Today's News

  • Oh, the irony of it all

     From The News-Enterprise


    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was, in a word, ironic. Moreover, it provides the Obama administration, his Oval Office challenger Mitt Romney, and congressional politicians on both sides of the aisle what they wanted — at least for now.

    First, the irony of the court’s ruling.

  • Heat raises the question: ‘what color is my footprint’

     Heat —it surrounds us, aggravates us, fuels our conversation, dominates our news, impacts our entire earth—gives us pause to think.

    Besides constantly figuring out the best ways to stay cool, we are asking ourselves where all this excessive heat comes from, and if it will become the order of the day. Nobody seems to be talking about global warming publicly, but plenty of us have been projecting it forward in our thinking.

  • Ethics commission’s proposals offer solid plan for next session

     From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a not-so-nice king condemned to spend eternity rolling a boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again before he could reach the top.

    In recent years, members of Kentucky’s Legislative Ethics Commission may have gained a little empathy for poor Sisyphus and his perpetual exercise in futility.

    Each year lately, the commission has submitted a well-reasoned set of recommended changes in the ethics law to the General Assembly.

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  • XC practice begins Mon

    Cross Country practice starts Monday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park. Meet at the war memorial.
    Students must have a current physical on file to start practice. Cross Country is open to students in 3rd-12th grade.
    Contact head coach Joe Creager at joseph.creager@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Bolt-action rifles offer accuracy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - For many firearm deer hunters in Kentucky, the tool of choice is the bolt-action centerfire rifle.

    With a little gunsmithing work and the right ammunition along with pre-season shooting practice, deer hunters will be ready to close the deal when a shooter buck walks into range this November.

    The first step is to find a competent gunsmith who can accomplish three procedures: adjusting the trigger pull, free-floating the rifle’s barrel and bedding its action.

  • Fourth of July celebration

    The city’s first annual Fourth of July Celebration was held last Wednesday at Point Park in Carrollton. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people turned up at the event. The night included fireworks, food, live music and local vendors.

  • Signs of Addiction

    SelfRefind, which is opening a clinic in Carroll County this month, has identified 10 key warning signs of opiate dependency for family members, friends and loved ones who are worried about someone taking prescription medications, such as OxyCotin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine or who are using heroin.

    Usage increase. As individuals become tolerant of prescription medications at the prescribed dosage, it is common for them to increase the amount of medications, indicating that the original amount is no longer providing relief.

  • Kinman withdraws plan to develop property


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Herb Kinman has withdrawn his proposed plan to develop the property bordered by Port William Lane and Schuerman Street in Carrollton.

    His proposal would have meant two duplexes and an alley would be built on the triangular piece of land.

    At the public hearing before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday, July 2, Kinman asked of the eight community members assembled if they had any objections. Many of them raised their hands.

  • Repairs to Butler Lake dam keep water level low longer


    The News-Democrat Intern

    The water level at Butler Lake will stay low a little longer, according to Larry Totten, the interim manager at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Originally, the lake was partially drained to allow workmen to fix a leak in a pipe in the earthen dam on the lake’s southern end, Totten said. This is the side closest to the Kentucky River.