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  • ‘Shop with a Trooper’ helps 39 local children

    Kentucky State Police troopers recently spent two evenings with children from Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Owen counties during Post 5’s annual ‘Shop with a Trooper’ program. ‘Shop with a Trooper’ is an initiative providing troopers an opportunity to impact the lives of children in need during holiday season, while providing children a chance to have positive interaction with state troopers.

  • Hawkins returns to police work as deputy

    A familiar face has returned to local law enforcement.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman recently hired Rodney Hawkins to fill a deputy position that became vacant when Clay Cable resigned to focus on his campaign for county judge-executive.

    Hawkins was an officer with the Carrollton Police Department for several years before leaving that job in 2007 to work for the Eminence Police Department in Henry County. He worked there until 2010, when he decided to go to work for his dad, Dennis, at Hawkins Plumbing in Carrollton and work on his farm.

  • Making Christmas wishes come true

    Local first responders and  community volunteers made sure 82 children had a very merry Christmas this year. The annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by the Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Detention Center, was held Dec. 19. Fifty-eight children shopped with 75-80 volunteers, plus 24 young children were bought gifts ahead of time. About $15,000 was spent this year on the children.

     

  • Cartmell’s Got Talent!

    The Cartmell Elementary Winter Artists Showcase was held Monday, Dec. 16. Before the show began, the history club presented a “Living History Museum,” where students portrayed historical figures. The art students displayed their masterpieces, and the Lego League gave demonstrations on their first Lego League Core Values, Project and Robot Missions.

  • The Lost Mitten

    The Cast:

    Little Boy: Jack Chowning

    Mr. Mouse: Lyric McKinney

    Squirrel: Parker Sauls

    Wise Old Owl: Alyssa Horner

    Rabbit: Elle Spencer

    Clever Fox: Celia Tuttle

    Sly Wolf: Madi Groves

    Friendly Bear: Wade Gibson

    Miss Cricket: McKenzie Hearn

     

     

  • Search of Trimble home leads to the arrest of four

    Four people were arrested Dec. 18, after Kentucky State Police troopers served a search warrant at the home of Daniel McFarland, 423 Harley Lane, Bedford, according to a news release.

    Troopers obtained the warrant after receiving information that large amounts of drugs and stolen items were located in the home, police said.

    While searching the home, troopers located 10 portable generators and six industrial fans. 

  • Carroll County man dies in flooded creek Saturday

    A Carroll County man died Saturday night in a creek near his home on Gilgal Road.

    Arnold Ray Smith Jr., 48, of 1426 Gilgal Road in Turners Station was at a friend’s house, located at 1453 Gilgal Road, and left between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on a four-wheeler, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. The friend’s driveway has a bridge that crosses a creek. When the friend went to check his mail Sunday morning, he found Smith submerged in the water, Arterburn said.

    KSP received a call on the incident at 8:51 a.m. Sunday.

  • Christmas at CAC
  • Phase I designs near completion for new JCTC building

    Architects hired to complete a master plan for the proposed new Carrollton campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College are preparing to take their preliminary Phase I designs to Frankfort next month to help the project get funded in the 2014-16 state budget.

  • Fiscal OK’s SO budget, plans polling relocation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $552,500 budget for the sheriff’s office in 2014, the same total as the current year.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman told fiscal court Tuesday morning that there was little change to the budget this year.

    Funds were included to hire Whitney Jump full-time in the office, Kinman said. She currently works part-time for the sheriff.

    Additionally, about $12,000 was cut from the overtime section of the budget, he told fiscal court.