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  • Willhoite, Dickow could face contempt charges

    Contempt charges against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow were put on hold by Special Judge Karen A. Thomas during their first appearance in Circuit Court on Thursday, June 3.

    If found in contempt, Willhoite and Dickow could each spend 179 days in jail for their alleged roles in putting a Carroll County inmate on a bus to Florida on April 23, rather than transporting him to Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, as had been ordered by District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

  • Fair Festivities
  • C’ton wins grant to fix bridge near campground

    The city of Carrollton has been awarded a $100,000 federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Directory Bob Yoder announced Monday to Carrollton City Council. The grant is an 80/20 match and will be used to fix the floor of the historic wrought iron bridge, located over the ravine next to the 2Rivers Campground and pave sidewalks from the bridge to Point Park.

  • Out with the old

    Carrollton Utilities’ water line replacement project is underway on Highland Avenue from Second Street to Eleventh Street. The project, which began the second week of May, replaces 4,735 feet of six-inch cast iron pipe installed more than 80 years ago with new six-inch PVC plastic pipe, which has an estimated life of 100 years, Utility Engineer Terry Roach said.

  • Carrollton Idol competition returns June 19-20

    A dozen singers with dreams of a career in the music business will vie to be the next Carrollton Idol June 19-20, at the English School House.

  • Warsaw Family Practice moves to new office near courthouse

    The Warsaw Family Practice office, part of the physician services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, has a new home across from the courthouse square in Warsaw.

    The new office, at 202 Franklin St., provides an expanded number of exam rooms and a better layout for the office, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said Monday.

  • Main Street committee makes list of improvements for downtown

    A marina and service station, a welcome sign seen from the Ohio and Kentucky rivers and way-finding signage top the list of improvements that can be made to bring more businesses and people to downtown Carrollton, according to the Carrollton Main Street Program’s economic restructuring committee.

  • Auditors to get city of Ghent’s financials up to date

    The city of Ghent will soon be up to date on its financial statements through 2015. Ghent Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday, June 9, to allow Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC to complete the uniform financial reports for 2012, 2013 and 2014. City Attorney Bill Brammell said, by his understanding, the state will accept these reports in place of an audit to catch up the city through this year. Raisor, Zapp & Woods went through a lot of the same work as is done with an audit, he said.

  • County to purchase rescue equipment for CFD, Westside fire departments

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing Emergency Management Director Ed Webb to purchase the equipment needed to outfit Westside and Carrollton fire departments for vehicle extractions.

    Webb said that the county did not have enough duplication of equipment to address the needs of both departments. The new equipment will allow the county to enter the mutual aid agreements with Carrollton and Westside.

  • Discussion on how to make end-of-life plans will be held June 19

    Making end-of-life plans now will be beneficial to family members later.

    “The Kitchen Table Conversation” returns for its second year to help empower people to start thinking about end-of-life decisions now, said Starlette Fowler, a liaison for the program and a nurse at Hospice of the Bluegrass.