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Today's News

  • Fireworks rescheduled for July 9, due to rain

    Due to the threat of heavy rain, the Carrollton Fourth of July event was rescheduled for Saturday, July 9.

    Mayor Robb Adams made the decision late Friday morning to move the event.

    “The weather forecast does not look promising,” he said, with rain chances estimated at 80 percent and higher Saturday through Monday, according to The Weather Channel. He added that people would be miserable and parking in the mud if the event were to go on as scheduled.

  • Back In My Day - Sandy Willhoite

     James Donald “Sandy” Willhoite is described as a good and caring person. He was raised to work hard and to be fair to those around him. His life, which he calls blessed, demonstrates his love of family and his religious faith.

  • Flood relief donations sought for W. Virginia

    Donations for the flood stricken areas of West Virginia are being collected around Carroll County through July 15.

    Non-perishable food items, diapers, baby wipes, garbage bags, cleaning supplies such as bleach, brooms and shovels, rubber gloves, laundry detergent, flashlights, batteries, blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags, feminine products, shaving cream and razors, insect repellent, clothesline and clothes pins, pet food and pet supplies are needed.

    Event organizer George Moore said that clothing and bottled water are not needed at this time.

  • Main Street seeks volunteers to adopt bump outs in downtown

    Help bring the pride back to downtown Carrollton and make it a more inviting place to live, work and visit by participating in the Carrollton Main Street Program’s Beautify Downtown Carrollton initiative. Main Street is looking for volunteers to adopt a bump out within the 21-block area.

  • Smith’s roots grounded in agriculture

    By LAUREN HOLLOWAY

    Landmark News Service

    Driving through the pasture on the four-wheeler, passing the fields of alfalfa and livestock with birds flying freely through the spread out trees, second-generation farmer David Smith was truly in his happy place.

    After moving to Owen County and buying a farm in 1946, Smith’s father took a break from being an agriculture teacher to tend to the land. David was born and raised in Owenton on the family farm and after graduating high school he felt it was only natural for him to take over for his father.

  • Winn courtyard project gets a boost from KU Ghent plant

    Fifteen representatives from the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power generating plant worked to remove a tree and satellite dish, repair a storage shed and prepare ground for laying pavers in the Kathryn Winn Primary courtyard. They were joined later in the day by Lowe’s Madison store employees to continue work as part of the $5,000 grant the school received from Lowes.

  • Criminal justice reform necessary in Kentucky

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • States learn from sharing during southern legistaltive conference

    States have often been called laboratories of democracy, and for good reason: That’s where most cutting-edge ideas to improve government are first tested.  The good ones are widely copied while the unworkable ones teach a valuable lesson as well.

  • Hometown hero Shane wins soggy Regatta race

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    MADISON, Ind. — A spectacular flip on the final lap of Sunday’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort forced a premature ending to one of the most exciting championship heats in recent Madison Regatta history. After the race was red flagged, H1 Unlimited officials declared the winner to be Jimmy Shane driving the community-owned hometown favorite, Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison.

  • NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host named honorary pace vehicle driver for QS400

    “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will serve as the honorary pace vehicle driver for the sixth annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto parts on Saturday, July 9.

    “As a fan of NASCAR, riding in the pace vehicle is an honor,” Jones said in a news release. “I am thrilled to lead the cars to the green flag at the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. It is going to be an exciting experience that I am looking forward to.”