http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Groundbreaking ceremony for new campus http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/groundbreaking-ceremony-new-campus <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jctc-box_1086.jpg" alt="KCTCS President Dr. Jay Box" title="KCTCS President Dr. Jay Box" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span>A rainy afternoon could not dampen the spirits for an event that was 48 years in the making, as the ground breaking for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus was moved indoors to the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine Friday, April 22.</span></p> Officers face contempt of court charges http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/officers-face-contempt-court-charges <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/judgethomasimg_4723.jpg" alt="Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas of Campbell County will preside over the contempt of court hearing for Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow." title="Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas of Campbell County will preside over the contempt of court hearing for Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Despite an acquittal in their criminal case, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow still face contempt of court charges related to the Adam Horine case.</span></p> Lady Panthers softball defeats Lady Rebels, 10-5 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/lady-panthers-softball-defeats-lady-rebels-10-5 <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sp_sb_vs_owen_1130.jpg" alt="Allie Beach catches a pop up at second base Saturday during the Lady Panthers’ game against Owen County. Carroll won, 10-5." title="Allie Beach catches a pop up at second base Saturday during the Lady Panthers’ game against Owen County. Carroll won, 10-5." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A strong pitching performance by Andrea Searcy and timely hitting powered Carroll County to a 10-5 district win over the visiting Owen County Lady Rebels Saturday.</span></p> Commissioner of Education visits iLead, CCATC http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/commissioner-education-visits-ilead-ccatc <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/commissioner_mg_1371.jpg" alt="iLead Academy students from left, Ethan Lyle, Blake Jaggers and Dawson Allen, all from Henry County, explain to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt the academic program they are completing during the first year of the program." title="iLead Academy students from left, Ethan Lyle, Blake Jaggers and Dawson Allen, all from Henry County, explain to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt the academic program they are completing during the first year of the program." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">iLead Academy is the first school of its type in the state and has garnered its share of visitors this year. The face asking the questions this time belonged to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt.</span></p> <p> Pruitt was hired as the sixth commissioner of education in September 2015 and started on the job Oct. 16.</p> <p> Pruitt migrated straight to the students as they prepared to share their work.</p> <p> One of the first questions he asked was what an average day was like for a student.</p> Carrollton man dies in fatal house fire Saturday http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carrollton-man-dies-fatal-house-fire-saturday <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A house fire at 814 Fourth Street claimed the life of a Carrollton man Saturday, April 23.</span></p> <p> Jack Wilson, 55, of Owensboro had lived in the duplex for about a year, Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said. No one else was injured in the fire.</p> <p> Carroll County Dispatch alerted CFD at 3:46 p.m. Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow also arrived on scene and communicated to Terrell about the status of the fire.</p> City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/city-carrollton-presents-new-budget-amends-current <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rock_bids_chart.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton&rsquo;s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year&rsquo;s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.</span></p> <p> In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of what we do, and it&rsquo;s all of us, together.&rdquo;</p> New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/new-building-tops-carrollton-utilities-budget <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_office_sections.jpg" alt="These are preliminary architecture drawings of the new Carrollton Utilities administration and operations facility. " title="These are preliminary architecture drawings of the new Carrollton Utilities administration and operations facility. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities&rsquo; 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year&rsquo;s budget were held at Monday&rsquo;s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.</span></p> Interim Healthcare employee indicted for controlled substance charges                                                                          http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/interim-healthcare-employee-indicted-controlled-substance-charges%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0 <p> A criminal investigation into the theft of prescription drugs in Owen County led to the indictment of a Trimble County woman for providing false information to obtain narcotics.</p> <p> Lisa V. Temple, 38 of Milton, a registered nurse at Interim Healthcare in Carrollton, was indicted April 8, for prohibited acts relating to controlled substances.&nbsp;The charges stemmed from acts allegedly committed by Temple between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, 2015, in which she knowingly misrepresented or withheld information from a practitioner in order to obtain controlled substances.</p>