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Today's News

  • Judge considers whether Horine crucial to case

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe will decide whether Adam Horine is an “indispensible witness” in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow and if he should be compelled to appear at the trial, scheduled to begin March 1, in Carroll County. An orientation meeting for jurors was held Tuesday preceding a hearing in the case.

  • Completion deadline Feb. 25 for CCMS project

    Now that the new Carroll County Middle School gymnasium is in use, Marrillia Design and Construction has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project–both inside and out.

    The middle school boys basketball teams played the first official games on the court Monday, Jan. 25, and the girls teams played two nights later. The gym also is being used for the school’s PE classes.

  • Motion for dismissal on the table in Kinman case

    A response to a pre-trial motion seeking dismissal of the indictment against Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman raises questions about the grand jury process based on a comment by its foreman and the credibility of a witness.

    In papers filed Jan. 29, the Commonwealth argues there has been no prosecutorial misconduct, much less a flagrant abuse of the grand jury process, which would be grounds for dismissing the indictment against Kinman. Special Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine will decide on the motion.

  • Relay kicks off with new event Friday

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will kick off its 2016 fundraising efforts with a quarter auction fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

    A quarter auction is a particular type of auction where people bid on items using quarters instead of larger sums of money. Those who participate in the auction will pay a $5 admission charge that includes two paddles for bidding.

  • Taking care of business: Carroll beats district foe Eminence by 30

    The Carroll County Panthers were firing on all cylinders Saturday night, cruising to a 30-point victory in a crucial district match up against Eminence.

    “Offense clicked, defense clicked, everything clicked tonight,” head coach Brian Crank said.

    The Panthers shot 58 percent from the field (39-67) and 47 percent from behind the arc (9-19). They doubled up the Warriors in rebounds (36 to 18) and finished the game with 22 assists.

  • Back In My Day | Norman and Myrtle Murray

    After a life full of stops encompassing half the world, of all the places in the world they could have lived, Norman and Myrtle Murray ended up in Carrollton, Ky.

    “We ended here because of a pin on a map,” Norman said.

    Norman and his wife, Myrtle, are retired Salvation Army officers, and in 1984 they began their last post at a church in Covington, Ky.

    Norman suffers from acute emphysema and after retirement wanted to stay close to his doctors in Northern Kentucky.

  • Lady Panthers struggle with slow start, lose 51-29 to Collins

    Another slow start put the Carroll County Lady Panthers in a deficit they could not battle out of as they fell to the Collins High School Lady Titans 51-29.

    For the second Saturday in as many weeks Carroll County came out flat and unprepared to battle. Carroll County head coach Paul Stone said he would have to rethink Saturday games as the Lady Panthers have not played well in those games.

  • Actions help avoid conflict of interest in story’s coverage

    As you read today’s news related to the indictment of Sheriff Jamie Kinman, you may have questions about how we make decisions on coverage of stories such as this and maintain our ethical standards.

    I hope to provide you with answers that not only apply to our reporting on this case, but everything we cover, to explain the steps we take to maintain the integrity of the news we report.

  • God wants us to enlarge our lives, to help others

    As we enter into 2016, we often find ourselves wanting to do better. January is a time of New Year resolutions, that many are forgotten in the first week. You and I really try hard, but many times we fall short. God knows you are really trying.  Should it be this tough? Why does it still feel this hard?

  • Semi-annual Revelant Church soup supper, Feb. 5

    Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. will hold its Soup Supper, Friday, Feb. 5, in the gymnasium from 4 – 7:30 p.m. Five types of soup will be offered – taco, bean, potato, vegetable, and chili. Assorted sandwiches, desserts and drinks will also be available. The church will be accepting donations for the meal.
    For more information call (502) 732-4132.