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Today's News

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  • Work to begin on Indiana approach on Milton-Madison bridge project

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Construction begins this week on the Madison side of the river on a temporary approach ramp that will eventually provide access for drivers using the bridge. Construction of a similar temporary ramp in Milton is expected to begin the week of Aug. 7. The ramps will be used for several months during construction of the new U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge.  

  • Tim Hendrick retires

    After 29 years as the Carroll County Extension agent, Tim Hendrick retired Friday. His next job will be as a project manager for The Beef Connection, which has an office in Sanders.

  • Carroll County Public Library opens Workforce Center

    Carroll County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center. The Carroll County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.

    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • KSP to host third annual Trooper Island July 30 at Elk Creek Hunt Club, Owenton

    The third annual Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Charity Shoot will be Saturday, July 30 at the Elk Creek Hunt Club, located at 1860 Georgetown Road, Owenton, Kyx. European rotation starts at 9 a.m. and shooting must be complete by 4 p.m.

    The main event, sporting clay, costs $65 and the 3D archery shoot costs $25. Numerous prizes will be awarded. All proceeds benefit the KSP Trooper Island Camp, a non-profit organization that operates solely on private contributions.

    For more information, contact Fred Scroggins, (859) 699-8190.

  • Fiscal court approves sublease for property at Lock No. 1

    Completion of the Park to Park Trails project’s first phase came a step closer to reality Tuesday with approval of a sublease with the Kentucky River Authority for land at Lock No. 1.

    At its meeting Tuesday morning, fiscal court approved the sublease, which will allow for construction of a walking trail, fence and a future canoe launch ramp on the Kentucky River.

  • Local pageant queen competes for Miss Ky.

    Christin Stoops is a pageant veteran. Locally, she has won every pageant title from Miss to Little Miss in both the Carroll County Tobacco Festival and the Carroll County Fair, as well as multiple baby contests. She was crowned Miss Tobacco Festival in 2009 and Miss Carroll County Fair in 2010. She also competed in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 pageant and placed in the Top 15.

    Coming in November, Stoops will put her skills to the test in a new challenge: Miss Kentucky USA 2012.

  • Father charged with murder after daughter killed in crash

    By AMBER COULTER

    Landmark News Service

    A Louisville man faces charges including murder following a fatal traffic wreck Friday that killed his 2-year-old daughter of Carrollton.

    Arturo Rodriguez, 22, lost control of the 2000 Cadillac Escalade he was driving southbound on Interstate 65 and entered the median, Kentucky State Police said.

    The vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes where it overturned, police said.

    Officers responded at 5:33 p.m. to the wreck near the 86 mile marker.

  • Creative Campers
  • First reading approved for smoke-free city buildings

    Anyone using tobacco products in buildings owned or maintained by the city may soon be asked to ‘take it outside.’

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance making all buildings owned or maintained by the city tobacco-free environments. Use of tobacco products inside of the buildings will be prohibited. The second reading of the ordinance will be held at the next council meeting on Aug. 8.