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Today's News

  • KINMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY

    “Not guilty.”

    After hearing those words, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman began to cry into the arms of his attorney, J. Guthrie True.

    More than two years after his indictment and more than three years after the investigation began, Kinman was finally “free to go.”

    A jury of eight men and four women found Kinman not guilty Dec. 2, of tampering with physical evidence, specifically a KSP 41 or chain of custody form in Marcell Hankins’ case.

  • Community steps up again sending food, clothing to Smoky Mountain communities

    Carroll County is a community that responds to the call for help as recently witnessed by the support of the flooded areas of West Virginia and the water quality crisis in Flint, Mich.

    The community is stepping up again in wake of the fires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that have affected locations that hold memories for many local folks. Hurricane force winds started a fire storm that quickly moved from Chimney Top toward the communities of Gatlinburg, Tenn. and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., forcing the evacuation of Gatlinburg.

  • Carroll County Animal Support to disband citing no progress at shelter

    The heart and soul of the Carroll County Animal Support group Tammie Crawford announced on the group’s Facebook page Nov. 29, that the organization would not be taking any more calls or pleas for help.

    In an interview Dec. 6, Crawford said she finally experienced burnout. “The frustration of not getting any changes at the shelter just finally got to be too much,” she said. “We saved a lot of lives, but could not make any changes.”

  • A Christmas Carroll
  • Holding court
  • Jury seated, testimony begins in Kinman trial

    Testimony is underway in the case involving Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor. The trial began Monday, Nov. 28, in Carroll County Circuit Court, with Special Judge Richard Brueggemann presiding.

    It took about seven hours–the entire first day of trial–but a jury of 14 people (nine men and five women) were selected. Two of the jurors are alternates and will be dismissed by random draw before deliberation.

  • Back In My Day | Hubert Hackett

    Scratching a living off a hill and fighting the Little Kentucky River for who would get to keep the crops was a life that Hubert Hackett Jr., son of Hubert and Ethel Richmond Hackett, has enjoyed very much.

    His family came from Trimble County where his grandfather had a farm. Hackett is not sure where it was located, although he knows the family is buried in Moffett Cemetery in Trimble County.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | William Boram

    Local boy stays in Carrollton describes William Boram perfectly. The Carrollton native, son of Ernest and Carolyn Boram, is in the process of moving back to Carrollton with his family after a brief stint in Madison, Ind.

    Boram, a 1997 graduate of Carroll County High School, joined the Kentucky National Guard Nov. 21, 1996, while he was a senior of high school. He just completed his 20th year in the guard. “I could have retired seven days ago,” Boram said. “Just think I could be 37 years old and drawing a retirement pension.”

  • River walk extension set to move forward

    The river walk expansion project took another step forward, as Carrollton City Council hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky., as the engineer. The company will oversee the river walk extension over the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and on the west end toward Point Park and for the asphalt trail from Point Park to the 2Rivers Campground along the Kentucky River. The company was previously hired as the engineer on the Bow Bridge restoration project.

  • Fiscal court seeks more information on proposed jail body scan policy

    Carroll County Regional Detention Center presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with its proposed body scan policy for inmates being processed into the jail.

    Carroll County Jailer Michael Humphrey said this is the only change he has to the policy manual.

    Fiscal Court tabled approving the policy to the Dec. 13, meeting so they could review the policy in more depth.