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Today's News

  • Carroll offense unable to match Owen, fall in title game

    Owen County’s balanced offense of inside scoring and outside 3-point shooting was too much for Carroll County to handle, as the Lady Rebels won their second straight 31st District Championship with a 54-41 win Friday, Feb. 24, at Henry County High School.

    The Lady Rebels had four players in double figures and hit 45 percent from the field, including 54 percent (7-13) from long range.

  • Bill makes legislators’ pensions public

    Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day. It was an honor to host these families who have sacrificed so much to serve our state and our country.

  • Session produces record number of bills, some winners, some losers

    We passed the half-way point of our 30-day session this week and accrued some historic stats along the way.

    A combined total of 793 bills were filed in the House and Senate this year. That’s the second-highest amount for an odd-year regular session and just two bills shy of the 795 bills filed in 2007.

  • Kentucky near bottom of new state ranking

    By Bailey Loosemore

    The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky’s not even close to being the best state in the country, according to a rank­ing released Tuesday.

    In fact, we came in 42nd on a list put out by the U.S. News and World Report, ranking just above Alaska and Oklaho­ma in the bottom 10 states.

    So what put us so low on the list? Well, here’s how the rank­ing worked.

  • Head Start building expansion wins board of ed’s OK

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a building project application for the addition of four classrooms to expand the all-day Head Start program for four year olds. The application also includes a new roof and heating and air conditioning system for Kathryn Winn Primary.

    The project total is $5,171,703.36, with construction costs coming in at $4,3324,496.

  • CPD has record year for citations, traffic stops

    Last year was a busy one for the Carrollton Police Department. The city department reached a 10-year high in the number of citations issued, calls answered and traffic stops. It was also just one away from tying a 10-year high in DUIs, and 2016 also saw citizens having the lowest number of motor vehicle accidents in 10 years.

  • Winds cause widespread damage, power outages

    An early morning line of storms moved through Carroll County Wednesday knocking out power as it downed trees, ripped roofs off buildings and destroyed several structures.

    The storm hit Carrollton just after 6:30 a.m. with heavy rain, hail, lightening and strong winds gusting to 79 m.p.h., according to the Carrollton’s Kentucky Mesonet station. The station reports that 1.09 inches of rain fell there since midnight.

  • Sheriff Kinman enters rehabilitation, under investigation by KSP

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has admitted himself to a rehabilitation program Thursday, Feb. 23, and is under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

    In a statement issued by Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick Monday, Feb. 27, he said it is his understanding that Kinman is currently out of his office for rehabilitation and he has no further details regarding the Sheriff’s absence.

    On Nov. 24, Kinman named Rodney Hawkins as his chief deputy and named him as the deputy in charge when Kinman was out of town.

  • Kinman enters rehabilitation program

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has entered a rehabilitation program. County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick released a statement confirming this, but saying he does not “have any further details regarding the Sheriff’s absence.”

    Westrick said that Chief Deputy Rodney Hawkins would be in charge of the office in Kinman’s absence.

  • Scouts feel the need for speed at the Pinewood Derby

    The Carroll County boy scout troops held the annual Pinewood Derby event Feb. 18, at the Relevant Church gym. (inset) Weblo Grayson Kinman won the overall race, with a combined time of 12.286 seconds over four heats.