Today's News

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 22, 2012
  • Carroll, 67 others added to state’s drought disaster list

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that Carroll and 67 other counties have been classified as disaster areas by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the wake of this summer’s drought.  

    With this addition, 116 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have been declared primary or contiguous disaster areas due to losses caused by a drought that began April 1 and is continuing in many parts of the state. 

    The only four counties not covered by a primary or contiguous disaster designation are Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry. 

  • Bats push back Ghent paving project

    A plan to rebuild Fishing Street from U.S. 42 to Davis Street was put on hold this week, as Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey turns his focus on bat removal.

    Mumphrey told city commissioners during last week’s regular meeting that inspectors had determined that the former Ghent Christian Church, which now includes City Hall offices, is infested with the flying rodent-like mammals.

  • Cement dust in the wind

    A concrete-manufacturing facility located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse experienced two releases of fly ash and cement dust earlier this month.

    During last week’s regular meeting, Carrollton City Councilman Larry Morgan said he was concerned by the releases, which state officials said occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • Carroll National Guard prepares for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 15, 2012
  • Heaton-Cornish to wed Aug. 25

    Misty Heaton and J.W. Cornish, both of Bedford, Ky., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Frank and Karen Robbins of Milton, Ky., and Roger Heaton of Bedford.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Tommy and Sherry Burkhardt of Milton.

    The wedding will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the bride’s parents’ farm in Milton. Reception to follow.

    Invitations will not be sent. Family and friends are invited.

  • Owen festival Sept. 15

    Sweet Owen Day in Owen County is 7 a.m. to dark Saturday, Sept. 15, at the courthouse square in Owenton. The event includes a pancake breakfast, run/walk, fun bike ride, health fair, Little Miss and Mister pageant (Kentucky Festival State Preliminary Pageant), talent show, inflatables and cornhole tournament.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 15, 2012

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

    August 2012: Supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.

    Wednesday, Aug. 15: Medicare bingo with Susan Piper, 10 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 16: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 17: Day trip to Amish Restaurant, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 20, Monday movie, “Madness” with John Wayne, popcorn, 9:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 15, 2012

    Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August. Sign your child up for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” now; ask at the desk for details.

    Wednesday, Aug. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Wednesday @ one, “Funeral Traditions of the South,” 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.