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  • Council considers buying, renting new tasers for CPD

    With the hiring of two additional police officers, the Carrollton Police Department is requesting permission to upgrade its tasers.

  • Program to help families discuss end of life decisions

    Dignity is the universal word used most when describing how one would like to pass away. It is difficult to find that place when the family has not had that one conversation with their loved ones.

    No one wants to start that difficult discussion with a loved one about death. And the most difficult step is beginning the conversation. How does one address the topic?

    Bluegrass Care Navigators is hosting a complimentary dinner and program Sept. 7, for Carroll County families to take the first step in having the conversation with family members.

  • Basketball court renovations at Point Park approved

    Improvements are coming to Point Park, as Carrollton City Council at their Aug. 14, meeting, approved spending up to $10,000 on maintenance issues.

    Mayor Robb Adams said it has been a few years since Point Park has received any updates. One area most in need of repair is the basketball court, which is riddled with cracks, and the goals have rusty backboards and no nets.

  • “Painted Rocks” promotes exercise, creativity, family time

    One of the biggest trends sweeping the nation right now has also exploded in Carrollton.

    “Painted Rocks of Carrollton, KY” is a Facebook group based off The Kindness Rocks Project. According to the national group’s website, the goal is “to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients… whether by painting and dropping inspirational rocks or some other cool creative way to bring kindness into the world.”

  • Ghent Baptist Church says goodbye to parsonage

    There are changes galore along U.S. 42, travelling from Carrollton to Ghent. Road construction dominates the landscape, as the Kentucky Department of Transportation widens the highway. But no longer tucked away in the middle of Ghent is a landmark that stood for more than 100 years, as the Ghent Baptist Church recently removed its parsonage.

  • Walls hired as part-time deputy; election filing deadline Nov. 9

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a request Aug. 22, for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to hire a part-time deputy to fill the void when Deputy Danny Stivers moves from full-time to part-time status, which occurred at the end of June. Sheriff Philip Marshall said the department is set up to be staffed by four full-time deputies.

    The part-time deputy would be a limited duty position, assisting with prisoner transports, mental assessment transports, process service and assisting with accidents.

  • Witnessing history: Eclipse 2017

    The 2017 Solar Eclipse captured everyone’s attention Monday, Aug. 21, as Carroll County witnessed about 93 percent totality, meaning, the sun was not fully covered by the moon. Carroll County Schools extended its school day by 30 minutes as the peak time of the eclipse was about 2:30 p.m., and Christian Academy of Carrollton dismissed at noon.

  • Beck promoted to Carroll Co. dispatch supervisor

    Carroll County dispatcher Greg Beck has been promoted to dispatch supervisor. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said at the 911 Board meeting Aug. 11, the purpose of the position is so dispatch would operate more freely as a stand-alone department. He also said there would be less pressure on himself and assistant chief Tim Mitchell.

    Mitchell said that Beck would be the point of contact for recordings.

    Grant update

  • School resource officer position to return; CPD to hire position

    Through a partnership between Carroll County Schools and the city of Carrollton, a school resource officer will soon be patrolling the halls.

    Carrollton City Council approved the Board of Education’s proposal at its meeting Aug. 14.

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. to visit CCHS, promote entrepreneurship

    Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will speak to Carroll County High School students on Aug. 23, about entrepreneurship and the 2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). Hampton will be at CCHS from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

     “This is a great opportunity for our students,” said CCHS principal Tom Stephens. “Entrepreneurship represents a lot of the qualities that we want our students to have, and we hope to have several students participate in the 2018 LGEC.”