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  • Study finds Champions successful in first year

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County performed well in year one of their five-year Drug Free Communities federal grant. DFC is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • Incumbents file papers for the May 22 primary

    Local voters will not only have their chance to choose candidates to run for president this May, they also will be selecting candidates to run for circuit court clerk and commonwealth attorney in Carroll County.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday that other races up for grabs this year in the state include the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Geoff Davis, who is retiring from office. Additionally, Rep. Rick Rand’s 47th District state House of Representatives seat is up for election this year.


    Plans for the second annual Race Fest event leading up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway are beginning to take shape.

    Committee members met Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Down on Main to discuss what they would like to see at this year’s local event, set for Wednesday, June 27. Race weekend will begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 on Thursday, June 28, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 on Friday and culminating in the main event Saturday.

  • Facility offers new health care options

    The doors opened on Carroll County’s first urgent care center Friday afternoon.

    Kentucky Urgent Care treated several patients in its first few hours at the new two-story medical complex located at 329 Floyd Dr., just across from Kroger.

    The downstairs of the new building is divided into two offices — Kentucky Urgent Care and DaVita General Butler Dialysis, according to Dr. Mark Miller.

  • Redistricting places Carroll in new senatorial district

    Carroll and Henry counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Population growth statewide, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Kentucky study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    By Karla Ward

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.

  • Sanders responds to fire

    Sanders Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire in an attic on Main Street in Sanders Saturday, Jan. 14.

    The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 4:03 p.m. Sanders Fire was on scene at 178 Main Street at 4:11 p.m.

    Fire Chief David Crawford said Rose Adams was home at the time of the fire and called her son, Thomas Abercrombie, who lives across the street. Abercrombie, who also is a firefighter, called 911 and then responded to the station. Crawford said six firefighters responded on the run.

  • Community remembers ‘37 flood experience

    Water levels from numerous Ohio River flood events are recorded on the side of a two story building in downtown Milton. A plaque hanging on the hallway wall of the Carroll County Courthouse records the depth of the most devastating flood in Carrollton’s history. The plaque and the highest watermark on the Milton structure are representative of the same event—the 1937 flood, which occurred 75 years ago this month.

  • City leaders develop rules for Two Rivers campground

    Now that the Two Rivers RV Park construction is well on its way and heading toward the finish line, rules and regulations for the facility are next on the agenda. City government officials and members of the general public met Tuesday, Jan. 10 at city hall to evaluate what other similar RV parks have done and to begin making decisions for Carrollton’s new park.

  • Learning a Life in Poverty

    Carroll County Schools faculty and staff experienced the struggles and obstacles low-income families deal with day in and day out in the community during a simulation by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

    Robin Huesman, family advocate for the Family Ties Resource Center, participated in the simulation at a regional meeting and thought it would be a great exercise for the faculty and staff to experience.