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  • 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.

  • Prestonville commissioners discover no single-wide ordinance was passed

    City of Prestonville leaders have been working under the misconception that an ordinance was passed some 15 years ago prohibiting single-wide mobile homes in its limits.

    That’s the conclusion of city attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard.

    At Monday night’s Prestonville City Commission meeting, Hubbard said she has worked with the mayor and city clerk/treasurer to find the ordinance that was passed. They could not find one, she said.

  • Have you met ... Steven Wallace

    A new face at Perry Park Golf Resort in Owen County will be familiar to many in Carroll County.

    Steven Wallace, a 2000 graduate of Carroll County High School, was recently hired as the golf pro at the resort; not bad for someone who did not become interested in golf until his senior year at CCHS.

    “I was not very good at that time,” he admitted Friday. He also played basketball and baseball for CCHS, but his senior year opted out of baseball in favor of golf.

  • Councilman frustrated by campground project delays

    Carrollton City Council addressed some of the lingering issues related to the Two Rivers Campground at its meeting Monday night. However, the project has run past its original opening date and is now slated to be complete by May 1.

    Councilman Robb Adams voiced his frustration with the project and said the city owes it to the taxpayers to get the park open. “We are the ones that should be holding someone accountable,” he said.

  • DRC Industries expansion to create 25 jobs

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Changing of the guard

    Carroll County High School teacher and alum Josh Mefford has taken the reins as the new baseball head coach. The former ball player has learned how to balance his new position with his career and family life and what it takes to step up from JV to varsity coach.

    Watch the video on Josh on the homepage under Multimedia.