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  • Job well done

    Cartmell students were asked, ‘What are you most looking forward to this school year?’

  • Heroin, meth, legislation change drug landscape

    Local law enforcement agencies continue to fight the war on drugs in Carroll County. But the game is beginning to change, as new drugs hit the market and new legislation hits the books that may hinder police efforts.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said police first noticed the switch from prescription drug abuse to heroin when the street cost of oxycotin and oxycodone increased to $1 per milligram, or $80 per pill.

  • Mother shares son’s overdose story

    If Aaron Dawson had been a rock star, he would be considered a member “Forever 27 Club” – in the news following the recent death of British pop star Amy Winehouse, the group is basically a list of famous musicians who have died at the age of 27 from drug overdoses.

    Aaron wasn’t famous, but his mother Kathy Dawson of Carrollton bravely stood Thursday to tell his story of addiction – and ultimate death – to those attending an event on the Courthouse lawn sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.

  • Champions event in C’ton Thursday

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is sponsoring a community family event on the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse on Thursday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    The event will feature games, free food, water provided by the Inn Place Hotel and an address from Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite. Chief Willhoite will speak about the use of prescription drugs in Carroll County and the increasing use of heroin within the county.

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  • Marlette turns himself in

    David Nathan Marlette, a man wanted for stabbing his girlfriend in the arm, surrendered to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J.T. Shaw at the Carroll County Hall of Justice Thursday.

    Marlette, 29, is accused of stabbing Calleen Bromwell in the left arm on July 10 in the home they share in Ghent. Marlette surrendered without incident. He was held in the Carroll County Detention Center, but released Monday after paying his $5,000 cash bond. He is charged with second degree assault and has a preliminary hearing July 28 in Carroll County District Court.

  • Tim Hendrick retires

    After 29 years as the Carroll County Extension agent, Tim Hendrick retired Friday. His next job will be as a project manager for The Beef Connection, which has an office in Sanders.

  • Carroll County Public Library opens Workforce Center

    Carroll County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center. The Carroll County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.

    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • Fiscal court approves sublease for property at Lock No. 1

    Completion of the Park to Park Trails project’s first phase came a step closer to reality Tuesday with approval of a sublease with the Kentucky River Authority for land at Lock No. 1.

    At its meeting Tuesday morning, fiscal court approved the sublease, which will allow for construction of a walking trail, fence and a future canoe launch ramp on the Kentucky River.

  • Local pageant queen competes for Miss Ky.

    Christin Stoops is a pageant veteran. Locally, she has won every pageant title from Miss to Little Miss in both the Carroll County Tobacco Festival and the Carroll County Fair, as well as multiple baby contests. She was crowned Miss Tobacco Festival in 2009 and Miss Carroll County Fair in 2010. She also competed in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 pageant and placed in the Top 15.

    Coming in November, Stoops will put her skills to the test in a new challenge: Miss Kentucky USA 2012.