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Today's News

  • Applications for 4-H camp counselors are due today

    Potential counselors, today is the deadline to get in your application for 4-H Camp to the Carroll County Extension Office.  Counselors include:  Adults, ages 18 and over; teen, ages 15 to 17; counselor-in-training, age 14.  There are a limited number of positions, so contact the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 if you are interested.

    The deadline for camper applications is May 30.  Spots are filling up quickly!  4-H Camp is a four-day, three-night camp held on July 2-5, 2012.

  • Master Volunteer in Clothing Construction course offered

    Sewing is enjoying newfound popularity thanks to shows such as “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star.” If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your skills and help others learn to sew, I invite you to look into the Master Volun-teer in Clothing Construction Program. From now until the end of June we are recruiting for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers.

  • Bridge closed more than 12 hours following 911 reports of problems

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    An investigation is under way following a series of calls received by the 911 emergency system in Madison, Ind. that led to the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge on Friday night.

    Jefferson County, Ind., Sheriff John Wallace said he has asked the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for its assistance in the investigation.

  • ISO review could impact rates for city homeowners

    The Carrollton Fire Department will undergo its 10-year ISO rating evaluation on June 12. ISO ratings affect city homeowners’ insurance rates. The city currently has a 4 rating.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck explained to City Council Monday that Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Police Department also will be reviewed for water and dispatch, respectively.

    “What rating they give us should be released by the end of the year, and then we have 90 days to correct any deficiencies,” Beck said.

  • Have you met ... Melissa Walker

    Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

    As part of Cartmell Elementary School’s Spring Artists Showcase on Monday, Port William Historical Society put community leaders up against the school’s Kentucky History Bowl Team.

  • Fiscal court outlines the budget for 2012-13

    Carroll County’s 2012-13 budget includes funding to start up Camp Kysoc, to fill an open position for 4-H at the county Extension Service and to support initiatives such as the I-71 Corridor effort that garnered $1.2 million from the General Assembly this year.

    Fiscal court approved the budget on first reading at its May 8 meeting, with a second reading expected later this month.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson asked magistrates to review the spending proposal with hopes that it can be adopted by June 1.

  • Missing girl found safe by searchers

    “Oh, thank God!” was the reaction of several friends and family members waiting at the home of Rob and Traci McBurney on Port William Lane in Carrollton, when they got word Tuesday that police had located their missing daughter.

    More than 50 local police, rescue and fire department members, along with many community volunteers, mobilized Tuesday morning after the family reported the girl missing around 6 a.m.

    The 12-year-old girl, Faith Antoinette McBurney, was found unharmed about five hours after the search began in an area near Gillock Avenue.

  • Police searching for missing 12-year-old

    A 12 year old Carrollton girl is missing and law enforcement is seeking information from the public.

    Faith Antoinette McBurney was last seen by her family at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012. She was last seen wearing black shorts, an orange tank top and flip flops.

    Law enforcement are treating this as a missing person rather than an abduction.

  • Milton-Madison reopens following inspection

     

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bridge engineers completed an inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge on U.S. 421 over the Ohio River Saturday. The bridge was closed late Friday evening by law enforcement on both sides of the river after calls regarding safety concerns on the bridge were received through the Madison, Ind. 911 system.