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  • 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.

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  • Take down yard sale signs or face fines

    Spring brings the time when many area residents hold yard sales to clear out old items that are cluttering up their homes.

    But along the way, many create another problem for the city of Carrollton Public Works Department.

    Those old yard sale signs remain posted all around the city long after the sales have ended.

    “I have nothing against a yard sale or yard sale sign, but someone else shouldn’t have to clean up after you,” Public Works Director Ronnie Knight said.

  • Against All Obstacles: Chavez overcomes racial discrimination; dreams of becoming a teacher

    After years of racial discrimination in elementary through high school from classmates and even teachers, Nikki Chavez had given up on her dream of becoming a teacher. But an internship at Trimble County Public Library re-inspired the Christian Academy of Carrollton graduate to pursue a double major in elementary education and Spanish next year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., becoming the first person in her family to attend college.