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  • Live Your Passion | G - Guitar Enthusiast Juan Fernandez

    Juan Fernandez purchased his first guitar about two weeks after moving permanently to the United States in 1992. However, it would be more than 10 years later before he learned how to play beyond the basics.

    Today, he owns 12 guitars and plays the musical instrument every day–a pastime he now craves, as it helps him relax and spend some alone time.

    The son of Juan Jose and Carmencita Fernandez, Juan grew up in La Linea de la Concepcion in the south of Spain. “The Rock of Gibraltar is a five-minute walk from my house,” he said.

  • Sheriff’s Office hours limited to weekday day shift only

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is now covering calls during daytime hours only.

    New Sheriff Philip Marshall said deputies will respond to calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday as they can, when other duties such as court, taxes or serving papers don’t have them tied up. Calls outside of those hours will be handled by Kentucky State Police.

    “They are pretty much worn out,” Marshall said. “I can see the exhaustion in them.”

  • Marshall appointed sheriff

    As the newly appointed Carroll County sheriff, retired Kentucky State Police Trooper Philip Marshall brings 43 years of law enforcement experience and the opportunity for a clean slate to the job.

    “I’m not a politician,” he said. “I’m here to do a job, smooth things out and make it smooth for the next person who comes in.”

  • Debunking the rumors: Canaan open

    Despite rumors circulating around town, Canaan Land Ministries–the residential substance abuse treatment facility where former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been ordered to spend a one-year sentence–is open and operating.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Leigh Ann Roberts issued a statement by email Tuesday confirming Kinman’s whereabouts.

  • CPD arrests four, takes drugs off streets

    Carrollton Police conducted a routine traffic stop April 8, that led to multiple drug arrests and seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine and money.

  • Bow Bridge out for bid; slight changes to river walk plans

    The Bow Bridge project is finally heading to bid, and adjustments have been made to the river walk extension projects along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers as they also make their way through the bid process.

    American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron and Engineer John Miles were on hand Monday April 11, to present and to answer Carrollton City Council’s questions.

  • Easement would limit jail expansion; Animal shelter hours change

    An easement for Kentucky Wired dominated discussion at the April 11, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting because of its potential future affect on the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Kentucky Wired is seeking an easement to run underground cable to the Wheeler Hall of Justice. The easement is directly behind the jail, which would mean the county could not expand the county jail. The easement is the most direct route to the shared wiring closet of the two buildings.

  • Kinman pleads guilty, resigns as sheriff

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman pleaded guilty Monday, April 3, to five felony indictments, three misdemeanor indictments and three malfeasance violations, and he resigned his position as sheriff.

    He accepted a plea agreement that requires him to successfully complete a one-year residential substance abuse treatment program at Canaan Land Ministries in Autaugaville, Ala., and complete a five-year Pretrial Diversion program.

  • Ghent making progress on new city building; Plan egg hunt for Saturday

    During a special meeting of the Ghent City Commission March 21, city leaders discussed plans for a new city building with David Eberenz of Heritage Engineering. The proposed building will be located on Ann and Liberty streets in Ghent.

  • Council authorizes raises for next fiscal year

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion March 29, to give the Carrollton Police Department a 5 percent base pay increase and the other city departments a 4 percent increase. Department heads will distribute the pay raise as they see fit, and the mayor will distribute the department heads’ increases. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight both said they would forego the full 4 percent raise so that the remainder would go toward their employees’ raises.