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Today's News

  • Sparta man indicted for filing false tax returns

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) jointly announced today that an indictment was unsealed yesterday charging a Sparta, Ky., man with filing false tax returns.

    The indictment alleges that Meredith L. Lawrence, 61, filed false tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. According to the indictment, Lawrence’s income was greater than he reported on his returns.

    Lawrence was arraigned yesterday and entered a plea of not guilty to each count of the indictment. Trial is scheduled for December 21, 2011.

  • Most Kentuckians aren’t going to vote on Nov. 8

    From The State Journal

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state’s chief election officer predicted Monday.

    Secretary of State Elaine Walker said she expects between 25 and 28 percent of the state’s registered voters to decide whether to re-elect Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear or replace him with one of two challengers, Republican David Williams or Independent Gatewood Galbraith.

  • Beshear announces 45 new jobs in NKy.

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced Johnson Controls Inc. will expand its Northern Kentucky automotive battery operation, creating 45 new jobs.

    The company’s $24.2 million investment will increase the plant’s square footage to accommodate additional production lines and warehousing space.

  • Veteran Kentucky AP photojournalist Ed Reinke dies Tuesday at age 60

    By JANET CAPPIELLO

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE — Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer who traveled worldwide and was known for his striking pictures of Kentucky news and sporting events, died Tuesday following an injury, according to his family. He was 60.

    Reinke was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood on Oct. 2 after he fell and suffered a head injury while covering the IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

  • Statewide smoking ban likely to be discussed

    By ROBYN L. MINOR

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    A statewide smoking ban will again come before lawmakers when they head back to Frankfort in January, but just how much support such a measure will have is unclear.

    “There is no question that it would save the state money in terms of what it pays out for Medicaid,” said state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Fiscal court considers cameras to monitor county park facilities

  • Project Comfort prepares seniors for winter months

    I often wonder what it must have been like for the twelve disciples when Jesus washed their feet. I think Peter spoke for the group when he declared, “Never shall You wash my feet!”  Peter said this because he knew that it was unnatural for the leader of a group to humble himself and serve those who followed him. This was especially true when the leader of the group was no less than the Savior of the world.  But this is what Jesus did.  He became a servant and served His closest friends and followers.

  • Spooky Reading Night

    Kathryn Winn Primary and Carroll County Public Library co-sponsored the event Monday night featuring crafts, face painting, snacks and a book fair.

  • Church news - Oct. 26, 2011

    Methodist church plans trunk-or-treat event

    Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Avenue, will host a trunk-or-treat event on Monday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot on Fourth Street behind the church.  There will be candy and bouncies for the kids, and hot chocolate, cider and coffee for the adults.   Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an evening of fun and safe Halloween activities. Kids should be accompanied by adults.

    Fall Harvest Festival set for Prestonville

  • Worthville Baptist Church Community Picnic and Fall Festival