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Today's News

  • NKy counties helping with Carroll’s animal shelter

    BY TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    The directors of the Boone and Grant county animal shelters are playing a role in the direction that the Carroll County Animal Shelter will take over the next few years.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said during the Jan. 10, fiscal court meeting that they received seven applications for the position of director of the Carroll County Animal Shelter.

  • First reading to update ordinance; Adams named Teen Council rep

    Carrollton Council held the first reading of ordinance 2017-01 amending the Code Enforcement Board ordinances Jan. 9. All references to a combined Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board have been replaced by Code Enforcement Board. Definitions have been updated reflecting application to all city ordinances violations that are civil offenses, rather than only nuisance ordinances, and definitions for final order, imminent danger, owner and premises have been added, according to an ordinance summary by City Attorney Amy Eversole.

  • GOP fast-tracks abortion, right-to-work, U of L measures

    By TOM LOFTUS and MORGAN WATKINS

    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The new Republican majority in the General Assembly delivered on its promises Saturday giving final passage to seven fast-tracked priorities including bills that place new restrictions on abortion and a bill long sought by business that bans union membership as a condition of employment.

  • Union says lawmakers launching ‘attack on the working people’

    By JOHN CHEVES and

    JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Angry labor union members on Saturday said they don’t know how they became public enemy No. 1 in Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session.

    Hundreds of workers in boots and heavy coats poured onto every public floor of the state Capitol to loudly protest final passage of three bills that they say will weaken unions and reduce construction workers’ wages.

  • Adkisson, Silvert say right-to-work legislation will create more, better jobs

    By KEITH LAWRENCE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation Saturday making Kentucky the 27th right-to-work state.

    That essentially means that workers at a company that has a contract with a labor union can’t be forced to pay union dues.

    Republicans and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce pushed the legislation as a way to create more jobs.

    Labor leaders call it “right to work for less” legislation.

    Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan called the legislation “shameful.”

  • Kamphouse named to Dean’s List at Bob Jones University

    Jessica Kamphouse, a freshman creative writing major from Carrollton, was among approximately 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List.

    The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

    Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University is a biblically faithful, Christian liberal arts university focused on educating the whole person to reflect and serve Christ.

  • Yeager named Dist. 6 Chief District Engineer

    Bob Yeager was named Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 office in Covington Dec. 21. Since October, Yeager has served in the acting CDE capacity after the retirement of former CDE Rob Hans.

  • Yeager named Dist. 6 Chief District Engineer

    Bob Yeager was named Chief District Engineer (CDE) for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 office in Covington Dec. 21. Since October, Yeager has served in the acting CDE capacity after the retirement of former CDE Rob Hans.

  • Extension offers winter tips, weather information

    Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time. Here are some tips to help you prepare and make your wintertime travels safer.

    It is always helpful to have the following in your car in case of an emergency:

    • A cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries.

    • Jumper cables.

  • Herbst provides information about Johne’s disease

    Johne’s (pronounced Yo-knees) disease is a chronic disease of severe, watery diarrhea, and weight loss in adult cattle caused by a bacterium. These bacteria are very hardy due to a protective cell wall that can withstand harsh conditions and allows survival for long periods in the environment. Once the bacteria gain entry into an animal, the organism lives permanently within the cells of the large intestine where it multiplies and is then “shed” in the feces in large numbers.