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Today's News

  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Redistricting will affect small area in districts 1, 2

    A panel appointed to look at Carroll County’s voting districts is recommending only a small change to the current three-district map, despite an increase of more than 6 percent in the county’s population.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh presented the recommendations from the reapportionment board that balances the county districts by moving a three-block area from District 2 into District 1 to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

  • Fireworks cancelled due to lack of funding

    There will not be a fireworks display at General Butler State Resort Park this year.

    On Friday the park issued a written statement explaining that the fireworks display will not be held because funding is not available this year. The statement, from Kentucky Department of Parks Deputy Commissioner Steve Brooks, explained that in recent years the annual show has been supported with funding from city and county municipalities.

  • IN GOD'S HOUSE

    I spent several hours last week preparing my Bible study lessons on the Book of Genesis. It is amazing to compare the story of creation to life as it is today.

    The study on creation helped me, more and more, to see life of God in every one and in every thing. I see the vibration of God’s life everywhere.

    These days, all of us enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

  • BANKING ON CANCER RESEARCH
  • CHURCH NEWS

    Ghent Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible school from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, to Wednesday, June 29, for children ages 5-11.

    This year’s theme is “Rev it Up — Full Throttle for God.”

  • Golf scramble to benefit Crusade

    WHAS Crusade for Children will hold its annual golf scramble Friday, June 24, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

    Cost is $45 per person for teams of four, and a fun-filled day of golf is planned, including free food and drinks, door prizes, a 50/50 split-the-pot raffle, a chipping contest, and more.

    All proceeds will benefit the Crusade for Children.

    For more information, or to sign up your team, call the Carrollton Fire Department at (502) 732-7041 or (502) 525-1943.

  • SENIOR CENTER CALENDAR

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, June 22: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 fruit facts: berries, 11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, June 23: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 24: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Elk Creek Winery and lunch, 10:45 a.m.

    Monday, June 27: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Alzheimer’s presentation, 11 a.m.

    Tuesday, June 28: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.

  • CLUB NEWS

    The Carrollton Woman’s Club held its annual luncheon June 7 at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Vice Governor Karen Claiborne of the 5th District and Alice Long were guests. Hostesses for the meeting were Carolyn Stout and Dorothy Buckner.

    Following the luncheon, two officers were installed by the vice-governor: Judy Keith as treasurer and Nancy Ellis, secretary.

  • REUNIONS

    The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. (Busher) Raker are planning a reunion picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Lions Acres in Milton, Ky.

    The Raker family came to America from Hannover, Germany, settling in 1888 in the  Hunters Bottom area of Carroll and Trimble counties. The couple had eight children, who married into the Bulthaup, Obertate, Hoffmeyer, Diekmann, and Thieman families. Other descending family names include Bushman, Nordholt. Steele, Denny, Detmer, Schafer and Meier.