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  • Yocum named JCTC campus coordinator

    Talk to Heather Yocum for just a few minutes, and it is clear that she is passionate about Jefferson Community and Technical College and its students. She will take that same energy and drive into her new position as campus coordinator of the Carrollton campus.

  • Record-setting food drive

    The Scouting For Food drive set a new record, collecting a total of 22,545 non-perishable food items. Saturday’s collection netted 4,140 items, including 875 from Carroll County Memorial Hospital, winner of the business competition, volunteer Ruth Baxter said. Carroll County Schools set a new record, collecting 17,409 items and Christian Academy donated 996 items. A total of $400 also was collected. All donations benefit the Food Pantry of Carroll County.

  • Ghent moves into new city building

    After years of planning and work, the new city building has finally become a reality for the city of Ghent. The city offices moved into the building in mid-October, and on Nov. 13, the City Commission had its first regular meeting there.

    The new building is located at Ann and Liberty streets on a lot purchased by the city in 2016. After the purchase of the lot, the city began discussing plans for the building with David Ebernez, an engineer they had worked with on a previous project.

  • Fiscal Court talks insurance, baseball complex and roads

    Health insurance options were presented to the Carroll County Fiscal Court Nov. 13, by Scott Brown of the Phil Brown Insurance Agency.

    Brown said Humana initially proposed a 15.6 percent rate increase for the same plan but they were able to negotiate the increase down to 4 percent. The health advocation service rate dropped from $1.40 per employee per month to $1.30.

  • Scouting For Food collection Saturday
  • KLC recognizes Sen. Hornback as a 2018 ‘Friend of Kentucky Cities’

    The Kentucky League of Cities presented Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) with a 2018 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at a recent Eminence City Council meeting, according to a news release. KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney and Director of Governmental Affairs Bryanna Carroll recognized Senator Hornback and thanked him for his commitment to cities.

  • Council considers new software, extends 2Rivers’ host contract

    Carrollton City Council is considering purchasing a new code enforcement software program that would stream line the code enforcement process and reduce unnecessary paperwork.

    Council held a conference call with iWorQ Regional Account Executive Ty Pebley at its council meeting Nov. 12. The company is located in Logan, Utah and has about 1,300 customers across the country. Several of those are in Kentucky, including Shelby County, Shelbyville, Frankfort and Anderson County.

  • Sisenstein, Gividen promoted

    The Carrollton Police Department promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant Nov. 12: Andy Sisenstein and Tim Gividen.

    “Promoting two officers in one day just does not happen especially in our department,” Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said.

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said, “I felt that both will accept the responsibility and do great serving the City of Carrollton.”

  • Abbott follows in father’s footsteps as CPD officer

    When he graduated from Carroll County High School in 2013, Nick Abbott first had aspirations of being a PGA golf pro. After high school he enrolled in the PGA golf management program at Eastern Kentucky University. But he said the program took all the fun out of golf for him.

    “I went a year without playing any golf at all,” Abbott said. “It took all the fun out of golf for me. I found out that you work five to seven years of 60-hour weeks making $23,000 to $25,000, and I thought there could be something I would like better.”

  • Abbott follows in father’s footsteps as CPD officer

    When he graduated from Carroll County High School in 2013, Nick Abbott first had aspirations of being a PGA golf pro. After high school he enrolled in the PGA golf management program at Eastern Kentucky University. But he said the program took all the fun out of golf for him.

    “I went a year without playing any golf at all,” Abbott said. “It took all the fun out of golf for me. I found out that you work five to seven years of 60-hour weeks making $23,000 to $25,000, and I thought there could be something I would like better.”