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Today's News

  • Transcript of Adam Horine's arraignment April 22, 2015
  • Cartmell Elementary Compass Carnival

    About 88 percent of the Cartmell Elementary students met the expectation for the school year of completing 81 reading and 81 math Compass lessons per child. The students had to score 70 percent or above for the lesson to count. During the eight weeks of the March Madness competition during March, April and May, the students completed more than 20,000 lessons.

  • Student of the week: Kaylee Jenkins, 12th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is the opportunities that are given to me to help me prepare for my future and challenges I may face.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is animal/vet science because I have learned so much that will help in the college and career field (veterinarian specializing in equine).”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The last book I read was ‘Heads Up, Heels Down’ by C.W. Anderson.”

  • Walking for funds
  • Student summer reading project begins June 8

    This year, the Carroll County Public Library and the Carroll County School District are teaming up for summer reading awards. At the end of the summer, two families will be crowned as “Reading Royalty” and will receive a free bag of books and an iPad. Families can participate by posting pictures of children reading with parents or caregivers to social media along with the hashtag #CarrollCountyReads.

    Pictures must be posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (or emailed to hillary@carrollcountylibrary.org). Pictures must use the hashtag #CarrollCountyReads.

  • Bus trip to Florida leads to Kentucky AG investigation

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation last week into the Carrollton Police Department after allegations that the chief and an officer had violated a court order to transport a Carroll County Detention Center inmate to a state hospital back in April.

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said Monday Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow would remain working their regular schedules during the ongoing investigation.

  • City police allegedly defy judge’s orders by sending man to Florida

    By R.G. DUNLOP

    Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    Adam Horine leaned on the courtroom podium, wept and begged.

    He called himself “crazy,” but insisted that he could represent himself. He said he was dying.

    The April 22 hearing before Carroll District Judge Elizabeth Chandler stood out from Horine’s many other court appearances over the years for an array of mostly minor offenses.

  • Police search for culprits in burglary spree

    Local police are investigating a series of burglaries in Carroll County, both at businesses and at homes.

    Five local businesses have recently been burglarized, and police believe they are connected.

    Country Treasures, located at 1115 Highland Ave., was the first to report a break-in, reporting it to police on May 25, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell said.

  • Leave to serve
  • Back In My Day | LaVerne Ryan

    Carroll County native LaVerne Ryan has had a lifetime full of experiences. The daughter of the first woman to hold elected office in Carroll County, she grew up on a farm on Dividing Ridge Road. She has many stories to share, including growing up without electricity and when Carrollton’s streets were flooded in 1937. She briefly lived in Long Island, New York while her husband served in the U.S. Navy. She worked as a beautician and, later, for the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and she is the mother of two daughters.