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Today's News

  • Recreating history
  • Child abuse: basic information caregivers need to know

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Because the safety of our children is a priority, this is a good time to think and reflect about this problem. The best way to start is by understanding its definition.

  • Upcoming Red Cross blood drives | April 21, 2016

    To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

    PMC Organometallix, 2316 Highland Ave., Carrollton, May 5, 2-7 p.m.

    Frankfort Blood Donor Center, 318 Washington St., Frankfort, May 6 and 13, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Western Hills High School, 100 Doctor’s Dr., Frankfort, May 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, 501 High St., Frankfort, May 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Bevin launches probe of ‘questionable activities’ in Beshear administration

    By JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday his staff has uncovered evidence that officials in former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration “failed to meet the high standards that the law and people of Kentucky demand from state government officials.”

    He ordered Finance and Administration Secretary William Landrum to hire investigators to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry of actions taken by Beshear administration officials. He also said the FBI might be looking into some of the matters.

  • Termite swarms inside home signal infestation

    Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates, and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, we may see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside our home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, we often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

    Winged ants are also common in springtime. By examining the insect, you can determine whether it is a termite or an ant:

  • Five-year plan may include Second Street used car lot

    Revitalizing the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue with, possibly, a used car lot remains a top priority for the mayor and city council in the upcoming revision of the city of Carrollton’s five-year comprehensive plan.

    A special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan was held Tuesday, April 12. Mayor Robb Adams, Code Enforcement Official John Welch and council members Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were in attendance.

  • Mock crash to teach students dangers of unsafe driving

    Make sound decisions. That is the mantra told to all of students, especially when behind the wheel of a vehicle or astride a motorcycle.

    Carroll County High School students will face the reality of unsound decisions when the school hosts a mock crash Thursday, April 28.

    “We schedule one of these every four years so that every high school student is reached once,” Carroll County Youth Services Center Director Tracey Reynolds said. “The thought is if we held one every year the impact would lessen.”

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Gloria Belcher

    Gloria Miller Belcher learned early on about the importance of family. Before she had graduated from high school, she had moved more times than some people will in their entire life.

    “I went to first grade in Mississippi, second through sixth in Arkansas, another sixth grade in Arkansas, seventh in Florida, eighth in Mississippi, so through my eighth grade year it was probably six different schools,” she said.

  • Ohio man arrested for connection in General Butler employee’s death

    An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal traffic incident March 13, on I-71 in Henry County that resulted in the death of a General Butler State Resort Park employee Andrew Persanyi, 74, of La Grange.

    Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton Ohio, was arrested April 6, in Ohio, on a warrant to obtain by Kentucky State Police. He was charged with reckless homicide, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Bill to teach CPR will benefit society

    By JIM PAXTON
    The Paducah Sun
    Kentucky is on course to become the 28th state to require all of its high school students to be taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation before graduating.