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Today's News

  • Howard sentenced to 20 years after conviction on drug charges

    Donald Howard, 54, was sentenced Monday, June 1 by Judge Stephen Bates in circuit court to 20 years imprisonment for his conviction on four counts of first-degree trafficking in prescription drugs, all class C felonies.

    On May 14, a Carroll County jury found Howard guilty on all four counts of trafficking in two drugs, namely Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone, and Oxycontin. The jury recommended 10 years incarceration on each count to run consecutively, for a total of 40 years.

  • Hoop Club Golf Scramble

    Fuzz Bevill, Lyndsey Bevill, Todd Crawford and Jeremy Martin won the Carroll County Lady Panthers’16th annual Hoop Club Golf Scramble May 23 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

    Head coach Randy Mefford said they finished in a tie in regulation with the team of Richard Hardesty, Ashley Bartrum, Albert Tuttle and Rick Dalenberg with a score of 55, 16 under par, and won the first hole of a sudden death playoff with a birdie on hole 18.  

  • Community Calendar

    Wednesday, June 10

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets Wed-nesdays at noon, Butler lodge.

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, 220 Seventh St. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts its monthly Wednesdays @ One at 1 p.m. featuring Mark F. Sohn with “Speaking of Spirits: Kentucky Bourbon.”

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Emergency crews thanked for aiding man’s daughter

    Editor:

    On May 14, my wife and I got the phone call no parent wants to get. Our daughter called screaming, “Help me, Mommy.”

    She was calling from inside her SUV that she had lost control of and overturned. We immediately called 911 and a State Trooper was there within a minute of our call. Emily was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where we were told that she had a broken back. She was transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital. She had surgery to repair her back, but will need extensive rehab for the next couple of months.

  • Thanks extended to local mail carriers

    Editor:

    Thank you mail carriers.

    Our Carroll County mail carriers and postal workers pulled together in a heroic effort to Stamp Out Hunger the weekend of May 9. They worked overtime to collect more than 1,200 items donated by generous households to feed needy families. Through this united effort, the shelves of the Ministerial Association Food Pantry in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church are again full.

  • Panther basketball camp
  • Banquet honors nurses from Carroll County

    Editor:

    On May 16, the Carroll County Memorial Hospital nursing banquet was held at the United Pentecostal Church of Carrollton fellowship hall.

    The annual banquet is held to celebrate National Nurse’s Week. This year’s event was celebrated with food, fun and fellowship.

    The Nursing Committee would like to say thanks to everyone that made this event possible by either donating money, supplies, their time, or assisting with fund raisers.

  • River Valley moves tasting room to winery

    Krasi and Vicky Georgiev, owners of River Valley Winery, have relocated the winery’s tasting room – The Mehana – from downtown Carrollton to their farm, located at 1279 Mound Hill Road on state Hwy. 549.

    The Georgievs, who have operated the winery since 2001, first opened their tasting room at 126 Sixth Street in January 2008.

    Vicky Georgiev says it “was the plan all along” to ultimately have the tasting room facility located at the winery at the top of Mound Hill.

  • Class of 2009

    The diplomas have been awarded and the mortarboards have been thrown in the air as the Carroll County class of 2009 took part in graduation exercises.

    On Sunday, June 7, the gymnasium was packed as family and friends stood as the graduating class marched in, girls coming from one side, boys from the other.  

  • Blues legend who was in Carrollton dead at 80

    Editor:

    Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues, died this week. She was 80 years old and performing right up to the end.

    In 1997, she was the headliner at our own “Blues to the Point” festival here in Carrollton. Late Saturday night, following her blazing performance, she told me that she would really like a ride to Louisville’s airport the next day as she did not like to ride the bus with the band.