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Today's News

  • Fancy Farm turns up the heat in Kentucky political campaigns

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Saturday at the Fancy Farm Picnic spoke about his trip to the Middle East and drew the ire of his opponents, who criticized the governor for not talking about state issues.

  • Marlette enters plea in assault

    David N. Marlette, 29, of Ghent pleaded guilty to fourth degree assault Thursday in Carroll County District Court, with Judge Elizabeth Chandler presiding. He was sentenced to two years of probation on the Class A misdemeanor, with the condition that if he violates his probation he would serve 365 days in jail. He may have no unlawful contact with the victim and also must pay restitution and medical bills.

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  • Board of Ed OKs tax hike to hold revenue

    Carroll County Board of Education members found themselves between a rock and a hard place Monday night as they gathered to set the 2011-12 tax rate.

    At a special-called meeting, board members learned that a sharp decline in the value of inventory held by businesses in the county could translate into less money coming into their coffers.

  • Manslaughter, fetal homicide charges against King dropped

    Felony charges were dropped Monday in the case involving a 2007 motorcycle crash in Shively that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child.

  • Smoke-free laws don’t harm the economy

    By ANN BLACKFORD

    UK College of Nursing

    In a recent study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Ellen Hahn, a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, and Mark Pyles, an assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at the College of Charleston, found smoke-free legislation does not negatively influence local economies in either rural or urban communities.

    This is true regardless of whether the law is enacted at the state or local level, the study showed.

  • Program teaches how to create rain gardens

    The Carroll County Extension Service is offering several programs that will be of interest to local residents.

    There are other programs offered in the region too, that residents may want to attend.

    On Aug. 10, a special program, “Resi-dential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service office in Covington.

  • This summer may be very hot, but it can be worse…

    In this month of July we have been through a very hot summer here in Carrollton. And almost everywhere in the United States, the weather stations have advised us to be careful when we go outside, to have water handy and to have functioning air conditioning units in our cars to be prepared for the hotter days.

    This reminds me that as Christians we have to be like the weather stations, informing and warning the people that if their ways of living do not change and they keep doing whatever they want they are heading to a very hot place, “Hell.”

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 3, 2011

    Tuesday, Aug. 2

    Kentucky Kruizers meets at 7 p.m. at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Wednesday, Aug. 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

    Thursday, Aug. 4

  • Signs point to improving economy

    There have been several positive signs in recent months that the worst of the recession may finally be behind us, but perhaps the best indication yet for Kentucky came late last week. That’s when Gov. Steve Beshear announced that state government ended the just-completed fiscal year with nearly $157 million more than expected.