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  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs

    County to pursue more funding for Park Trails

    In a rare Wednesday meeting on Feb. 9, the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to pursue a matching funds federal grant to help continue the development of the Park to Park Trails Project.

  • Impact of Sprint Cup race focus of March 3 meeting

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational session, “Coffee and Conversation,” on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Present at the meeting will be officials and directors of the Kentucky Speedway who will discuss preparations the local community needs to make in readiness for this summer’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race which will be held at the Sparta, Ky. facility on July 9.

  • Child support crackdown

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 local residents Thursday on charges they owe $126,300 in unpaid child support.

    The arrests came as officers from the three agencies and the Carroll County Attorney’s Office joined forces for a roundup of local residents with outstanding warrants for failing to pay child support. Fourteen of the 16 arrested remain in jail Tuesday afternoon at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • 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.