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  • Dispatch budget to include 7th employee

    The 911 Board approved a budget of $584,530.64 for fiscal year 2019-20 at its meeting Feb. 15. The budget will be presented to Carroll County Fiscal Court and Carrollton City Council to be included in their new budgets.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell told the board the budget includes a seventh dispatch position that is needed based on the call volume dispatch is handling. He said at one time there were seven dispatch positions but it had been reduced to six positions.

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  • Carroll experiences flooding. Again.

    The Ohio River was forecasted to crest at 1 p.m. Feb. 13, at 51.3 feet, two feet above minor flooding, and well below the 57.04 feet of last year’s Feb. 26 crest.

  • City sells downtown properties to library

    The City of Carrollton has agreed to sell three downtown buildings and a vacant lot to the Carroll County Library Board of Trustees for $260,000.

  • Basketball star Devine inducted to Wall of Fame

    Lady Panther basketball great Hannah Devine was inducted to the Carroll County High School Wall of Fame Feb. 8. She finished her career as the school’s second-leading scorer and becomes the fourth woman on the Wall, joining Whitney Ballinger, Pam Browning and Kelly Mazza.

  • Judge rules in favor of GM Financial against Kinman

    A Carroll County Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of General Motors Financial in its complaints against Herb Kinman Chevrolet that the dealership violated its master loan agreement, committed breach of trust, conversion and fraud.

    Circuit Court Judge Leslie Knight signed a Writ of Possession Monday, Feb. 11, that turns over all inventory at Herb Kinman Chevrolet including vehicles, parts, equipment, and all inventory used to run the dealership to GM Financial. The writ also includes franchise rights and service agreements.

  • CFD to receive specialized washer for fire gear

    Carrollton Fire Department will soon have a way to remove dangerous carcinogens and hydrocarbons from their fire gear, thanks to the Kentucky Fire Commission.

  • Miss Kentucky talks to CCHS students about achieving goals

    Third time was the charm for Miss Kentucky Katie Bouchard as she spoke to the students of Carroll County High School, Feb. 4 during a morning assembly about achieving your goals.

    On June 30, 2018, Bouchard of Owensboro, Ky. was crowned Miss Kentucky after her third attempt to win the crown, realizing the goal she had set when she was in the second grade.

  • Carroll uses three of 10 NTI days due to bad weather

    The weather in Kentucky is described many ways: hot cold, wet, dry, unpredictable, unbelievable and some days unacceptable.

    Data from the Kentucky Mesonet station located at the corner of Hwy. 42 and Martin Road collects data and sends it to the Kentucky Climate Center located at Western Kentucky University every five minutes. The data can be accessed at kymesonet.org.

  • Historic home lost to fire

    A grease fire caused a Carrollton woman to lose her home and possibly her pets Friday afternoon.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said home owner Maggie Klein was frying a turkey when a grease fire started in her kitchen, located in the southwest corner of the home on the first floor. She called Carroll County Dispatch at 1:35 p.m., and firefighters arrived on scene at 1:38 p.m. at her home at 406 Highland Ave.