Local News

  • Budget plan funds raises, park projects in next year

    Construction on the RV park and river walk, pay increases for city employees and physical and personnel changes at city hall top Carrollton’s 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

    The city held department budget meetings in mid-March, however changes have been made to the budget since then. Mayor Gene McMurry said once he has gone over the changes with the councilmembers individually, a final draft will be written. The first reading of the budget is set for April 25 at the city council meeting.

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  • Pharmaceutical drop-off in sheriff's office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has begun participating in the pharmaceutical recovery program initiated by the Carrollton Police Department.

    A large blue box designated for pharmaceuticals is available in the sheriff’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    The box is part of a grant secured by CPD to ensure that prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

    The purpose of the grant was to take prescription drugs out of the pipeline that made them readily available to be stolen or ingested.

  • Rumpke wins city franchise bid with lower prices

    Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 to award the city’s garbage collection and disposal franchise to current contract holder Rumpke of Kentucky. This will extend its contract to May 31, 2017. Councilmembers Robb Adams and Larry Morgan were not present at the meeting.

  • Head Start building begins taking shape

    Work is under way on the new Carroll County Head Start facility behind Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    Head Start Director Pam McNeal said Monday that the building will house four Early Head Start classrooms for the birth-to 3-year-old program and four Head Start classrooms for the 3- to 4-year-old program.

  • Expenses rise in proposed $2.45 million jail budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got its first look at the proposed $2.45 million budget for the county’s detention center Tuesday, March 22.

    County Jailer Michael Humphrey presented the spending plan that balances by using $50,000 from the detention center’s reserves in a certificate of deposit.

    “We are on the borderline,” he said, noting he expects to do the same next year to keep his budget balanced.

    Under state law, the jailer is required to present his budget to fiscal court by April 1.

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  • CPD’s Mitchell graduates from DOCJT

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell, along with law enforcement officers from 16 other agencies across the state, graduated March 25 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

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  • Cartmell renovations ahead of schedule

    The renovations at Cartmell Elementary are ahead of schedule and, according to a report from superintendent Lisa James, “the roofer is going to honor his contract.”

    The roofer and the roof with being completed properly have had some issues to this point, but James told the March 24 board of education meeting that all problems have been solved and the building will be completely finished before school starts in the fall.