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  • No vote on syringe exchange at Carroll County fiscal court

    Carroll County Fiscal Court did not bring the proposed syringe exchange program to vote during the Nov. 24, meeting.

    The legislation that establishes the exchange programs through the local health departments states that if the health department is located in the city limits both city and county governments must approve the program. Carrollton City Council had voted against the syringe exchange the previous evening, making it unnecessary for the county to vote.

  • Lindsey awarded firehouse project

    Carrollton City Council awarded Lindsay Construction the firehouse stabilization project, located on Court Street, at its meeting Nov. 23. Lindsay Construction’s bid included one price for stabilizing both walls at a cost of $52,954.

    Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering explained to council that the project was re-bid without the bonding requirement, and they received three bids. Previously, there was only one bid and it was much higher than the estimated cost of $52,700.

  • Two arrested for drug possession

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call concerning an intoxicated juvenile on the evening of Nov. 30. That led to two arrests on drug posession charges.

    Deputy James Dews arrived at the residence and discovered three subjects lying in bed, one male adult, one female adult and a juvenile suspect, according to Sheriff Jamie Kinman. After beginning his investigation, Dews asked the subjects to go outside.  When they went outside,  one of the subjects said a drug dealer was still inside the residence.

  • Steuer hired as new Senior Center director

    Senior citizens of Carroll County will see a new director the next time they visit the senior citizens center. Frances Steuer became the center’s director Nov. 12.

    Steuer had been the director of the Gallatin County senior center until Oct. 23 when the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky ceased operations.

    “I was in the same boat as Mitzie (Williams) as we were employees of SSNK,” Steuer said.

  • Three arrested in drug bust

    Carrollton Police Department took 36 grams of illegal drugs off the streets and arrested three people at a city apartment Nov. 14.

    Officer Kyle Stewart and other officers responded to 425 Main Street, Apt. 2, after receiving a tip of drugs being brought there from Ohio, Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell said.

    After receiving consent to search the apartment from the lease holder, officers discovered 11 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of heroin and 17 grams of marijuana, Mitchell said.

  • CCMH earns statewide recognition as a top 10 acute care hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of Kentucky’s top 10 acute care hospitals for excellence in outcomes.

    The rankings from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics are based on factors including patient safety indicators, readmissions and mortality. The recognition for CCMH is part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 19, which celebrates the accomplishment of rural health organizations this year, according to information from the sponsoring organizations.

  • Water main leak on Hwy. 227 affects several homes, businesses and CAC

    Christian Academy of Carrollton was among the several Carrollton Utilities customers affected by a stress crack in a water main located on Hwy. 227, next to the county garage. Water service was shut off at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 19, to make the repair. Manager Bill Osborne said the crack was fixed pretty quickly, but a boil water notice was issued as a precautionary measure.

  • It only takes one: Supplee wins home in Kosair Children’s raffle

    A call that Tanya Supple of Carrollton nearly hung up on Saturday night because she thought it was a telemarketer turned out to be one telling her she had won a home in Norton Commons valued at almost a half-million dollars.

    In a Tuesday interview, Supplee said she bought one ticket during a telethon on WAVE3-TV, after her mother offered several times to go in on one with her. She said this was unusual because her mother isn’t one to gamble or buy tickets on raffles.

  • Supporting troops away from home: Hearn collects items for care packages

    At just seven years old, LJ Hearn already understands what it means to volunteer and share with those who are less fortunate than him.

  • CCMS project progresses; Zapp presents annual audit

    “Work is progressing to complete the Carroll County Middle School addition and renovation project,” Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said at the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting.

    Hogan said the subfloor is complete, and the hardwood floor is going down in the gymnasium. Drywall work in the lobby is complete and painted. The recent rains have held up outside work. The concrete contractor has been on-site, but the mud has prevented them from working, he said.