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Today's News

  • First readings approved for ‘13-’14 city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-2013 city budget as well as approve the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at their meeting Monday, April 22. The second reading will be held May 13.

    For the city, the general funds balance going forward was amended to $1,193,689 from $868,564. The total estimated revenues increased to $4,286,256, with the total resources at $5,479,945.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane April 23

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries U.S .421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    KYTC implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Carroll area girls invited to Girl Scout Camp

    As the weather warms, this is the perfect time to think about the  tradition of summer camp. From swimming and hiking, to singing songs around a camp fire and newer challenges like a high ropes course, camp is the place to make memories that last a lifetime.

    Girls in first through 12th grades from the Carroll County area have a great way to build these kinds of memories this summer. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be holding summer camps at two locations on multiple dates from June through July.

  • Readers on vacation | April 17, 2013
  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of April 17, 2013

    Wednesday, April 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; apps, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, April 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, (0 to six months old) 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age six months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 17, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, April 17: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, April 18: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 19: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 22: Volunteer recognition day, noon.

    Tuesday, April 23: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 24: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.

  • Gift shows library’s importance

    The intricacies of funding a public service like the library can be very confusing, sometimes political, and most often not very personal. 

    A few months ago, I was reminded of the importance of the personal connections that are made each and every day we open our doors. 

    Long time Carrollton resident William Lindsay bequeathed the library a generous sum of money. I understand the word generous may have several different connotations and might indicate some dollar amount. 

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush hydrants April 18

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

  • CCHS band receives top KMEA rating

    The Carroll County High School band received a
    distinguished rating for the sixth year in a row at the KMEA assessment.

  • Carroll earns platinum STLP award

    Carroll County Schools received a District Award – Platinum 2013 – at this year’s STLP State Championship, held March 28 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The other school district receiving the award was Madison County.

    Carroll County Middle School STLP received one of the Gold School awards. The school submitted a digital scrapbook that showed photo and anecdotal evidence of their STLP program, following the mission of STLP and that the school was meeting each of the program’s six goals.