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  • Woman pleads to manslaughter charge

    A Carroll County woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her infant child.

    Lisa N. Payton, 30, pleaded guilty on one count of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, and first-degree wanton endangerment in a plea agreement entered in Carroll County Circuit Court March 16. Judge Leslie Knight sentenced Payton April 21, to 10 years on the manslaughter charge and five years on the wanton endangerment. The sentences will run concurrently for effectively one 10-year term.

  • Jessee led unit of southern sympathizers during Civil War

    When the War Between the States broke out in April 1861, Kentucky, a border state, remained in the Union rather than join neighboring states of the South in secession. But in refusing to secede, Kentucky’s government also refused to join the fight against the South and declared its neutrality. Kentuckians were hopelessly divided.

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  • Carroll hospital upgrades its CT machine

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital recently upgraded its computed tomography equipment, more commonly known as a CT machine.

    Diagnostic Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said the upgrade replaces one that the hospital had in service since 2006.

    The greatest improvement, she explained, is the detail the new machine offers radiologists and doctors with compressed 64 slices or images to make one image. The old unit could only get 16 slices to make an image.

  • Vote daily to bring mobile theater to Carroll

    Students in Carroll County High School young leaders program tossed about ideas for a USA Today’s A Community Thrives grant program application, before zeroing in on one to submit. Now the young leaders need votes to make it a reality.

  • Carroll man sentenced in child abuse case

    A Carrollton man has been sentenced to jail after he pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Raymond E. Hendricks Jr., 53, of Carrollton was originally indicted on first-degree criminal attempt to commit sodomy, a class C felony; second-degree rape, a class C felony; first-degree sodomy, a class A felony; first-degree criminal attempt to commit rape, a class B felony; and first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony.

  • 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.”