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  • Construction project sparks debate in city of Prestonville

    A cloud of controversy surrounds the Prestonville recreation center and city building being constructed on New Castle Street.

    During a contentious Prestonville City Commission meeting Monday, Nov. 12, accusations flew, raising questions about back-dated contracts and whether the contractor was one of the original bidders on the project, as well as contractor requests for payment on materials they had to purchase, problems with the structure, and whether the mayor had the grant funds for the project.

  • Officials eye issues with construction

    Prestonville City Commission’s Nov. 12 meeting was filled with disputes between commissioners, the mayor and citizens, except when it came to issues with the construction on its new recreation center and city hall.

    At the meeting, they all raised concerns about the building’s construction, such as its concrete pad. They said it is not level and that there is a crack that extends across the entire pad.

  • Cattle stolen in county Nov. 9

    Five cattle were stolen from a Carroll County farm during the evening of Friday, Nov. 9, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    The cattle – four black cows and one belted Galloway, which is easily identified because it is black on both ends and white in the middle – were taken from the property at 4982 Hwy. 47. The cows belong to Jim Sapp, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Lawsuit filed against bus driver, administrators

    The parents of two children injured in the Carroll County Head Start bus accident on Oct. 29 have filed a lawsuit against the bus driver and the Carroll County School system.

    Erica Isaias Cruz, the mother of Dulce Cruz of Worthville, and Charles T. and Kristina M. Hollingsworth, parents of Ryleigh Nicole Hollingsworth of Ghent, filed a lawsuit with the Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk on Nov. 13.

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  • Carroll County man arrested for manufacturing meth

    A Carroll County man was arrested Oct. 31 after troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 found him with methamphetamine in his trailer.

    Troopers went to the home of Jeremy Cole, 33, of Carrollton at 667 Mill Creek Road after receiving information that there was a methamphetamine lab in the home. While conducting a search, troopers found several ingredients used in manufacturing methamphetamine, as well as one gram of finished methamphetamine. 

  • Scouts, volunteers collecting items Saturday for pantry

    Area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton Saturday to collect donations for the Scouting for Food project.

    This is the 26th year the event has collected non-perishable food items.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Nov. 14, 2012

    State installs directional signs

    After 26 long months, the state has finally installed the brown directional signs for cultural and recreational points of interest in Carrollton.

    Main Street Program Manager Sam Burgess told city council Monday that the signs from the state Department of Transportation Cabinet Parks and Recreational Signage Program look very nice, and he thinks they will help draw more visitors into downtown.

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  • Carrollton council names Beck fire chief

    Carrollton City Council moved to install advanced fire engineer Greg Beck as the new fire chief Monday night.

    The city has been without a fire chief since Randy Tharp’s retirement nearly 18 months ago.

    “We have a person who has been handling that position now for a year and a half,” Mayor Gene McMurry told council. “And I’m recommending that we appoint Greg Beck as fire chief for the Carrollton Fire Department.”