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  • New NKU, JCTC program to expand access to education

    A new partnership between Northern Kentucky University and Jefferson Community and Technical College will make earning a bachelor’s degree more seamless, efficient and affordable than ever before.

    NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns and JCTC President Dr. Ty Handy announced the program, which will launch this fall, at an event April 28, at the JCTC Carrollton campus.

  • Back in black (and gold): Carroll, Owen relive ‘glory days’ with alumni game

    Carroll County former football players will suit up–some for the first time since high school–and take the field for an alumni football game against Owen County at 7 p.m. May 14 at Panther Field.

    Alumni Football USA has hosted more than 1,000 games in 24 states over the past 29 years. The games are used as a fundraiser for local communities, and Saturday night’s game will benefit the Carroll County High School football program.

  • Judge weighs dismissal after Kinman hearing

    About a year and a half after his indictment, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman appeared in Carroll County Circuit Court May 10, with his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, for an evidentiary hearing regarding True’s motion to quash or dismiss the indictment. The motion was originally filed Nov. 20, 2015. Kinman was indicted Nov. 3, 2014, for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree official misconduct.

  • County speed limits set for use of golf carts, ATVs

    Carroll County roads now have posted speed limits and new requirements on the use of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles on them.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved both ordinances on second reading Tuesday at its regular meeting. Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick and Magistrate Kerry Graham also are reaching out to cities in the county by offering them a sample ordinance on golf carts and ATVs for their consideration. They appeared before Carrollton City Council Monday night.

  • Two killed in Carroll County wreck on I-71

    Two people were killed and another seriously injured during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 11, in a single vehicle accident on I-71 in Carroll County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday morning of a single vehicle collision on I-71 at the 39 mile marker northbound, according to a news release. 

  • “Panther Express” returns to Lexington
  • Detention Center adds x-ray machine to control contraband

    The Carroll County Detention Center now has an x-ray machine that will scan everyone entering the jail. Jailer Mike Humphrey told Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday the machine should help control contraband entering the jail.

    Humphrey said the day it was installed one visitor voluntarily gave up pills that had been stored in a body cavity, and they caught someone trying to smuggle a lighter into the jail.

  • Interim Healthcare employee indicted for controlled substance charges                                                                         

    A criminal investigation into the theft of prescription drugs in Owen County led to the indictment of a Trimble County woman for providing false information to obtain narcotics.

    Lisa V. Temple, 38 of Milton, a registered nurse at Interim Healthcare in Carrollton, was indicted April 8, for prohibited acts relating to controlled substances. The charges stemmed from acts allegedly committed by Temple between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, 2015, in which she knowingly misrepresented or withheld information from a practitioner in order to obtain controlled substances.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for new campus

    A rainy afternoon could not dampen the spirits for an event that was 48 years in the making, as the ground breaking for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus was moved indoors to the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine Friday, April 22.

  • Carrollton man dies in fatal house fire Saturday

    A house fire at 814 Fourth Street claimed the life of a Carrollton man Saturday, April 23.

    Jack Wilson, 55, of Owensboro had lived in the duplex for about a year, Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said. No one else was injured in the fire.

    Carroll County Dispatch alerted CFD at 3:46 p.m. Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow also arrived on scene and communicated to Terrell about the status of the fire.