Today's News

  • Slew of new Kentucky laws now in effect


    The Courier-Journal

    United under Republican rule, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a slew of new laws this year, and most of them finally went into effect June 29.

    Some of the most important and controversial bills the legislature passed, including anti-abortion laws and right-to-work legislation, went into effect immediately after Gov. Matt Bevin signed them in January because they included emergency clauses.

    But there are still plenty of bills state legislators passed that didn’t get fast-tracked like that.

  • Red Cross in critical need of blood, platelet donors

    Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days.

    To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS or (800) 733-2767).

  • New parochial administrator at St. John’s, Transfiguration named

    Fr. Johnson L. Thekkudan CMI, a member of a Carmelite religious order, has been named the new parochial administrator at St. John the Evangelist and Transfiguration of Our Lord Mission.

    He was born in Kerala, South India, on Jan. 8, 1971. He was ordained on Jan. 5, 2002.

  • 4-H Archery

    Carroll County 4-H archery club practiced at the range located behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, June 21. The 4-H shooting sports program thanks Becky Kinman and the rest of the Herb Kinman staff for the use of the property for training sessions. 

  • Jail replacing fire alarms; County receives $53,000 for park

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey told fiscal court June 30, the fire alarm system at the jail is still working, but it needs to be replaced. The alarm is going off in the entire building, but in some areas, the system is not telling the main panel which alarm is going off, he said.

  • Kentucky officials call bull on report of bull sharks in state lake


    The Courier-Journal

    Reports of a bull shark being spotted in a Kentucky waterway are just fishing for social media shares, officials say.

    In a Facebook post, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources clarified that, though some user-generated websites claimed a bull shark had been captured in the state, it wasn’t true.

  • Combating Kentucky’s opioid epidemic

    The News-Enterprise

    Kentucky’s opioid addiction has risen to epidemic levels to set the problem at the forefront as the most critical public health threat facing the state. Much is being done in an effort to combat the rising toll heroin and prescription opioid abuse is taking on Kentucky’s communities and others across the nation. But new state and federal funding, programs and regulatory efforts appear to be too little and too slow in coming to effectively curb the growing death-rate trend.

  • Zika virus remains a national health concern

    Yard signs advertising mosquito control are about as common as shaved iced shacks around Kentucky this summer. And if you’ve been watching the news over the past year, I’m sure you’ve guessed why.

  • Relay For Life 2017
  • 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.