Today's News

  • Be prepared: Register loved one in new High Risk Missing Persons Program

    Family members and caretakers of people susceptible to going missing or wandering off now have the opportunity to register their loved ones ahead of time, giving law enforcement and rescue personnel a two-hour head start on recovering them. The target audience for the High Risk Missing Persons Program includes those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism, mental disabilities or other physical impairments, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • Use the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website to find a place to fish

    Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a place to fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.

  • Group wants data on overseas packages


    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Opioid products like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are many times more powerful and dangerous than heroin, have become well-known by law enforcement and first-responders in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, where fatal opioid overdoses have become a public health emergency.

  • TCC, Wireless Zone to donate 172,000 backpacks full of supplies across nation

    Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced June 29, that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 172,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ensure children across the U.S. are well prepared for the start of the school year. Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 505,000 backpacks filled with supplies through its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, and Wireless Zone is now a part of the nationwide initiative.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.

  • 4-H Trap

    The 4-H trap shooters practiced at the range behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, July 9. 

  • Carroll Co. students recognized for academic achievements at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,999 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

    Local EKU graduates were Melissa Sue Stewart of Sanders, graduating cum laude with a nursing degree and Steven Nicholas Abbott of Carrollton, graduating cum laude with a police studies degree.

    The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

  • Franklin College athletic training students excel in national board certification exam

    Franklin College’s senior class of undergraduate athletic training students recently took the national Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) exam for the 2016-17 academic year. 

    Franklin’s undergraduate athletic training program has maintained above a 96 percent first-time pass rate for the past eight years, significantly higher than the national average of 67 percent.  The program also has had the highest first-time pass rate for the exam of all Indiana schools that have an accredited undergraduate athletic training program.

  • Applications available soon for Ag Investment Program

    Applications will soon be available for the 2017 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Avenue, Carrollton or the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The application period is July 31, through Aug. 18. Applications may NOT be picked up until July 31. All applications must be turned into the Conservation District Office by Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon a.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Make sure to protect children from sun exposure

    Most children love playing outdoors. However, they do not know the importance of sun safety. Excessive, unprotected sun exposure is especially dangerous to children. Did you know 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. One in five Americans develops skin cancer. Too much lifetime exposure increases the risk of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, later in life.