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Today's News

  • Dispatch supervisor, grass height discussed at city council

    Carrollton City Council tabled a proposal from Carroll County Dispatch June 26, to create a dispatch supervisor position. “The new position would not mean hiring a seventh person,” Carrollton Assistant Police Chief Tim Mitchell said. “It would be hiring one of the six dispatchers currently working for the center.”

  • See what’s closed during Brent Spence Bridge repairs

    By SARAH BROOKBANK

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Prepare for big delays on the Brent Spence Bridge as the bridge is down to two lanes in each direction.

    Work on the bridge deck will continue through the summer.

    Several ramps also will shut down during the project.

    In Ohio, the ramps to southbound I-71/75 from Fort Washington Way and Third Street will be closed. In Kentucky, the ramp to northbound I-71/75 from Fourth Street in Covington and the ramp to Ky. 236 in Erlanger from southbound I-71/75 will be closed.

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  • Kentucky Afield: Best kayaks for flat water fishing

    A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways.

    Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new hobby.

    Price is another aspect of the rise in popularity of kayak fishing. They are a replacement for a fishing boat for many people scared off by the rising cost of power boats.

  • Shooting Sports celebrates Father’s Day at the range

    Father’s Day was an exciting day for me being the 4-H agent for Carroll County.

    Every Sunday the shooting sports program has trap shooting on the property of Becky Kinman behind Kinman Chevrolet. (Thank you so much, Becky, for allowing Carroll County 4-H the opportunity to use your facility). June 18, was Father’s Day, and fathers and grandfathers joined the youth at the shooting range. What a great way to spend time with their children!

  • Appreciation: A lost art

    I’m a man, a father and a husband. I’m also a boss and a judge. I also believe in magic.

    I got married in 1981 to my wife. We have two children. The children are older now but when they were younger they were involved in many things; sports, activities and school, just to name a few. At the same time they were well fed, wore clean clothes and always cared for when they became ill. My children are respectful, mannerly and great people.

  • Area counties celebrate Fourth of July

    When our forefathers put their signatures to paper to declare our independence as a nation 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, there was no doubt it was a time to celebrate.

    Public readings of the freshly-written Declaration of Independence were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square amid bells ringing and bands playing. Bonfires and fireworks were added to the celebration the next year and then the tradition spread, with towns large and small joining in the merriment.

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • Tips on gardening, weed control

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens, but after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  Of course it is!

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  Let us consider some approaches to tackling weeds in our gardens.

  • Carroll County Public Library | June 29, 2017

    New programming

    Thursday, June 29: Architectural Challenge, school age children, 3:30 p.m.; Environmental evenings, 6 p.m.; Last day to add a block

    Friday, June 30: Summer Reading Finale, Whiz Bang Science Show, Everyone welcome; lunch provided after the show and prizes given away!

    Regular events

    Walk away the Pounds, weekdays 9 a.m.

    Zumba, Monday and Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays: ESL Class, 5p.m.

    Summer Reading Preschool Programs, Tuesdays at 11 a.m.