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Today's News

  • Investigation ongoing in Milton murder-suicide case

    By Dave Taylor
    Landmark News Service
    Two Milton residents are dead and another remains hospitalized after what investigators are calling “an apparent murder-suicide” that occurred early Sunday morning in a residential neighborhood behind the Midway Stop-N-Go about halfway between Milton and Bedford.
    Carlin Sarah Davis, 16, has been identified by the Stratton-Karstetter Funeral Home in Versailles, Ind., as one of the fatalities. Niki Davis, 33, is recovering in a Louisville hospital from gunshot wounds.

  • Tpr. Roberts explains extent of heroin issue at town hall

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The heroin drug trade that began across the country five or six years ago is now affecting smaller towns like Sanders, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts.

    Roberts was the guest speaker at the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Sanders Community Park. He educated the audience about heroin, drug withdraw effects, the dangers of it and other drug-related issues affecting the community.

  • Ash tree treatment to continue for next four years

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    As treatment continues on the ash trees at General Butler State Resort Park in an attempt to neutralize the effect of the emerald ash borer, Carrollton Rotary members had the opportunity to ask questions about the park and learn what else needs to happen in the restoration process.

  • Police to deliver notices to delinquent businesses

    Carrollton Police officers began delivering notices Tuesday to business owners who had not paid their annual city business license, which was due by June 30. A 20 percent penalty went into effect July 1. Most will pay the fee within two days, Assistant City Clerk/Treasurer Beth Toombs said.

    Council decided to give business owners until the next council meeting, July 28, to pay before shutting them down.

  • Summer learning on the STEM Bus

    Area youngsters played and learned on the Carroll County Schools STEM Bus July 10, at its stop at the county park.

    The STEM Bus ends its summer route July 25. The following is the schedule: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. at Happy Hollow, 1-2:30 p.m. at Oakview; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. at Ghent Park, 1-2:30 at General Butler State Resort Park back entrance; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ninth Street apartments, 1-2:30 p.m. at county park; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Green Acres, 1-2:30 p.m. at Carrollton Village.

     

  • Ash borer wiping out Kentucky trees

    By James Bruggers

    The Courier-Journal

    Five years after the emerald ash borer arrived in Kentucky from the north where it killed more than 25 million trees, the full force of this Asian invader is being felt across the Bluegrass.

    From Lexington to Louisville and north to Cincinnati, ash trees are being wiped out from rural landscapes, parks, leafy subdivisions and urban corridors.

  • Softball tourney raises money for 3-Day journey
  • Laptop program expands to include all high schoolers

    All Carroll County High School students will be getting a new laptop for the upcoming school year. The 11E YOGA, a Lenovo product, is the laptop of choice for the staff and students.

    “Before, only juniors and seniors had access to school-provided laptops,” Superintendent Bill Hogan said. “Now, every high school student will receive a personal laptop for school use. Similar to our MacBook initiative, students will be able to take the computers home with them as well.”

  • Camp Shakespeare set for public library

    Carroll County Public Library invites area youngsters to come learn about Willy Shakespeare, while they enjoy real theater training — and funny accents. Share the spotlight with fellow actors and perform for friends and family.

    Camp Shakespeare fosters an appreciation of the words and works of William Shakespeare by providing opportunities to explore the theater arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design, text analysis, and more.

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