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Today's News

  • Cuts coming as General Assembly works to balance the state budget

    As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers.

  • Ky. 355 bridge to reopen by March 1

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Repairs to the Ky. 355 bridge over Severn Creek began Monday, and officials expect the bridge to open to traffic by March 1.

    The bridge closed Nov. 27, due to significant structural damage on several portions of the bridge caused by an unknown impact.

  • Walls promoted to full-time; Parents ask about bathrooms

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved transferring Deputy Matt Walls from part-time to full-time effective March 1.

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked Fiscal Court at its meeting Feb. 13, to transfer Walls before he starts the academy in March because it allows him to receive full-time benefits while attending. The transfer would allow Walls to work as an officer performing police work in addition to his current duties of serving papers and transferring prisoners.

  • Pension, revenue ideas discussed at legislative forum

    With likely no new sources of revenue, cuts will be imperative in order for state legislators to fully fund pensions and pass the biennial budget by the end of the 2018 General Assembly.

    State Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), discussed these topics and more at a legislative update Saturday, Feb. 10, in front of a packed house upstairs in the courtroom at the old downtown courthouse.

    Both legislators noted that not much work has been done in Frankfort over the first half of the 60-day session.

  • River walk payments made, Highland Ave. to be paved

    Carrollton City Council approved payments to the river walk contractors, but is still in dispute with the state and the engineers.

    “I’ve been in pretty heated discussions with the state and the engineers and we don’t agree about what is right,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

    Adams said he received the payment applications for the river walk late Monday afternoon, so they were not included on council’s accounts payable report.

  • New clinic will offer substance counseling, physician visits

    Substance abuse is an issue often found in the local and national news. Opiate addiction is an issue throughout our nation.

  • Three Perry Park residents killed in crash on Hwy. 355

    BY MOLLY HAINES and BRIAN RIDDLE

    Landmark News Service

    Three Perry Park residents were identified as the victims involved in a fiery crash near the 16000 block of Hwy. 355 last week.

    The crash happened around 11:40 a.m., Feb. 7.

  • Abbott sworn in, begins training
  • Ag Tag donations benefit FFA, 4-H

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30, amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.

    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Getting from here to there in the 1890s

    Travel is so easy now. We hop into a car, set the GPS and go. We fly to distant locations or take a bus or a train.

    How did Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe travel from town to town and state to state back in the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s? Sarah wrote in her scrapbooks about trips she and her family took to Ghent, Vevay, Madison, Worthville, Cincinnati, Louisville and beyond. Those scrapbooks tell the story of travel in that era.