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Today's News

  • Live Your Passion | Patch Collector - Rev. Tim Polley

    Dolphin Island, Ala., North Pole, Alaska.; Tisbury, Mass., and Benton, Ky. These four seemingly unrelated cities have at least one common thread: All four of their police departments have patches in Pastor Tim Polley’s extensive collection.

    When his father began collecting patches while serving as the chief of the Dongola City Police Department, a small town in southern Illinois, he probably had no idea that it would later become an obsession for his son.

  • City continues cleanup of unfit/unsafe structures

    Carrollton City Council approved spending an additional $13,000 to abate three properties that have been deemed an unfit and/or unsafe structure according to the nuisance ordinance.

  • Kentucky has worst funded retirement system in the nation

    Kentucky’s state pension systems are underfunded by at least $33 billion right now, leaving us among the worst funded retirement systems in the nation.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Natural disasters bring destruction and often tragedy to the lives of those involved. If one has not lived through a hurricane, flood, tornado or a fire they cannot comprehend the destruction and loss associated with such an event.

    The work of those who donate outside of the traditional relief efforts of organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army are greatly appreciated.

    Relief efforts were organized all over the local area, and supplies have been delivered to the stricken areas.

  • Kentucky Panthers in action
  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – In light of the devastation in Houston and surrounding parts of Texas from Hurricane Harvey and now the anticipated damage in the Caribbean and Florida from Hurricane Irma, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s focus on September as the National Preparedness Month takes on new importance.

  • Kentucky license plates could change in 2019

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald Leader

    FRANKFORT - Kentuckians would be able to order flat license plates online as soon as early 2019 under a proposed overhaul of the state’s licensing system.

    John-Mark Hack, commissioner of the state Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Vehicle Regulation, told a legislative panel Tuesday that Kentucky could save $320,000 a year if it modernizes its license plate production and distribution system.

  • Have a safe tailgating experience

    The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, signaling the beginning of fall and the start of football season in Kentucky. With football comes tailgating.

    Football fans love to gather in the stadium parking lot and set up the grill to cook and eat while discussing football strategies to win that big game.

    However, the excitement of the game is no excuse for forgetting about proper food handling procedures.

  • Some insects looking for a late season ‘sweet fix’

    Fallen, rotting fruit, along with plants infested with aphids and other sap-feeding insects, attract yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, bees and flies looking for a late season “sweet fix.”

    Let us look at some ways to try to reduce their numbers:

    Sanitation is an important management technique to limit the attractiveness of our homes and yards to these flying insects.

  • Cross Country is underway

    Season opening at Switzerland

    Carroll County High School cross country opened its season Aug. 23, at the Switzerland County Invitational. Unfortunately, the girls soccer and volleyball teams also played games that night, so the team was limited on runners.

    Julieanna McCollum finished 13th with a time of 29 minutes, 51 seconds, while Lauren Cox finished 21st with a time of 35 minutes, 27 seconds.

    Trimble invitational