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  • Page receives gift of a lifetime from Garth

    When Jessica Page purchased tickets to the Jan. 27, Garth Brooks concert as Christmas presents for her husband, Jake, and her brother, Johnny Leep and his fiancé, Brooklyn Hesterberg, never in her wildest dreams did she know the concert would become a personal fairy tale.

  • Worthville reviews city ordinances

    The Worthville City Commission began the task of reviewing the ordinance books during a special meeting Feb. 3, at the Worthville City Hall.

    In attendance were Mayor Rachel Gmiter, Commissioners Katie Saggus and Andy Lucas, City Clerk Terry Hagedorn, and City Attorney Nick Marsh. Commissioner Marty Reynolds was not present.

    As the meeting began, Marsh reminded the board they were “stuck with the agenda,” which only included the review of ordinance books. He reminded them that no other topics could be discussed, only those on the agenda.

  • Rand, Hornback discuss legislation, taxes at town hall

    Recently-passed laws and a potential special session to discuss tax reform were the hot topics at attended a town hall meeting Jan. 26, with Rep. Rick Rand (D) and Sen. Paul Hornback (R). About 30 people were sitting and standing around the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse as the legislators shared their thoughts on the current short session of the General Assembly and answered questions from the audience.

  • Back in my day | Matt and Gerri Gandolfo

    Education brought Mathew and Gerri Gandolfo to Carrollton in 1964.

    Matt received a call from Bob Pike, the principal at the newly completed 42 School, now known as Cartmell Elementary. Pike needed a science teacher. Matt told him he did not know much about teaching, but Pike argued, “You know science.”

  • A fond farewell

    After more than 60 years in business, Webster Drugs will be closing its doors in March. The business has been bought out by Bluegrass Drug Center, an independent pharmacy with four area locations: Warsaw, Bedford, Campbellsburg and Madison, Ind.

  • Bluegrass excited to open in Carroll

    Local independent pharmacy Bluegrass Drug Center will be opening in Carrollton in March.

    Bluegrass bought out Webster Drugs and is currently renovating the former Long John Silver’s building, located at 1955 Hwy. 227. The last day for Webster Drugs will be some time between March 15-23.

    Bluegrass owner and pharmacist Erik Grove said if all goes well, the opening of the new location and closing of Webster’s will happen simultaneously.

  • Injured eagle rescued thanks to local citizens

    A phone call from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post changed the Friday, Jan. 20 evening plans of Ghent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Pat Stewart as KSP was looking for a fire department or rescue team that performed water rescues.

    “KSP said there was an injured eagle on Hwy. 36 and help was needed to rescue it,” Stewart said.

  • Police make arrest in ongoing drug epidemic, could lead to more

    Police removed more than 15 ounces of drugs–with an approximate street value of more than $13,600–off the streets in Carroll County.

    “In my 19 years of law enforcement, this is one of the biggest drug busts we have done that I’ve been involved with,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said.

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  • Mental health coalition begins to take shape

    The Carroll County Mental Health Collaborative is taking shape under the leadership of Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Following a contempt of court hearing regarding his and CPD Officer Ron Dickow’s actions in the Adam Horine case, Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas ordered Willhoite to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County. She wanted Willhoite to reach out to all the members of the community and law enforcement and to be a bridge builder.