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Today's News

  • Changes visible after month away; community loses a treasure with Salyers’ death

    I go away for one month and when I get home there are huge silos in Prestonville. I mentioned it to some folks and they didn’t even know about these new structures, but I ran into Judge Tomlinson Friday and he said it’s something to do with grains.  Then I heard soybeans from someone else. So I guess they are grains? I thought they were legumes, but I’m shaky on my agrarian terms.

  • Hogan, Meadows compete in golf tournament

    The Kentucky Golf Coaches Association with the help of the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation hosted the 2011 KGCA Senior All-Star Invitational Tournament on Nov. 5 at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, Ky.

    Carroll County High School seniors Quincy Hogan and Jacob Meadows were invited to participate. Hogan shot a 96, while Meadows shot a 110 on the 18-hole course.

    The senior class student athletes were chosen based on their achievements on the course throughout the 2011 season and their coach’s recommendations.

  • Jesus, remember me when you are in the Kingdom

    We welcomed the month of November with Halloween celebrations. My reflection during this month is on saints and sinners. I got scared several times while running through the streets of Carrollton early in the mornings when I saw ugly and scary statues in front of the houses. Halloween celebration is over now thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is nice to think about the history and spiritual meaning of the annual celebrations.

  • Indians rout Panthers 68-0 in playoff matchup

    The Holy Cross (Covington) Indians ended the Carroll County Panthers’ season for the third time in four years with their 68-0 shutout Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs at Holmes High School.

    The Panthers entered the game with the top passing defense in 2A, but was shredded for four touchdowns by quarterback Kyle Fuller. “Their front line on both sides of the ball was very good,” head coach Mike Weedman said. “(We) had opportunities early, and they were just pretty darn good.”

  • Gunman holds up Cook’s Pharmacy taking prescription pills Thursday

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    Landmark News Service

    It only took about two minutes for a lone gunman to rob Cook’s Pharmacy on Main Street in New Castle of prescription pills, according to Detective Danny Stivers of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Report: Kentucky college student debt on the rise

    From The Kentucky Enquirer

    More than half of Kentucky’s 2010 class incurred debt to pay for college and the number of those who borrowed grew by 4 percentage points over the previous year.

    While 54 percent of students who graduated with four-year or more degrees had student debt in 2009, 58 percent did in 2010, according to data released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. The average debt of graduates also grew slightly, from $19,112 to $19,375.

  • More Kentucky Adult Education programs earn performance funding

    From the KPA News
    Content Service

    Frankfort - The Council on Postsecondary Education Monday announced that 29 county Kentucky Adult Education programs have earned a total of $343,501 for demonstrating excellent performance in the 2011 fiscal year. This year’s total represents an increase of five programs that demonstrated excellent performance from one year ago.

  • County improves policy, saves on insurance plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to save money and improve some county employees’ insurance coverage by moving coverage from United Healthcare to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield next year.

    Scott Brown of Scott Brown Insurance presented the court with options for the 2012 coverage during the meeting. United Healthcare had informed the county its premiums would increase by 42 percent next year.

    By selecting Anthem, the county’s annual premium will drop by 14 percent.

  • Survey shows more than half of manufacturers plan to hire 2012

    Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up one percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), was released on Oct. 31.

  • Fiscal court okays signing lease with state for Camp Kysoc land

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign the lease with the state for the Camp Kysoc property.

    Tomlinson said he is working out the final details on addressing issues with two fuel storage tanks on the property. Under the lease, he said it is clear that the state maintains responsibility for those tanks. He noted that that also has been agreed to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The state can’t back away from that one,” he said.