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  • Saluting America
  • Hill served country in Marines

    Welcome home Seth Hill, Carroll County’s newest veteran.

    Hill’s final day as a United States Marine Corp corporal was Oct. 25.

    Hill is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, where he excelled on the football field. He played one year of college football at Wilmington College, a Division III school in Ohio. Hill then attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington for a year.

  • Adams, Mefford, Moore win mayors’ spots

    Three contested mayoral races resulted in three new mayors set to take office in January. Carrollton City Councilman Robb Adams, Ghent Commissioner Lonnie Dale Mefford and former Prestonville mayor Chris Moore won the mayoral races in their respective cities. There were 3,560 ballots cast in Carroll County, according to the County Clerk’s Office.

    Adams defeated incumbent Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry by just seven votes, 393 to 386. Former mayor and current city councilwoman Ann Deatherage received 324 votes.

  • Grand jury indicts Sheriff Kinman

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Carroll County Sheriff Jamie L. Kinman Monday, Nov. 3, on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

    The arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court with Judge Stephen Bates. Kinman, 37, will hear the charges against him and enter a plea at that time.

    The Grand Jury of seven men and five women determined there was enough evidence to indict Kinman. However, this does not mean he is guilty of any crime.

  • Carroll to host Miss Kentucky preliminary

    The next Miss Kentucky just might be a representative for Carrollton, Ky.

    Local organizers are hosting the first Miss Carrollton Scholarship Pageant, an official preliminary for the Miss Kentucky pageant. It will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Carroll County Middle School. Admission is $10, and children 12 and under are free.

  • Students learn to ‘break that chain’ holding them back

     Former NFL linemen and motivational speaker Shawn Harper held up a frying pan and told the Carroll County Middle School students Oct. 22, he was going to bend it so that it would look like a burrito.

    Harper is a very large man, standing six feet four inches, and he told the students he weighed 330 pounds after feasting on the Belterra Casino buffet.

    Harper can bench press approximately 500 pounds, and his 780-pound-squat was shown on ESPN, ABC and NBC.

  • Receiving a shoebox can be life changing

    Imagine a six-year-old boy crying because he could not afford to go to school. His father was not a part of the family. His mother was splitting up her family because she did not have enough money to take care of them. The oldest daughter was going to live with her grandmother.

    This was the story Panama City, Panama, native Luis Gonzalez told the students at Christian Academy of Carrollton Oct. 24.

    “I am the little boy in the story,” Gonzalez said.

  • Board of Education | Oct. 223, 2014

    District passes audit

    The financial position of Carroll County Schools has improved by more than $550,000 since last year, according to auditors.

    Jerilyn Zapp of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, presented the results of the 2013-2014 school district audit to the Carroll County Board of Education.

    Zapp told the board that the current assets were up $3.6 million due to the bond issue for the middle school construction project.

  • Brown wants to re-open, time to re-pay
  • Meet and Greet

    Candidates for the City of Carrollton offices of mayor and city council will host a meet and greet session from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 30, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This will occur as a special meeting of City Council; no action will be taken.

    The evening agenda begins with citizen networking time with the candidates. The organizers will have a special guest speaker before opening up the floor for a candidate question and answer session.

    Light refreshments will be served.