it felt to receive the most votes. “I’ve enjoyed it and maybe people realized that I do. I’m excited to be back on again.”

  • Honoring those who served
  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane Nov. 16

The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in recent inspections.

    The Cabinet implemented a monthly inspection frequency earlier this year to review these locations. The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Ghent leaders hope to reduce conflict

    Officials in Ghent are ready to move forward, now that the 2012 election of its city commissioners is over.

    This year’s mid-term ballot on Nov. 6 fielded nine candidates for four open spots on the five-member City Commission, which includes Mayor William Mumphrey. The mayor’s term is four years, and Mumphrey’s term ends in 2014. Commissioners serve two-year terms.

  • P’ville commission eyes spending issues

    City of Prestonville voters returned two incumbents to its city commission last Tuesday and elected two new members who will take office in January.

    Voters return Rae Stevens and Robert Dixon to office and chose Billy Walker and Linda Kelly Clark as new commissioners. Stevens was top vote-getter at 27, followed by Clark with 26, Walker at 21 and Dixon with 19.

    New commissioner Walker has a list of issues he hopes to address in his first term of office.

  • Honoring those who served
  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 7, 2012