Today's News

  • Sheriff thanks community for support

  • Group provides support for grandparents who raise their grandchildren

    It is no secret that drugs and alcohol can change lives.  Hopefully, with all of the education and media coverage, even an elementary student can tell you that drugs are bad for you.

    The effects of drug and alcohol abuse rarely affect just a single person.

  • Fiscal court discusses multiple ongoing construction projects

    Projects around the downtown courthouse and those pertaining to roads in Carroll County were the focus of Tuesday’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told magistrates that work continues on upgrading both the electrical and heating and cooling systems in the old courthouse building.

    The work on both fronts is on schedule and should be complete by Nov. 1, with any troubleshooting or punch list items to be finished by the end of November, Tomlinson said.

  • Kinman named Co-Sheriff of the Year

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been named Co-Sheriff of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association.

    “This is such a great honor,” Kinman said in a news release. “I am humbled and grateful to be nominated for this award and was truly taken aback when Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Director Jerry Wagner notified me of the award.”

    Kinman began serving his first term of office Jan. 1, 2011 as the Carroll County Sheriff.

  • Jones pleads to unlawful transaction with a minor

    Nearly a year after the case originally began, John F. “Jay” Jones IV accepted a plea agreement of two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and will permanently lose his teaching license.

    Jones faced two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse with penalties of five years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines for each count. The charges were amended to two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, third degree misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of 12 months and $500 fine on each count.

  • Campground revenues/expenses released

    Carrollton City Council got its first look Monday night at how the new Two Rivers Campground has performed in its first few months of operation.

    Mayor Gene McMurry included the list of receipts and expenditures for the Two Rivers Campground in the packets for council members.

    Overall, the campground has lost $22,542.11 as of Sept. 19, according to the paperwork. This does not include the loan repayment of $329,001 per year.

  • Road closings

    Two county roads will be closed due to construction projects.

    U.S. 42 at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power plant will be closed for a 12-hour period this week to allow for installation of a pipe bridge over the road. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 until 7 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 27. He said KU has agreed to work with the contractor to allow the school bus through the area if the road is still closed when it runs that morning.

  • Information sought regarding vandalism at local laundromat

    An unknown man and woman recently vandalized a coin machine at a local laundromat. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to identify the two suspects.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw received a call regarding the vandalism at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Suds N Duds from co-owner Jeremy Chowning. Chowning and co-owner Tony Wilson discovered the damaged change machine the morning of Sept. 18. The perpetrators took about $400 in coins, according to a sherrif’s office news release.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 26, 2012
  • Where does food come from?

    If you ask children what their favorite food is, pizza would probably be a popular answer. But where does pizza come from?

    The Carroll County Public Library held an event Saturday to help answer that very question. Children and community members gathered in the children’s area and had the opportunity to make their own miniature pizzas from fresh ingredients grown in the “pizza garden” behind the library. The children also took homemade watering jugs outside and watered the garden.