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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Holding court
  • 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.

  • Bevin says Trump’s election improves outlook for Medicaid waiver

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald Leader

    The coming change of leadership in the White House has improved chances of federal approval of his plan to overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid program, Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday.

    The Republican governor also said “changes” must be made to the state’s ailing pension systems. It was reported earlier this week that the state’s pension debt has grown to $32.6 billion, one of the worst in the nation.

  • Dry conditions lead to stress, damage to plants on area farms

    Recent weather patterns have resulted in dry conditions in many areas across the state. Water is an essential component to plant mass and is vital to growth, carbohydrate production, and nutrient transport. During periods of below-average rainfall or when rain distribution is uneven, plant health may decline.

  • Proper diet, exercise can help prevent, control diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have prediabetes.

    Many people believe they can prevent or control this disease by taking various dietary supplements, but that may not be the case.

  • A Christmas Carroll brings parade, Santa, music downtown Saturday

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 3, with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.

    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”