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Today's News

  • Softball opens season with win over Grant County

    It’s been a long time since the Carroll County softball team notched a season opening win or defeated regional foe Grant County in a game. The 2012 edition of the Lady Panthers did both Tuesday, March 13, winning 3-1 at home.

    First-year head coach Dennis Hawkins said he could not remember when the last time either of these things had happened. A quick check on the KHSAA website shows neither have happened since at least 2002, the earliest full season statistics shown online.

  • FEMA, federal assistance available in Carroll County

    Area residents who suffered damage to their homes or businesses from the March 2 tornado and straight-line winds are eligible for federal and state assistance.

    The first step is registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency either by calling (1-800) 621-FEMA (3362) or by applying online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The (1-800) number is available seven days a week from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

    The deadline to register with FEMA is May 7.

  • CCHS 4x400 team wins first in home track meet

    The Panthers 4x400 meter relay team, made up of senior Evan Mefford, sophomore Michael Burns, sophomore Taylor Byrd and senior Devin Gray, finished in first place with a time of 3:48.24 at Carroll County’s All Comers meet on Tuesday, March 13. Carroll County hosted Switzerland County, Trimble County, Ludlow, Holy Cross (Covington), Williamstown, Bishop Brossart, Henry County and Owen County at the meet.

  • Prestonville commissioner gets community service time

    Prestonville city commissioner Robert “Spike” Barnes has completed five hours of community service as part of his six-month diversion sentence on a misdemeanor third degree terroristic threatening charge.

  • Baute resigns as Ghent city attorney

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the resignation of Jason Baute of Carrollton as the city’s attorney during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 13

    In a brief letter to Mayor William Mumphrey dated March 5, Baute stated the resignation was effective immediately.

    “Thank you for allowing me to serve the City of Ghent,” he wrote, adding that he would transfer any files he has that belong to the city to the new attorney.

    The commission then voted 4-0 to hire attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard for the position.

  • Have you met ... Dr. Milagros Rivera

    There’s a new face attending to patients at Carroll County Family Practice.

    Dr. Milagros Rivera began working at the practice, located in Carroll County Memorial Hospital, about two weeks ago after more than 13 years as a physician in the Louisville metropolitan area.

    Rivera, who is fluent in Spanish, has a passion for family practice and hopes to help members of the local Hispanic community.

  • Court eyes new system to heat, cool courthouse

    Last week started as an uncomfortable one for many who work in the old Carroll County Courthouse as spring-like temperatures moved in during the final week of winter.

    The courthouse has an old heating and cooling system that gives you a choice of using the heating system or air conditioning — but not both. And making this decision isn’t as easy as heading to the thermostat. To switch from heating to air conditioning, pipes have to be disconnected from the boiler system and moved to link up with the chiller system.

  • Learning to Hunt

  • Single-wides may return to Prestonville

    Prestonville City Commission wants to lift the ban on placing single-wide mobile homes on lots in the city.

    At its March 12 meeting, the city commission was ready to hold its first reading on changes to its mobile home ordinance that now only allows double-wide homes.

    City attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard asked that the commission delay action until its next meeting to give her time to prepare the ordinance change and do any research that is needed.

  • City leaders delay spending due to cost overruns

    Cost overruns on Carrollton’s new RV campground in the current budget means there won’t be funds for a new fire truck or to begin work on the riverwalk project in the coming budget year.

    City council members made these decisions last week during initial budget meetings with city department heads as they prepare its 2012-13 fiscal year spending plan.

    Before work began on the new RV campground, city leaders set a $1.5 million budget for the project, borrowing that money from the Kentucky Association of Counties.