Local News

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Fiscal court considers cameras to monitor county park facilities

  • Award | Fiscal Court
  • Florida doctors can now check patients’ pill use

    KPA News Content Service

    Florida has finally implemented an electronic database where the state’s doctors can check their patients’ prescription drug history. It’s hoped the information will curb doctor shopping and other pain pill abuses.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that the Electronic Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation system went online Oct. 17. The bill establishing the system was nearly killed by Florida’s Republican governor and other influential GOP lawmakers.

  • Deer activity increasing as winter approaches

    The Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 is reminding drivers to be cautious as deer activity and movement is increasing now through the winter months.

    The seasonal temperature and time changes initiate deer mating season, which puts the animals on the move during times when they’re least visible.  Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that approximately 150 people are killed in the nation resulting from a collision involving deer. 

    The following tips will improve driver safety:

  • Ribbon cutting | Studio 1 Skin Care
  • Milton-Madison Bridge progress
  • CCAS goal to open storefront, place more animals in homes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to support a local group’s efforts to rescue animals from the county shelter.

    Carroll County Animal Support will receive a $25 donation from the county for each animal that is removed from the shelter based on their efforts, whether it’s for local adoption or to be sent to one of the many rescue operations around the nation.

  • Students learn to share road with motorcycles

    Motorcyclists have equal right to the road as other motor vehicles, and both drivers and motorcyclists need to be aware of their presence on roadways to help eliminate accidents.

    That’s the message that Glenda Hobbic, state coordinator and president of Share the Road Kentucky, shared with the juniors and seniors at Carroll County High School about motorcycle safety Thursday.

    Share the Road Kentucky is a 501c3 that Hobbic started working on in 2005 and established in 2007.

  • Group begins smoke-free effort

    A new organization sponsored by the Three Rivers District Health Department is directing its efforts toward tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities.
    The Carroll County Tobacco-Free Coalition held an informational meeting at the health department Wednesday, Oct. 12. The next meeting will be held Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.

    Becky Wilson, R.N. with health department, said the goals of the coalition are to achieve 100 percent tobacco-free schools and smoke-free communities, including businesses, restaurants and public areas.

  • Community joins in war against local drug abuse

    Carroll County has a reputation as a small town with a comparatively high drug problem. Local and state law enforcement work every day to combat the epidemic. To help educate the public on this issue afflicting the area, Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County held a town hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the National Guard Armory. About 40 people attended.

    Kathy Dawson, whose son Aaron, 27, was using heroin and died in 2009, spoke about how drugs have affected her family.