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  • New booster seat law; how to buckle in correctly

    By MIKE WYNN

    The Courier-Journal

    Starting this summer, parents will be required to keep children secured in booster seats a little longer under a new state law that aims to improve safety in motor vehicles.

    The law, enacted in this year’s legislative session, includes two key changes related to age and height that parents should heed, otherwise they could face a $25 fine.

  • City to apply for grant to pave along Ky. River

    The city will be applying for a federal grant to construct a paved trail along the Kentucky River. Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Yoder said the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant is a 50-50 matching grant, and applications are due by April 30.

  • Toasted

    Ghent Fire Protection District and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a fire alarm at Landmark Apartments on Hwy. 36 Thursday, April 9. The cause of the fire was attributed to a toaster oven that had been left on.

  • Traffic relief coming

    Kathryn Winn’s new after-school pickup routine begins Monday.

    Thanks to a parking lot expansion behind the Board of Education building, Kathryn Winn parents will not be waiting as long to pick up their children after school. On Monday, parents will begin using two new pickup paths so that Ninth Street will no longer be blocked by stopped vehicles and so that students will have more safe crossing areas.

  • CCMS construction slowly making progress

    Carroll County Board of Education approved two change orders for the Carroll County Middle School construction project and a revised BG-3 for the Carroll County High School athletic complex upgrades at a special board meeting April 9.

    Change order 19 will cost $2,641 and includes an additional nine exit signs plus the installation of 16 exit signs.

  • Master plan needs revision if city wants car lots in C1

    Carrollton City Council aims to change the city’s comprehensive plan to accommodate car lots within the C1 district in downtown. The district encompasses the center of Seventh Street to the Kentucky River and from the center of Sycamore Street to the Ohio River–except for the block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and from Sycamore Street to Highland Avenue, which is zoned residential (R-2).

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  • Rain caused flooding issues throughout county

    The rain on April 2-3, created numerous problems for the Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said there was devastation from Locust to Ghent after the storm.

    “Locust was the hardest hit area,” he said.

    County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton concurred, saying at the fiscal court meeting April 14, that all of the water rolling through there clogged the culverts with debris. Magistrate Floyd Bowling reported 3 feet of water coming down Locust.

  • Heroin bill to create a new obstacle for prosecutors

    While the Kentucky General Assembly finally passed a heroin bill at the 11th hour, there are still several areas that are troublesome to Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford and to local law enforcement.

  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.