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Today's News

  • Cost of Kentucky courthouses questioned by lawmakers

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Concerns about state debt has slowed construction on courthouses around Kentucky after a decade where the state built or expanded 60 courthouses.

    Since 2005, the state has completed 26 judicial centers and 14 remain under way at a cost of $590 million.

    The General Assembly hasn’t funded new courthouses, however, in two years and doesn’t have any new ones funded in the proposed Senate and House two-year budgets being debated.

  • The Madness of March
  • Traffic changes announced for bridge

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public meeting Thursday to announce traffic changes that will take effect next month after the April 25-29 construction-related closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Traffic plans were on display during an open house at the Brown Gym in Madison.

    The dates of the temporary closure are subject to change depending on weather conditions and river levels.

  • 4-H agent funding to be considered during budget talks

    A decision on whether Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide “stop-gap funding” to fill the local 4-H Extension agent position will come as part of the budget process for fiscal year 2012-13.

    At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said that while he supports the 4-H program, he remains opposed to the county paying the $46,350 so the University of Kentucky will have to hire an Extension agent for the county’s 4-H program.

  • City OKs extending free WiFi

    Carrollton City Council agreed to a contract with tech company Powered On to fix the existing problems and to finish installing the city-wide free wireless internet system, known as Wifi.

    At the March 12 council meeting, Powered On owner Brent Graves presented a proposal for $2,912.90, which included the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week.

  • Traffic model will help end delays at the Ky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.

  • Sharon faces state ethics violations

    Ethics violations have been filed against local conservation officer Dennis Sharon for allegedly using his influence to benefit him and others in his commercial fishing business. Officials said more serious charges could be coming from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • DiFulvio, Wolf to wed July 20

    Neena Stagge of Cincinnati, Ohio would like to announce the upcoming wedding of her daughter, Lauren DiFulvio of Covington, Ky. to Guss Wolf of Turners Station, Ky. He is the  son of Diane Wolf of Denver, Colo.
    The ceremony will take place in Buena Vista, Colo. on July 20, 2012.
     

  • Arts commission elects new officers March 13

    Carroll County Arts Commission elected Hillary Arney president at its March 13 meeting. Also elected were Karen Claiborne as vice-president, Patricia Hersey as secretary and Jeanie Shephard as treasurer. A slate of board members has been proposed and will be voted upon at the next meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Masterson House.  On April 10, the commission will hold a gala for the I-71 Corridor regional arts groups.

  • Baseball sized hail