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  • Booster seat law now in effect

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a new booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than nine years old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat. The law went into effect June 24.

    The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations with a $30 fine, although no court costs will be assessed. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

  • Carroll man arrested after gas station robberies

    A Carrollton man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with robberies at two gas stations in Carrollton.

  • County park improvements top county’s new budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which is 4 percent smaller than last fiscal year.

    Capital projects were reduced from $2.58 million to $1.23 million. The 2014-15 capital project funds included ensuring the bonds for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus and improvements to Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Pride wins Carrollton Idol

    The male singers held serve during the Carrollton Idol finals Saturday night at the Historic English Schoolhouse as country singers Marcus Pride and Ricky Tucker claimed the top two spots, while the youngest contestant Ryan Cain finished in third place.

    Pride dropped to his knees when Carrollton Idol host Brandon Stewart announced he was the winner, and, afterwards, Pride talked about the emotion.

  • Code enforcement moves forward in Carrollton

    Initial steps to clean up the city of Carrollton have begun.

    City Attorney Amy Eversole presented city council with four new ordinances related to addressing clean up issues. The first reading will be held at a special council meeting tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, June 26. The second reading was tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. June 29.

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  • New stop signs for P’ville; Deed error corrected

    A new Prestonville ordinance will place stop signs at all intersections within the city’s limits. Prestonville City Commission conducted the first reading of the new ordinance during the June 15 meeting. 

    The ordinance, read by City Attorney Corey Gamm, stated that drivers are ”to  come to a complete stop” at the intersections where stop signs are located, and designated each of the 13 intersections within the city as locations for those stop signs.

    The second reading will be held during the next regular meeting.

  • Carroll County At Work: Ryan Gosser (K for K-9 Trooper)

    It takes a special kind of dog–and person–to become a member of the Kentucky State Police Special Operations K-9 Unit.

    Trooper First Class Ryan Gosser has been with the unit since 2008 and a trooper since 2001. He currently works with two dogs: Grizz, a German Shepherd who is about five years old, and Bear, a black Labrador Retriever who is about six years old. He has had Grizz for between three and four years and Bear for about two years.