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Today's News

  • Mother informed charges have been dropped in death of Chadwell, unborn child

    The parents of a local woman killed in a 2007 Shively, Ky., motorcycle crash were told Monday that the case was dropped against the driver.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell and her unborn baby were killed July 2, 2007, when the motorcycle she was riding crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits in Jefferson County, according to a July 2008 News-Democrat article.

    The driver, Bernard Kalep King, now 28, initially was charged with having no motorcycle license or no insurance for the bike at the time of the wreck.

  • Job well done

    Cartmell students were asked, ‘What are you most looking forward to this school year?’

  • Beshear ahead of Williams as Fancy Farm approaches

    By Paul Glasser

    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has the advantage over his Republican challenger David Williams, leading to the unofficial start of the gubernatorial campaign at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, political analysts say.

    However, they disagree on how fiercely the two candidates will clash when they deliver stump speeches at the historic political gathering in Western Kentucky. This is the 131st year of the picnic, known for its homemade barbecue mutton and desserts.

  • Study on bridge may result in lower inspection costs nationwide

    The eventual destruction of the 81-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, scheduled for next year, has presented a rare opportunity for researchers at Purdue University.

    Robert Conner, an associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue and a national expert in the study of steel fatigue, is hoping to use the bridge to compile research that will help transportation officials throughout the United States better inspect and diagnose “fracture critical” truss bridges.

  • Heroin, meth, legislation change drug landscape

    Local law enforcement agencies continue to fight the war on drugs in Carroll County. But the game is beginning to change, as new drugs hit the market and new legislation hits the books that may hinder police efforts.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said police first noticed the switch from prescription drug abuse to heroin when the street cost of oxycotin and oxycodone increased to $1 per milligram, or $80 per pill.

  • Mother shares son’s overdose story

    If Aaron Dawson had been a rock star, he would be considered a member “Forever 27 Club” – in the news following the recent death of British pop star Amy Winehouse, the group is basically a list of famous musicians who have died at the age of 27 from drug overdoses.

    Aaron wasn’t famous, but his mother Kathy Dawson of Carrollton bravely stood Thursday to tell his story of addiction – and ultimate death – to those attending an event on the Courthouse lawn sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.

  • Back from camp: 4-Hers enjoy a ‘hot’ week of fun

    They survived. That is the 61 campers and 13 adults and teens that attended 4-H Camp last week.

    It was hot, but we had a great week and I hope that they want to go back next year. We had a great bunch of leaders at camp and three were there for the first time, Levi Underwood, Traci Morgan and Crystal Richards. The other adult leaders were Crystal Franklin, Sharon Hopkins and Kayla Stewart. Our great teen leaders were Haley Hendrick, Nikki Hill, Nicky States, Jamie Glauber, Cameron Logsdon, Conner Dermon and Taylor Hill.

  • Food preservation workshops set for August

    With all the ripe summer produce, I have been teaching food preservation workshops to help you learn proper methods of “putting up food” for those cold winter months ahead.

    Last week I concluded teaching the canning workshops.

    In August I have two more workshops scheduled — one on freezing on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and making pickles and relishes on Thursday, Aug. 18. Both of these are all-day workshops from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A $12 fee will be charged for each workshop, which includes lunch.

  • Amick project honors Nab, Meffords

  • Carroll County Public Library - July 27, 2011

    Wednesday, July 27, Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; creative Wednesdays, teens welcome, 10 a.m.-noon; stage one drama camp, 1-4 p.m.; summer reading program picnic, 5:30 p.m.

    Thursday, July 28, Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; stage one drama camp, 1-4 p.m.

    Friday, July 29, Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; stage one drama camp, 1-4 p.m.

    Saturday, July 30, Extreme couponing, sign-up please, 10 a.m.; National Dance Day event, 10 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Sunday, July 31, Closed.