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Today's News

  • Paul’s Tire becomes independent Southern States cooperative dealer in Prestonville

    Paul’s Tire, Inc. and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. have teamed up to serve customers’ farm and home needs. This location will carry Southern States’ feed, seed, fertilizer, animal health, pet and farm supplies.

    Paul’s Tire is located at 107 Hwy. 42 West in Prestonville and is owned and managed by Clint and Paul Yocum. Their hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. The store can be contacted by phone at (502) 732-8888 and by email at pdy8888@aol.com.

  • Food pantry seeks grant for permanent home

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution authorizing application for a Kentucky Community Development Block Grant, which would fund the purchase of a permanent location for the Food Pantry of Carroll County Inc., at 507 Seventh Street in Carrollton.

    The total grant application is $435,000, with a $77,000 match, totaling $512,000 for the project. The city of Carrollton will sponsor the grant, but the food pantry will pay the match, Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis said.

  • Demolish or renovate? City researches its two options

    The city-owned building at 110 Court Street could still be renovated. At the last council meeting June 27, council discussed whether it would still attempt to revitalize the old building, which has a laundry list of needed repairs, or demolish it.

    Mike Radeke, restoration project manager and staff architect for the Kentucky Heritage Council, came to Carrollton July 8, and looked at the building. He met with Adams, Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess and Councilman Dwight Louden and shared his thoughts on the project.

  • Carroll County flood relief donations reach W. Va.

    “Timing was everything,” Carrollton resident George Moore said of his trip to West Virginia early Saturday morning to deliver the cleaning supplies donated by area residents for flood relief.

    Huntington, W. Va. experienced another round of damage Thursday evening, July 14, when flash flooding occurred, heavily affecting the southern portion of Cabell County. Roads and culverts were destroyed or damaged by the floodwaters, and one person died when rapidly rising waters trapped her in her car.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | July 21, 2016

    Senior program contract approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the contract for the Senior Program with Northern Kentucky Area Development District at its meeting July 12. Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh said he contract was the same as last year. The contract allows the county to receive federal and state grant monies administered through NKADD.

    SO’s Homeland Security grant

  • Ghent terminates building inspector’s contract, first reading on golf carts held

    In a unanimous decision, prompted by a concern voiced by Commissioner David Hendren at the June Ghent City meeting, the board voted to terminate the contract of Building Inspector Paul Shovlin.

    At the June meeting, Hendren questioned whether Shovlin should be terminated for lack of attendance at the monthly meeting despite the fact that he was being paid $2,400 a year by the city. At that time, the City Attorney William Brammell told the board to hold off on any action until he could review the contract with Shovlin.

  • Soccer Camp | July21, 2016

    Carroll County High School soccer will host its annual soccer camp beginning Sunday, July 24, and continuing the next four Sundays (through Aug. 21). Camp will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the high school field. Cost is $25 for U-8, U-10 and U-12. Camp will be one hour for U-6 and cost $15. Campers can register the day of camp. 

  • Fishin’ and lovin’ every day

    The Two Rivers Bass Tournament participants saw the highs and lows of bass fishing during the competition July 16-17.

    Saturday’s fishing conditions were the best of the tournament, as 90 of the 146 fish were weighed the first day. However, Sunday was almost the other extreme as the day started with one-hour fog delay and extremely hot and humid conditions. The weather made fishing tough on the anglers, and they found the fish non-responsive, as 18 of the 39 teams recorded no fish caught.

  • GSP, GSA and others great opportunities for gifted Ky. students

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program is perhaps the most well-known of these.  It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • Republican-led Senate builds on accomplishments for American people

    In my travels across the state, I hear constantly from Kentuckians whose lives have been devastated by the opioid and heroin epidemic that is ravaging our country. The Bluegrass State has been particularly hard hit: 1,248 people died from drug overdoses last year alone, a record high for Kentucky. It’s clear that something must be done.