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  • Motion to dismiss judge denied, contempt hearing delayed

    Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas of Campbell County denied a motion Monday to dismiss the contempt of court charges because of double jeopardy against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow. The contempt of court hearing will be held, however, the date has been pushed back to Oct. 3-4, after a discussion on what must be proven to show contempt of court.

    The pre-trial hearing began more than half an hour late as the court waited on Campbell County Assistant County Attorney Steve Dasenbrock to arrive.

  • Compromise reached on golf cart law

    After a very heated discussion involving Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams and members of city council that lasted almost an hour, it appears the city of Carrollton will adopt an ordinance allowing golf carts and utility vehicles to be driven within the city limits.

  • Hayes hired as new CEO of hospital

    A four-month, nationwide search helped Carroll County Memorial Hospital directors find their new chief executive office close by in Crestwood.

    CCMH Corporation President Dennis Raisor announced Tuesday that Harry M. Hayes has been hired as the hospital’s new chief executive officer. The hospital board interviewed four finalists from across the United States prior to selecting Hayes for the job.

  • Meredith newest deputy on force

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    Landmark Media Service Intern

    Brandon Meredith of Switzerland County, Ind., signed a three-year contract with the Carroll County Sheriff´s Office in April of this year, making him the newest member on the team.

    After graduating from Switzerland County High School in 2006, Meredith joined the United States Army where he served as a sergeant in the military police for seven years.

  • Church camp offers youth local overnight options

    There is a place that has existed in Carroll County for 56 years, yet not many people know about it: Happy Hills Christian Service Camp.

    “The camp has been a well kept secret to Carroll County,” English Christian Church pastor Keith Miller said. “A number of people I talk to do not realize the camp is there.”

  • Winn garden renovated through Lowe’s grant

    The Kathryn Winn Primary school courtyard is a flurry of activity as Lowe’s employees and local volunteers begin the renovation project funded through a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

    The Winn project is one of three district projects funded by the grant program. A sidewalk at Carroll County High School and an outdoor learning space at Carroll County Middle School each received $5,000 through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.

  • Bach crowned Miss Carroll County Fair
  • Life expectancy in Carroll lower than state average

    By DANIELLE RAY

    Kentucky Health News

    A life spent in Carroll County is expected to be shorter than one spent in most neighboring counties. Health researchers say that’s due to a complex web of factors that influence health — opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Curell retires after career in education

    After 44 years in education, Carroll County Schools Director of Pupil Personnel and Chief Operations Officer Larry Curell is retiring.

    Curell was born in Flint, Mich., and is a graduate of Mt. Carmel School, a Christian school located in Breathitt County, Ky.

    He graduated from Asbury University with a double major and needed one class from Xavier University to receive his DPP certification. Curell said that Kentucky is one of the few states that have a director of pupil personnel in its staffing structure.

  • McNeal retires after career in education

    “Scary” is how Pam McNeal described her upcoming retirement as coordinator of the Carroll County Head Start program in an interview June 6.

    “This is a new phase for me and the unknown can be scary,” McNeal said.

    McNeal, a Carroll County native, is retiring with 24 years of service in education. She taught fourth grade at Gallatin County for six years and then spent nine years at Cartmell Elementary as a fourth grade teacher and reading intervention specialist before going to the Head Start program for her final nine years.