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  • Carrollton Utilities Groundbreaking
  • Kinman Trial: Day 3

    Two key witnesses testified on the third day of Sheriff Jamie Kinman's trial in Carroll a County Circuit Court. Kinman is charged with tampering with physical evidence and second-degree official misconduct. 

  • Jury seated, testimony begins in Kinman trial

    Testimony is underway in the case involving Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor. The trial began Monday, Nov. 28, in Carroll County Circuit Court, with Special Judge Richard Brueggemann presiding.

    It took about seven hours–the entire first day of trial–but a jury of 14 people (nine men and five women) were selected. Two of the jurors are alternates and will be dismissed by random draw before deliberation.

  • River walk extension set to move forward

    The river walk expansion project took another step forward, as Carrollton City Council hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky., as the engineer. The company will oversee the river walk extension over the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and on the west end toward Point Park and for the asphalt trail from Point Park to the 2Rivers Campground along the Kentucky River. The company was previously hired as the engineer on the Bow Bridge restoration project.

  • Fiscal court seeks more information on proposed jail body scan policy

    Carroll County Regional Detention Center presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with its proposed body scan policy for inmates being processed into the jail.

    Carroll County Jailer Michael Humphrey said this is the only change he has to the policy manual.

    Fiscal Court tabled approving the policy to the Dec. 13, meeting so they could review the policy in more depth.

  • Updates on city books, vacant houses top Ghent meeting

    The process of getting the city of Ghent’s books back in order is now underway with the return of former City Clerk/Treasurer Bulinda Willis.

    During the Ghent City Commission’s Nov. 10, meeting, Willis said that they city’s QuickBooks had “not been updated for a while.” Due to this fact, she said it doesn’t match the bank statements.

    Willis also told commissioners she had “found a check that’s been here since April,” while cleaning out the office. She also is still finding bills that haven’t been paid.

  • Goins takes the reins of CCHS baseball team

    New Carroll County head baseball coach Kevin Goins has had a wild couple of weeks as the coaching job came out of nowhere. Carroll County had hired Levi Bristow before he resigned to take the same position at Oldham County High School. Goins said he had been a finalist in both of those coaching searches.

  • Former UofL, NFL quarterback Cantwell named Panthers football head coach

    Hunter Cantwell has followed his heart and found a new home in high school athletics as he was introduced as the new Carroll County head football coach Nov. 18 replacing Lee Downey who resigned Nov. 7.

    As a former NFL and University of Louisville quarterback, Cantwell could have found a coaching job at the college or professional levels. “At the upper levels coaching is business,” Cantrell said. “At the high school level you are developing young men.”

  • Sheriff Kinman’s trial begins Nov. 28, at Carroll

    After more than two years since the indictment, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman will go to trial Nov. 28, as a judge denied the defense’s second motion to dismiss the charges.

  • Leaving A Legacy: Zakk Hicks

    After going down in Carroll County High School baseball history as one of the team’s best pitchers, Zakk Hicks has now been recognized for his accomplishments statewide, making the state record books for most strikeouts per game in a season. Hicks ranks 11th on the list, averaging 12.7 strikeouts per game his senior year in 2015.