Updates from Mayor Adams
On Thursday, April 20th, 2023, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Mayor and Chief Wilhoite learned that Myles Cosgrove had apparently been hired as a deputy by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. The City of Carrollton had no knowledge of this hire prior to that time. This was a decision made solely by the Carroll County Sheriff Ryan Gosser and had absolutely nothing to do with the city. The city was not consulted, nor were we required to be consulted. The Sheriff is an elected position and has the authority to make his or her own personnel decisions. Cosgrove had applied to the City of Carrollton in the past but was not chosen for employment. Over the last couple of days, the general public learned that Cosgrove has been employed by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department. Also, over the last couple of days, the City learned of a potential protest that was going to be held on April 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the courthouse lawn at 440 Main Street Carrollton Kentucky, regarding that hiring. Given the geographic location of the courthouse in the city limits, the City of Carrollton Police Department had an obligation to make a presence to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors. At that point, the Carrollton Police Department did activate their protest protocol to ensure safety. On Monday April 24th at 10:00 a.m. a group did assemble at the courthouse lawn to exercise their right to a peaceful protest, and it was a peaceful protest without any incident. The City of Carrollton does not have any further comments on this matter at this time.
Mayor Robb W. Adams