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Today's News

  • Education secretary urges schools to go tobacco free

    State education and public health officials have joined forces to encourage school districts to implement policies that would prohibit the use of tobacco anywhere on school-owned property 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    A letter from Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Public Health Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D., sent to superintendents statewide, encourages districts to pass the policy as “the right thing to do for the health of your schools and communities.”

  • City paving list approved, zoning violators to be prosecuted

    After discussing the issue for multiple meetings, Carrollton City Council decided Monday where to spend most of its allotted $90,000 for road paving in 2011-12. “We trimmed down in places we needed to to get the money down,” Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    The following streets will be paved at a cost of $83,177 by Ohio Valley Asphalt:

    • End of Hawkins at 11th Street – widen for truck turn - $2,840

    • Fourth Street between Highland Avenue and Sycamore Street - $0

    • Clay Street between 10th and 11th streets - $7,292

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Fiscal court considers options for Rumpke garbage contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is reviewing two options for its garbage collection contract — one would hold the line on the monthly fee, while the other comes with an increase to cover a central dumpster location.

    Fiscal court opened bids for its garbage collection contract Tuesday during its regular meeting. The only bid came from Rumpke of Kentucky, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is the company that currently holds the franchise.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh opened the Rumpke bid and read off the proposed rates that would run through September 2015.

  • Picnicking in the Park

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 to help fund local children’s Christmas

    Approximately 211 people and 120 bikes participated in the second annual ‘Helping Kids in our Neighborhood’ Poker Run on Sunday. The event raised $5,200.50, which will be presented to Leigh Ann Roberts with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, who runs the Community Christmas Project.

  • Gallatin County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Gallatin County and any other area residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops available to them at the new Public Library Workforce Center at the Gallatin County Public Library.

    The Gallatin and Carroll county libraries are two of the 45 public libraries in the state that have a PLWC.

    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting.

  • United Citizens Bank earns superior rating

    BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, recently announced that United Citizens Bank and Trust, based in Campbellsburg, has not only endured the latest financial crunch, but has emerged as a preeminent example of community banking.

    BauerFinancial bestowed its highest 5-Star Superior rating on United Citizens Bank and Trust. This rating denotes the highest level of strength and performance that a bank can receive, according to a Bauer news release.

  • Schools prepare students for college, career, citizenship

    Students on the first day of school in the Carroll County School District were greeted by staff members wearing white T-shirts with a question written on back:  “R U Ready?”

    While the shirts suggested a curiosity about whether students are prepared for the 2011-12 school year, they are actually designed with a larger question in mind: Will students who graduate from Carroll County High School, this year and in the future, be prepared for college, a career, and citizenship?