Today's News

  • Cement dust in the wind

    A concrete-manufacturing facility located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse experienced two releases of fly ash and cement dust earlier this month.

    During last week’s regular meeting, Carrollton City Councilman Larry Morgan said he was concerned by the releases, which state officials said occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • Carroll National Guard prepares for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 15, 2012
  • Heaton-Cornish to wed Aug. 25

    Misty Heaton and J.W. Cornish, both of Bedford, Ky., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Frank and Karen Robbins of Milton, Ky., and Roger Heaton of Bedford.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Tommy and Sherry Burkhardt of Milton.

    The wedding will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the bride’s parents’ farm in Milton. Reception to follow.

    Invitations will not be sent. Family and friends are invited.

  • Owen festival Sept. 15

    Sweet Owen Day in Owen County is 7 a.m. to dark Saturday, Sept. 15, at the courthouse square in Owenton. The event includes a pancake breakfast, run/walk, fun bike ride, health fair, Little Miss and Mister pageant (Kentucky Festival State Preliminary Pageant), talent show, inflatables and cornhole tournament.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 15, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    August 2012: Supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.

    Wednesday, Aug. 15: Medicare bingo with Susan Piper, 10 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 16: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 17: Day trip to Amish Restaurant, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 20, Monday movie, “Madness” with John Wayne, popcorn, 9:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 15, 2012

    Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August. Sign your child up for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” now; ask at the desk for details.

    Wednesday, Aug. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Wednesday @ one, “Funeral Traditions of the South,” 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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  • A great dip for ripe tomatoes, plus tips for canning the rest

    Occasionally I will get phone calls regarding recipes I have had in this column or questions on ways to prepare different foods, or even questions about canning. I always feel flattered that the readers think I might have the answer to their particular dilemma. If I don’t know the answer, I will make every effort to find it out.

    This week a reader called to inquire about canning tomatoes. A friend had given her a large bag of tomatoes, but her dilemma was whether or not she could still can them since they had already been refrigerated.

  • KSP offers school-bus safety tips everyone should know

    Summer break is over for thousands of Kentucky students as they headed back to school last week. For many children, getting to and from school will take place on a school bus. 

    Unfortunately, every year children are injured and even killed in school bus-related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 1,627 school bus-related crashes resulting in 506 injuries and five deaths.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb urges motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.