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  • Manslaughter, fetal homicide charges against King dropped

    Felony charges were dropped Monday in the case involving a 2007 motorcycle crash in Shively that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child.

  • Humphrey named to jailer’s board

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey has been re-elected to the Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board of Directors.

    Humphrey was elected Carroll County Jailer in 1993. He has served on the KJA Board since 2001.

    “Being on the board gives me more insight to what is going on across the state,” Humphrey said. “It allows us to be more active with other counties and with the association. It also helps us receive updated information about what is going on with current legislation.”

  • Health officials say breastfeeding aids children

    In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7. the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.

    According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The 2011 World Breastfeeding Week slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby as well as the importance of having support.

  • Poker run to help children this Christmas

    The second Helping Kids in our Neighborhood Poker Run is expected to attract about 200 bikers this year to aid Carroll County children in need this Christmas.

    Organizer Kenny Jones said there has been a great response already this year for the Aug. 21 event, which begins and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw.

    “People have really been generous this year,” he said, noting the group has received many donations, including tickets to see an Indianapolis Colts game and a Pittsburg Steelers game, as well as many autographed items to help raise funds.

  • Radon: Lack of knowledge could kill

    By Gina Clear

    Landmark News Service

    As the adage goes, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us.” But authorities on radon say lack of knowledge on the subject could be killing us.

    “It’s astonishing, frankly,” said Professional Learning Institute Dean Steve Keeney, “but there’s nobody out there explaining the risk to the public.”

  • Capstone auction connects local produce with restaurants, stores

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. — As Amish families prepared their produce – watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more – for Friday morning’s regular auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.

  • Mother informed charges have been dropped in death of Chadwell, unborn child

    The parents of a local woman killed in a 2007 Shively, Ky., motorcycle crash were told Monday that the case was dropped against the driver.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell and her unborn baby were killed July 2, 2007, when the motorcycle she was riding crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits in Jefferson County, according to a July 2008 News-Democrat article.

    The driver, Bernard Kalep King, now 28, initially was charged with having no motorcycle license or no insurance for the bike at the time of the wreck.

  • 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.