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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
  • True, Hendrickson give closing arguments

    Defense: J. Guthrie True

    True called the inconclusive FBI report on Clay Cable’s initials on the KSP 41 “a game-ender,” during his closing statements to the jury Friday. He added that the FBI also could not determine whether the same person wrote everything on that line.

  • Christmas concert Dec. 9

    Carroll County Arts Board hosts a free Community Church Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Carroll County Middle School. The event will feature seven local churches. Donations will be accepted for the CCAB arts scholarship. 

  • CCMS winter arts night

    Christmas is coming up fast, everyone! What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than coming to see the spectacular bands of Carroll County Middle School Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. in the gym.

    The sixth-grade band will perform “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Feliz Navidad,” “Up on the Housetop,” and “African Patapan.”

    Next will be the seventh-graders with “The Night before Christmas,” setting by James Swearingen and poetry by Clement Clarke Moore; “Toboggan Run” by Matt Conaway; and more.

  • Proud Panthers

    Members of the the Carroll County Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team are a force to be reckoned with on the court. The girls are pictured here taking on their neighboring county rivals, the eighth grade Trimble County Lady Raiders.

  • Recalling tragedy of Pearl Harbor

    By DON WILKINS

    The Messenger Inquirer

    For 91-year-old Owensboro resident and World War II veteran Leonard Ferrell, the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan is still singed in his memory 75 years later.

    Ferrell, who was 16 at the time and living in his hometown of Madisonville, said he was listening to the radio on Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the news of the surprise bombings of the American naval fleet anchored in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Lady Panthers cheerleaders win runners-up at region

    The Carroll County High School cheerleaders won second place in the All-Girls Small Division at the 8th Region Competitive Cheer event Dec. 3, at Anderson County High School.

    The Lady Panthers earned a score of 80.2, which was also fifth best overall for the day. The All-Girls Small Division winner was Collins with a score of 85.2. Simon Kenton had the overall highest score with 88 in the All-Girls Medium Division.

    “Our execution was flawless,” coach Shelly Hunt said. “We had a top-notch, flawless routine. Not one drop.”