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  • Apply before Nov. 21, for incentives from USDA

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Donations sought for Carroll County spay/neuter event in spring

    In an effort to help Carroll County pet owners spay or neuter their pets, a fund has been set up through Carroll County Fiscal Court to receive donations now for a spring time spay/neuter project.

    “I organized a spay/neuter event about 10 years ago that was very successful, so I thought I’d try something similar again with the idea that many people would like to give a Christmas donation to honor a person or pet,” coordinator Cathy Gilbert said. 

  • Dignitaries dedicate new Milton-Madison Bridge

    The communities of Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., turned out in large numbers Tuesday afternoon as Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Indiana Governor Mike Pence — joined by other dignitaries — led a public dedication of the new Milton-Madison Bridge. Ceremonies were held indoors at Madison’s Brown Memorial Gymnasium due to inclement weather.

  • Weber served in U.S. Navy

    Joseph A. Weber of Carrollton enlisted in the Navy in September of 1965. His basic training was in Great Lakes, Ill. From there he went to Memphis, Tenn. for Aviation Electronics training.

    After graduating he married Ann Niesse and was assigned to Naval Air Station Cecil Field jet base near Jacksonville, Fla. He trained on the A7 Corsair II attack jet. He was assigned to attack squadron VA105 (The Gun Slingers).

  • Saluting America
  • Hill served country in Marines

    Welcome home Seth Hill, Carroll County’s newest veteran.

    Hill’s final day as a United States Marine Corp corporal was Oct. 25.

    Hill is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, where he excelled on the football field. He played one year of college football at Wilmington College, a Division III school in Ohio. Hill then attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington for a year.

  • Adams, Mefford, Moore win mayors’ spots

    Three contested mayoral races resulted in three new mayors set to take office in January. Carrollton City Councilman Robb Adams, Ghent Commissioner Lonnie Dale Mefford and former Prestonville mayor Chris Moore won the mayoral races in their respective cities. There were 3,560 ballots cast in Carroll County, according to the County Clerk’s Office.

    Adams defeated incumbent Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry by just seven votes, 393 to 386. Former mayor and current city councilwoman Ann Deatherage received 324 votes.

  • Grand jury indicts Sheriff Kinman

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted Carroll County Sheriff Jamie L. Kinman Monday, Nov. 3, on charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, and second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

    The arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 17, in Carroll County Circuit Court with Judge Stephen Bates. Kinman, 37, will hear the charges against him and enter a plea at that time.

    The Grand Jury of seven men and five women determined there was enough evidence to indict Kinman. However, this does not mean he is guilty of any crime.

  • Carroll to host Miss Kentucky preliminary

    The next Miss Kentucky just might be a representative for Carrollton, Ky.

    Local organizers are hosting the first Miss Carrollton Scholarship Pageant, an official preliminary for the Miss Kentucky pageant. It will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Carroll County Middle School. Admission is $10, and children 12 and under are free.

  • Students learn to ‘break that chain’ holding them back

     Former NFL linemen and motivational speaker Shawn Harper held up a frying pan and told the Carroll County Middle School students Oct. 22, he was going to bend it so that it would look like a burrito.

    Harper is a very large man, standing six feet four inches, and he told the students he weighed 330 pounds after feasting on the Belterra Casino buffet.

    Harper can bench press approximately 500 pounds, and his 780-pound-squat was shown on ESPN, ABC and NBC.