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Today's News

  • Rand Paul’s popularity spurs hope and debate in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Republicans have enjoyed the national attention U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has garnered in the past month.

    With just eight electoral votes, Kentucky doesn’t often get mentioned in presidential politics.

    But Paul, R-Ky., has elevated his profile in the past month and generated growing interest in his possible run for the White House in 2016.

  • Bessinger joins practice at KDH Carrollton Medical Building

    Karalee Bessinger had planned on a career in scientific research, but it turned out what she was most interested in was people and medicine.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, the Georgetown, Ky., native made a bold decision. She enrolled in medical school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated in 2009.

    Being a Wildcats fan, “Dad had a hard time with that,” she said.

  • Adopt a Pet - Ladybug

    If you need some help getting in shape, Ladybug will be your trainer! She is a high-energy, mixed breed hound that loves to run and play. Ladybug is doggone cute, with a patch of black around one eye and Dalmatian spots on her mostly white, short fur.

  • HVAC repairs OK’ed for hall of justice

    The Wheeler Hall of Justice will soon have air conditioning again.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, March 12 to approve a $9,350 bid from TC Mechanical Services in Frankfort to make repairs to the existing heating and cooling unit at the courthouse located at 802 Clay St.

  • KSP arrests man for manufacturing meth

    A Trimble County man has been arrested after state police discovered a meth lab in his home at 71 Latta Road in Bedford. 

    Kentucky State Police troopers went to the home Tuesday, March 5, after receiving information about possible drug activity at the residence, according to a news release. After receiving permission to search the home, an active meth lab allegedly was discovered cooking in the back bedroom, according to police.

  • Girls take 2nd at Owen

    The Panthers track and field team was in action as a full team for the first time in the 2013 outdoor season March 14 at Owen County against Owen County, Grant County and Williamstown.  

    The Lady Panthers finished in second place behind Owen County with a total of 87 team points. The team was helped by sophomore Stevie Ogburn, who took first place in the 300-meter hurdles, despite a terrible fall with only two hurdles left in the race, head coach Joe Creager said in an email. She also finished in second place in the 100-meter dash.

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing

    Two women accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station have been arrested.

    Anissa K. Otter, 28, of 300 Hwy. 227, New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, of 307 Lewis Street, Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19. They went into the store to pay for gas, which Jones left the store to pump, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • What’s happening at the Milton-Madison Bridge?

    · Crews continue placing deck forms and rebar on the new truss in preparation for the first concrete deck pour which is expected in the coming weeks.

    · Work is progressing on the transition spans on both sides of the river.

    · For the third consecutive year, falcons have produced eggs in the nesting box on the bridge. The eggs are expected to hatch sometime in mid-April.

    · Work continues on detailing the barge impact frames at pier three as workers keep an eye on rising river levels.

  • Police budget for new officers, training, car

    The Carrollton Police Department preliminary budget reflects potentially two new officers, a new dispatcher and a new police vehicle, while the Code Enforcement preliminary budget stayed roughly the same.

    The CPD salary line item decreased by about $14,500, reflecting the potential retirements of two command staff officers and the hiring of two entry-level officers.

    The telecommunications salary increased by about $15,700 to reflect the potential retirement of one dispatcher and the hiring of two entry-level dispatchers.

  • Budget proposal may set aside funds for fire truck, fund shed and truck

    A new pumper truck for the Carrollton Fire Department won’t be purchased this year, but council agreed Wednesday that it needs to begin setting aside money for one in next year’s budget.

    Members of city council gathered Wednesday afternoon for budget presentations from the fire department, public works and the 2 Rivers Campground. The proposed budget includes funds for increasing volunteer firefighter pay and a storage shed and new truck for the public works department.