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Today's News

  • Beshear: No need to call a special session on same- sex marriage issues

    By LINDA B. BLACKFORD
    and JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday night “it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath,” and that he will not be calling a special legislative session on same-sex marriage issues.

    Beshear’s comments came a few hours after House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said he favors a special session to address the concerns of some county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Ky. bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By JAMES PILCHER

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Council acts to add teeth to its efforts to clean up

    Carrollton City Council is moving forward on its efforts to clean up the city by strengthening and streamlining its nuisance ordinances.

    Council passed the first reading of the four ordinances at a special meeting Friday, June 26, and the second reading at a special meeting Monday, June 29. Mayor Robb Adams and councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were present at both meetings, with councilmembers Doug Hill and Hayley Franklin absent.

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriages legal; licenses available

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear ordered county clerks across the state to begin issuing marriage licenses Friday, June 26, to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling making such marriages legal nationwide.

    In Carroll County, there have been no requests for marriage licenses from same-sex couples as of Tuesday. County Clerk Alice Marsh is on vacation this week and unavailable to discuss her office’s policies on dealing with the governor’s directive.

  • McDonalds store to rebuild; closed July 17-late October

    Beginning Friday, July 17, the McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana location at I-71 and Hwy. 227 in Carrollton will be temporarily closing its doors in order to perform a full restaurant rebuild. The brand new restaurant will bring customers a new modern exterior and contemporary dining experience when it reopens in late October 2015.

  • Back In My Day | Ken Massey

    Little did Ken Massey know that meeting Patsy Knigga, a young lady from Ghent, at the Eastern Kentucky State College’s Baptist Student Union would lead to a romance that is still going after 61 years and a stay in Ghent of more than 46 years.

  • River walk named for Webster
  • Carroll County At Work: Patricia Hersey (L is for Librarian)

    If you can’t remember the last time you were inside the Carroll County Public Library, you’re due back for another visit, and you may be shocked at what has changed. Assistant Director Patricia Hersey, who is celebrating 20 years of working for the library, remembers when her responsibilities centered on reference questions and helping people find books. “Now, so much has shifted, and we’re at so much of a faster pace because the library gets so much more use.”

  • Boil water advisory issued for 24 hours after water line break in the city of Carrollton

    Carrollton Utilities and Carroll County Water District customers were affected by a water main break that occurred late Wednesday night on Ninth Street.

    Carrollton Utilities responded to calls “about water everywhere” in the area of Ninth and Hawkins streets at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, CU Director of Finance Chastity Robbins said. Crews discovered that the cast iron 8-inch water main pipe on Ninth Street had cracked between Hawkins and Winslow streets.

  • Service dogs can help families sniff out child seizures

    Many children at a very young age begin to have seizures – up to 20 per day.

    For years, young children that have seizures have parents, grandparents and siblings stay their rooms nightly waiting and watching for attacks. There has been a new trend and way to help families with this health and wellness issue. Families are starting to get service dogs to assist.