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Today's News

  • Year in Ky. business saw Toyota expand, bourbon boom, coal decline

    By TOM EBLEN

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    This was an eventful year for Kentucky businesses: Toyota accelerated, bourbon distillers rolled out more barrels, Tempur Sealy employees lost some sleep, King Coal coughed and wheezed, and so much more.

    As Toyota marked its third year as the world’s top-selling automaker, the Georgetown assembly plant that since 1988 has been churning out Camrys, Avalons and Venzas opened a new production line in October to make the Lexus ES 350.

  • Carroll County High School basketball | Dec. 24, 2015
  • Ky. man banished to Florida sues police, alleges harrowing ordeal

    By R.G. DUNLOP

    Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    The Carrollton man wrongly removed from jail by police, then driven to Louisville and banished to Florida earlier this year, is suing them for his ordeal.

    Carrollton police had been ordered by a judge to transport Adam Horine, who has a history of mental illness, to a state hospital for treatment. Instead, Horine landed in Florida, and Carrollton’s police chief and one of his officers ended up under indictment.

  • New deputy, vehicle approved in sheriff’s budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office budget Dec. 15, but tabled the Carroll County Clerk’s budget until the Jan. 12, fiscal court meeting.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh said she surveyed the four surrounding counties and instead of the 3 percent salary adjustment she budgeted a flat $2 per hour increase for all her employees. One county has a part-time employee making more than her full-time people. She also has proposed a 75-cent per hour increase for every five years of service.

  • Deadline likely missed again on CCMS gym

    Marrillia Construction will likely not meet the Dec. 22, deadline to complete the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium project, Superintendent Bill Hogan told the Board of Education at its Dec. 17, meeting.

  • Carrollton Police spread Christmas cheer

    This holiday season the Carrollton Police Department may have had something else for you instead of a citation.

    Officers were presenting citizens with $10 gift cards to be spent in the community during “Operation Pull Over.” The stops for the cards were minor traffic violations that normally would receive warnings.

    The gift cards were funded solely by donations, and Carrollton Police Chaplin Tim Polley collected approximately $1,000 in donations.

  • State PSC affirms approval of landfills at KU, LG&E power plants

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has affirmed its earlier approval of combustion waste landfills at power plants operated by the state’s two largest electric utilities, despite sharp increases in the cost of the facilities.

  • ‘PUSH to Change’ youth initiative coming in 2016

    With the new year right around the corner, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is excited to be a part of a new, fun project that brings out the best of you. Champions is so excited to roll out a new youth initiative in Carroll County called “PUSH to Change” with a hashtag attached for youth appeal.

  • Investment numbers for 2015 set record

    Around this time of year, we often find ourselves counting, whether it is the number of days left in the year, the number of presents we still need to buy or the number of calories we put on our plates.  The holidays are when many count their blessings as well.

    In that regard, 2015 has turned out to be a pretty good year in many respects for the commonwealth.

  • Panthers’ comeback against Hilltoppers falls short

    Despite a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback after being down by as much as 13 points, the Carroll County Panthers (3-4) could not pull out the victory, losing 63-61, to Shawe Memorial (2-5) Dec. 21, in the opening round of the North American Stainless Basketball Classic. The Panthers played Cincinnati School of Performing Arts in the consolation round Dec. 22, and would play again Dec. 23. Results were unavailable by press time.