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Local News

  • Life in Carrollton aids locals with substance abuse addiction

    Donnie Dawes and Matt Lipe made a presentation to fiscal court Feb. 22, about the Life in Carrollton Ministries.

    The program started in 2000 hosting substance abuse classes. In 2005, they started growing the program by adding anger management classes. By 2009, the program had obtained 501(c)3 status.

    The program changed somewhat in 2010 as Dawes went to China with Dow-Corning for a year. Dawes said the ministry took a hit while he was gone.

  • City employee charged with class D felony

    A city of Carrollton employee has been arrested and charged with failing to perform a subcontracting job.

    Jonathan Licklider, 52, of Carrollton was charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property of more than $500, but less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in jail. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Carroll County District Court.

    Licklider was hired as the part-time code enforcement officer for the city of Carrollton in June 2015.

  • Anniversary celebration, community center discussed

    The City of Ghent celebrates its 200th anniversary July 23.

    Ghent mayor Lonnie Mefford said plans are being made for an all-day celebration. There will be music until midnight with a fireworks display at about 10 p.m.

    Vendors and food booths will be set up and the commissioners are planning activities for all ages. The Pioneer Power Tractor Club has committed to an equipment display. More information will be available closer to the date, but Mefford said he wants the community to know the date.

  • Republicans host first presidential caucus March 5

    Attention registered Carroll County Republicans: If you want to cast your vote in this year’s presidential election, you must report to the state’s first Republican presidential caucus Saturday, March 5. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Carroll County High School.

    The Republican caucus is for the presidential election only; the other primary elections will be voted on May 17. Democrats will cast their votes for all races, including president, May 17.

  • Local residents extend a helping hand

    More than 960 cases of water collected Feb. 17, in Carroll County and surrounding communities arrived in Flint, Mich., on Feb. 18, for distribution to city residents affected by the lead-contaminated water supply.

    Carrolton resident George Moore arranged for the second collection day to aid those affected.

    WIKI 95.3 radio set up a live remote from Earl Floyd Ford to promote the event. Account manager Kristin Clevenger and general manger Melissa Murphy provided shout-out thanks to those who donated.

  • CCMS gym still a top concern for Board of Ed

    The lack of progress on the middle school project and other concerns about the project were the focus of the Feb. 18 Carroll County Board of Education meeting.

    Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said there is not much going on outside at the middle school, mainly due to the weather. “The project is progressing very slowly,” Hogan said.

  • Crowell resigns, dispatch revenue options discussed

    Carrollton City Council accepted the resignation, with regrets, of Carrollton Police Officer Jennifer Crowell at its Feb. 22, meeting. Her last day is March 4. Crowell was the department’s first female police officer and has been working for the department since August 2013.

    Mayor Robb Adams said he told Crowell no one wants to see her leave, and maybe one day the city would get her back.

  • Fiscal court seeks funds for van costs; first reading held for golf cart ordinance

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is looking at the availability of Federal Transportation Authority grant funds to help cover the expenses involved with the costs associated with vans used for its senior center programs.

    At the Tuesday, Feb. 23, Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said no income is being generated with the senior vans and he is looking at how they can get money coming in to cover operating expenses.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb. 22-28

    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service,  Carroll County Emergency Management recognizes Feb. 22 – 28, 2016 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • Hearing sought to get Kinman charges dismissed

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman is seeking either the dismissal of his indictment or an evidentiary hearing pertaining to the Carroll County Grand Jury that indicted him Nov. 3, 2014.