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Today's News

  • Report: Kentucky college student debt on the rise

    From The Kentucky Enquirer

    More than half of Kentucky’s 2010 class incurred debt to pay for college and the number of those who borrowed grew by 4 percentage points over the previous year.

    While 54 percent of students who graduated with four-year or more degrees had student debt in 2009, 58 percent did in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. The average debt of graduates also grew slightly, from $19,112 to $19,375.

  • More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding

    From the KPA News
    Content Service

    Frankfort - The Council on Postsecondary Education Monday announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.

  • County improves policy, saves on insurance plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to save money and improve some county employees’ insurance coverage by moving coverage from United Healthcare to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield next year.

    Scott Brown of Scott Brown Insurance presented the court with options for the 2012 coverage during the meeting. United Healthcare had informed the county its premiums would increase by 42 percent next year.

    By selecting Anthem, the county’s annual premium will drop by 14 percent.

  • Survey shows more than half of manufacturers plan to hire 2012

    Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up one percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), was released on Oct. 31.

  • Fiscal court okays signing lease with state for Camp Kysoc land

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign the lease with the state for the Camp Kysoc property.

    Tomlinson said he is working out the final details on addressing issues with two fuel storage tanks on the property. Under the lease, he said it is clear that the state maintains responsibility for those tanks. He noted that that also has been agreed to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The state can’t back away from that one,” he said.

  • CCMS drama offers a bullying message

    The Carroll County Middle School drama club tackles a familiar issue in an unfamiliar way when its hits the stage on Nov. 18 and 19. The students will present two dramas called “Lockdown” and “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions” dealing with bullying.

  • Belcher goes the distance for cancer

    If you told someone you were going to walk 60 miles over three straight days, they may raise their eyebrows. But that is exactly what Carrollton resident Brittany Belcher and thousands of other people across the country did to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • A sign of Autumn
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating two daytime burglaries

    Two homes were burglarized during the daytime hours on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that perpetrators stole jewelry from both residences.

  • Have you met ... Colston Boots

    “He’s tougher than a pine knot.”

    That’s John Boots’ assessment of his grandson, Colston, 11, who lives with his family in their Harbor Point home in Carrollton.

    Colston Boots, a sixth-grader at Carroll County Middle School, is a rising star on the dirt-bike racing circuit, competing in – and winning – competitions on tracks throughout Kentuckiana.