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  • Thomas arrested for child pornography

    A Carrollton man was arrested Monday, Nov. 25, for possession of child pornography.

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 5, Cody Allen Thomas, 23, was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of said matter. Both are Class D felonies.

    The release said KSP obtained a warrant to search Thomas’s home on Seventh Street, which led investigators to the discovery of a computer with more than 100 videos allegedly depicting child pornography.

  • Audit shows district cash balance increases

    Carroll County Schools cash revenue was up about $1 million during fiscal year 2013, according to a recent audit performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. 

    Jerilyn Zapp presented the results of the audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, to the Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 21. 

  • Council OKs 911 ordinance on committee membership

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to change the membership of the E-911 dispatch commission at its meeting Monday night.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the E-911 dispatch commission met Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson made a motion to change the membership of the commission. 

  • Candidates beginning to file for elections

    The race has begun for some candidates with an eye on the 2014 local Primary Election on Tuesday, May 20.

    All county and city offices will be up for grabs next year. 

    In the Primary, voters will decide along partisan lines which candidates will move on to the General Election in November. So far, all candidates who have filed are Democrats. If no Republicans file for any of these offices, the Democrats who win in the Primary will run unopposed on Nov. 4.

  • Ghent man injured in Saturday shooting

    A Ghent man was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, at University of Louisville Hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

    Trooper Brad Arterburn, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, said Alan Martin, 30, was shot late Saturday night, Nov. 23, at 94 Kinman Lane, just east of the intersection of Hwy. 47 and Bucks Run Road.

  • Three juveniles charged in Friday fight on school bus

    A fight on a Carroll County school bus – a video of which has gone viral online – has resulted in charges of fourth-degree assault with minor injury against two 13-year-old girls, according to Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Willhoite said Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, from district Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney about the incident, in which the two girls allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old girl on the bus.

  • Volunteer program to be based on Boone

    A local group hopes to use Boone County volunteer guidelines and training materials to develop its procedures as it works to establish regular office hours at Carroll County’s animal shelter.

    Both Carroll County Animal Support and Carroll County Fiscal Court agree the orientation and handbook used at the Boone County Animal Shelter are what is needed to facilitate animal adoptions using volunteers at the local shelter.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said several members went to Boone County and sat through the volunteer orientation.

  • Dispute over $303,540

    Carrollton city officials want Carroll County Fiscal Court to replenish the local 911 fund with more than $300,000 – money they believe was used to cover the county’s share of program costs.

    The report commissioned by city council makes the claim based on ordinances and an interlocal agreement – signed Nov. 23, 1994, when Bill Welty was mayor and now-mayor Gene McMurry was judge-executive. The fee is paid by landline telephone and cell phone users.

  • Carrollton City Council | Nov. 11 meeting

    Loss control/safety officer position a possibility

    McMurry is in talks with Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne about hiring CU loss control/safety officer Tim Pearson to also cover the city. The mayor said the city paid $1,200 more in liability insurance because the city does not have a loss-control employee. Both Osborne and Pearson are in favor of the arrangement. McMurry said they still need to discuss what share of the expenses the city would pick up. “It’s something we definitely need,” he said.

  • Contractor hired for river walk

    Carrollton City Council awarded the contract for the river walk project to Walter Martin Excavating Inc., of Lexington, Ky. The company bid $184,090 on the base bid for the 10-foot-wide sidewalk that will run from Fifth Street to the Point Park parking lot.

    The city also received base bids from four other companies: Adleta Construction, Knight Construction, Sedam Contracting Corporation and Straight Edge Construction.