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  • City Council | June 4, 2015

    Abbott to intern

    Carrollton City Council approved at its special meeting June 1, allowing criminal justice junior Nick Abbott to intern with the Carrollton Police Department this summer. Abbott, a 2013 Carroll County High School graduate, attends Eastern Kentucky University, and an internship is required for his major. 

  • Transcript of Adam Horine's arraignment April 22, 2015
  • Bus trip to Florida leads to Kentucky AG investigation

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation last week into the Carrollton Police Department after allegations that the chief and an officer had violated a court order to transport a Carroll County Detention Center inmate to a state hospital back in April.

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said Monday Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow would remain working their regular schedules during the ongoing investigation.

  • City police allegedly defy judge’s orders by sending man to Florida

    By R.G. DUNLOP

    Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    Adam Horine leaned on the courtroom podium, wept and begged.

    He called himself “crazy,” but insisted that he could represent himself. He said he was dying.

    The April 22 hearing before Carroll District Judge Elizabeth Chandler stood out from Horine’s many other court appearances over the years for an array of mostly minor offenses.

  • Police search for culprits in burglary spree

    Local police are investigating a series of burglaries in Carroll County, both at businesses and at homes.

    Five local businesses have recently been burglarized, and police believe they are connected.

    Country Treasures, located at 1115 Highland Ave., was the first to report a break-in, reporting it to police on May 25, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell said.

  • Leave to serve
  • Back In My Day | LaVerne Ryan

    Carroll County native LaVerne Ryan has had a lifetime full of experiences. The daughter of the first woman to hold elected office in Carroll County, she grew up on a farm on Dividing Ridge Road. She has many stories to share, including growing up without electricity and when Carrollton’s streets were flooded in 1937. She briefly lived in Long Island, New York while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. She worked as a beautician and, later, for the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and she is the mother of two daughters.

  • Carroll County At Work: Jeff Johnston (J for Jockey)

    The first Saturday in May is immortalized with the call, “Down the stretch they come” as the jockeys urge the 3-year-old horses toward the Churchill Downs finish line. The horses and trainers are usually household names, but, for the most part, the crowd would struggle to name all of the jockeys in the saddles.

    Eastern Iowa native Jeff Johnston was a jockey for 21 years before becoming a district manager for the Jockeys’ Guild in 2006.

  • Carroll begins process to earn Work Ready status

    Carroll County earned its Work Ready Community in Progress status May 14, but has to reach some lofty goals over the next three years to obtain its full Work Ready Community designation.

    The Kentucky Work Ready Community certification measures a county’s workforce quality. The certification is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today’s competitive global economy.

  • 2015 Relay for Life