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Today's News

  • Council denies budget request (again) for new city fire truck

    Carrollton Fire Department will likely be forced to wait another two years before receiving funding for a new fire truck.

    Mayor Robb Adams explained that the city still has two fiscal years left to pay debt service on the 2Rivers Campground, making fiscal year 2017-18 the “prime time” to buy a new ladder truck.

  • AG warns of scam targetting seniors

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Aging and Independent Living is warning consumers of a reported scam targeting Kentucky’s seniors.

  • CCHS cross country runner Cruz invited to participate in Australian meet in June

    Occasionally, athletics provides a student a possible once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Guillermo Cruz, a Carroll County High School sophomore, has been invited to participate in a cross country meet in Australia this summer.

    The 18th annual event, sponsored by Down Under Sports, invites high school athletes from across the world to compete in the international event.

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  • County Clerk’s Office introduces new computer software

    The Print On-Demand Decal was introduced last week in three county clerk offices across Kentucky.

    Carroll County joins Boyle and Scott counties as the three pilot counties for the new Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing software.

    The purpose of PODD is to reduce the amount of paper generated by the licensing division. “This is not a paperless system but the county clerks do not have to store paper anymore,” PODD project manager Bill Cottun said.

  • Get fit with friends: Discover the benefits of group exercise

    Group exercise is beneficial in many ways. Working out in a group provides support, accountability and structure. We, as typical humans, tend to not want to let a friend or a group of people we associate with down by not showing up or performing to the best of our ability. I personally feel that you are more likely to complete a well-rounded exercise routine and want to perform a potentially more difficult workout. Working out in a group can be just plain fun as well.

  • Health bills among those passed by Senate

    The 2015 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned near midnight on Wednesday, March 11, signaling the close of a complex and issue-laden short session. Thursday marked the beginning of the governor’s 10-day veto period during which he will review the bills passed by both House and Senate for his approval or veto.

  • Heroin bill is the top unresolved issue

    When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years.   We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

    The General Assembly has responded by passing a series of laws, many of them hailed as national models, that have had real, lasting success against these epidemics.

  • Tennis depending on underclassmen this season

    Add Carroll County’s boys and girls tennis teams to the list of athletic teams experiencing growing pains this spring.

    Even though some of the players have been in the program for a while, head coach Juan Fernandez said both teams are still young, as neither team has any senior players.

    Junior Sarah McArter, who played number one singles last year, leads the girls’ team. She is currently nursing a back injury, but Fernandez said the injury has allowed others to show what they can do.

  • Track team to take this year’s show on the road

    Carroll County track and field starts the 2015 season in transition. The teams will have its third coach in three years, and the team will not have a home meet this season due to the impending athletic field improvement project.

    “The numbers are low this year,” new track and field head coach Ben Crutcher said.

    Crutcher said the coaching changes and no home meets did not make it an inviting sport.