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  • Anthem now in-network at hospital

    Residents who receive Anthem insurance coverage from several local businesses and industries will soon find their plans accepted as in-network at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    CCMH will be in network beginning June 1, with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky’s Pathway HMO and Pathway PPO plans.

    In making the announcement Monday, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said the hospital has long offered in-network to Anthem’s traditional plans, but is now pleased to be participating in all five plans offered by the insurer.

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Evan McMahan

    Scoring 1,000 career points in basketball, catching the game-winning touchdown in football and hitting a walk-off home run and earning the win on the mound in baseball–not many people can say they have had a more successful senior year in three major sports than Evan McMahan. It hasn’t always been easy, but Evan has worked hard and been a leader throughout, earning him the title of The News-Democrat’s 2017 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

  • Marshall added to Shaw’s lawsuit against Sheriff’s Office

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw filed a motion May 12, to amend his 2014 complaint against the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, former Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Carroll County government to include recently appointed Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall.

    The original lawsuit was filed Aug. 26, 2014, in Carroll County Circuit Court and alleged Kinman caused Shaw severe emotional distress; defamed his name, character and reputation; and harassed him. He sought compensatory and punitive damages, reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

  • Ky. is the ‘cancer capital of the country’

    Ben Chandler, CEO and President of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, painted a grim health snapshot of Kentucky and Carroll County in his remarks to the Town Forum, May 11.

    “Kentucky leads the nation in cancer deaths,” Chandler said. “That makes us the cancer capital of the country.”

  • WHAS Crusade for Children benefit concert May 27

    The Carrollton Fire Department/Rina Moore Vankleef Memorial WHAS Crusade for Children concert will be held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, May 27.

    The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features Captain Backfire, rock and funk band that plays rock and fund music covering four decades.

    Local musician Jordan Bales is bringing his band Bales and Twine to the show. Bales’s Facebook page said his band is going to start promoting more of their original music from here on out and performing some all original shows this year under the name Bales and Twine.

  • No issues found in FY 15-16 Fiscal Court audit

    Carroll County Fiscal Court received a clean audit report with no issues for the 2016 fiscal year.

    Fiscal Court acknowledged the receipt of the audit at its May 9, meeting. The complete report from auditors was published in the May 11, issue of The News-Democrat.

  • Martin pleads guilty, sentenced

    Correction: Due to a reporter’s error, an article published on April 27, 2017, incorrectly stated that charges against Jarod R. Martin were dropped.

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Under a plea agreement signed April 24, Jarrod R. Martin entered a guilty plea to two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the death of his infant child. He was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

  • Bid for Bow Bridge restoration project too high

    The city of Carrollton received just one bid for the Bow Bridge restoration project. The bid from Judy C. Harp Inc., of Frankfor,t was “quite a bit higher” than the engineering estimates, American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron said at the council meeting May 8. The base bid was $114,555.40, plus a $20,000 alternate for painting the bridge, bringing the total bid to $134,555.40. The estimated start date was June 5, with the estimated completion date at July 7.

  • CCMH, Norton collaborate to bring orthopedic surgeon to Carrollton

    Local residents no longer have to leave the county to see an orthopedic surgeon with the addition of Dr. Chad Smith to providers at the Specialty Center at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hospital Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said Monday that they have not been able to provide these services because they could not find an orthopedic surgeon willing to come to Carrollton.

    “Through collaboration with Norton Healthcare we have arranged for orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chad Smith to provide services at CCMH several days per month,” he said.

  • Skirvin asks for help as she cares for stray cats

    Cats have been an issue in Carroll County for many years, with the Animal Shelter only accepting dogs. Carrollton resident Debbie Skirvin has been caring for the cats for a number of years.

    “There has been so many cats the last two years,” Skirvin said. “I just can’t do it by myself any more, especially since Carroll County Animal Support is not there to help provide funding.”