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  • Harbor added, amphitheater moved in new park plans

    Lose & Associates Inc., the landscape architecture and engineering firm designing the Carrollton Point Park development, received positive feedback on its revised concept plan Friday night.

  • 16 arrested for owing $126,300 in back child support payments

    The Carroll County Sherrif's Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 people Thursday night who officials said are $126,300 in arrears on their child support payments.

    Police are still searching for six more people who make up more than $181,000 in alleged unpaid child support, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Jodie Kemper retiring after 41 years at CCMH

    More than 100 well wishers crowded the cafeteria at Carroll County Memorial Hospital to bid farewell to Jodie Kemper who retires this month after 41 years of nursing at the hospital.  


    Many of her co-workers, including Jean Pyles, chairman of the hospital board; and Lisa Penick, chief nursing officer; gifted Jodie with cards and remembrances and praised Kemper’s passion for quality patient care.   

  • Pair arrested Sunday night for trafficking hydrocodone

    Two Henry County residents were arrested Feb. 13 in Carroll County while allegedly trying to sell hydrocodone.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said John P. Parker, 26, and Jessi M. Short, 19, both of New Castle were arrested at 7:01 p.m. Sunday night and charged with second degree trafficking controlled substances.

    Kinman said officers made the arrest during a controlled purchase that was allegedly made with the pair. He said Carrollton Police Department assisted the sheriff’s department.

  • Benefit held Feb. 26 for couple injured during 2010 Poker Run

    A motorcycle and ATV swapmeet and dance will be held on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to midnight at the National Guard Armory to raise money for Brad and Missy Valentine of Henry County. The couple was injured during the Poker Run on Oct. 24, 2010 benefiting the Carrollton Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. “We’re trying to help them through their financial situation,” organizer Ron Jones said.

  • Raffenburg is on the go with host McCartys

    Life at the McCarty house is ‘Go, Go, Go’ all the time. With three very active children—Josh, 15; Caleb, 14; and Hannah, 9— there is always something to do. “Our routine is very busy,” Magali McCarty said, acknowledging there is always a ball practice or a game for her and her husband, Anthony, to attend.

  • Bothdamri, Goffs take RV camping, enjoy winter snow

    For Jiraroj Bothdamri, his school year spent as a foreign exchange student in the United States via Carroll County has been full of first-time experiences: first time sledding in the snow, first time touching a horse and fish; first time playing America’s Favorite Pastime; and first time traveling in a camper. 

  • Kundic-Filcic explores sports with family

    The Byrd family is not afraid of change.

    After moving to Carrollton in July from Utah, Darren Byrd said his wife, Jennifer, began conducting research in August on how to become a host family for international students. Following an application process, background check and interview, Nina Kundic-Filcic arrived from Croatia on Sept. 1.

  • Esquivel gets taste of U.S. with Nab family, activities

    Lights left on. Rooms a mess. Soft drink cans lying around. Shoes in the middle of the floor. Boys will be boys, no matter where they come from.

    While this may sound like evidence of a rude house guest, Scott and Lisa Nab see it as exchange student Andres Camara Esquivel fitting right in with the family.

    “It’s been kind of like having the neighborhood-kid come stay with you,” Scott said. “It’s been bumpless.”

  • College, career event offers students future options

    Carroll County Area Technology Center students met with representatives from a variety of post-secondary educational and training organizations to discuss opportunities following graduation at the second annual College and Career Day held Friday.

    Representatives from 24 different technical colleges, training facilities and employers set up tables in the neighboring Conditioning Center to visit with students and show them what they have to offer, said CCATC business instructor and cooperative education coordinator Rachel Mefford.