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  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Center for Courageous Kids is Wang’s happy place

    The Center for Courageous Kids is the happy place for Leah Wang, 9, of Carrollton, Ky. She said it is a place of peace, fun, security, joy, acceptance, love and endless possibilities for her.

    Wang was born prematurely and suffers from under developed lung disease. She is chronically asthmatic as a result of the disease. All the children who attend CCK have chronic illnesses. Wang and her mother Starla said families with chronically ill children have challenges to overcome.

  • Mysterious digging leaves Casey County residents baffled

    By Vicki Stevens

    The Casey County News

    Some mysterious digging at a remote cemetery in Casey County has left a stillborn baby’s grave disturbed and a large empty hole nearby.

    The digging, which apparently has happened on two occasions, has family members like Haskel Murphy Jr., whose mother and other relatives are buried at Murphy Cemetery off Shugars Hill Road, scratching their heads wondering why.

  • Chugging through history with the Choo Choo Inn

    Buried beneath the sod near the present-day office of Mark Smith’s State Farm Insurance Agency is an unconventional “coffin” containing the remains of what was once a thriving restaurant on a busy Carrollton thoroughfare.

  • Live Your Passion | Out of the Darkness organizer - Holly Dawson

    On Aug. 25, 2015, Holly and Clint Dawson experienced something that no parents ever should: their 17-year-old daughter, Maddie, committed suicide.

    Now, more than two years later, Holly has dedicated her life to raising awareness about suicide and mental health through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Out of the Darkness walks.

    Five weeks after Maddie’s death, Holly and Clint participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in Bardstown, Ky. Two weeks later, they joined Madison’s walk.

  • “Moving Wall” returns to Butler Park Sept. 7-10

    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.

    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • CCHS resource officer finalized; CCMS parking lot progresses

    The City of Carrollton and the Carroll County Board of Education agreed to a contract at the Aug. 24, Board of Education meeting, placing a school resource officer at Carroll County High School.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Wednesday that the school resource officer will be Officer Tim Gividen. Gividen is currently working in code enforcement, and his replacement has not yet been named, he said.

  • Lt. Governor visits CCHS
  • Council considers buying, renting new tasers for CPD

    With the hiring of two additional police officers, the Carrollton Police Department is requesting permission to upgrade its tasers.