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Today's News

  • McConnell says health law won’t work, must change

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell brought his message of opposition to the Affordable Care Act to a receptive audience of mostly health care professionals at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Monday.

    McConnell, seeking re-election this year as he campaigns for the Kentucky Republican Party’s nomination in the May 20 primary, held the town hall meeting in the hospital cafeteria, his first public appearance in Carroll County in more than a decade.

  • Get informed at candidate forum April 28

    Want to learn more about who is running locally for political office before the May 20 primary election?

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Carroll County Middle School auditorium.

    All 32 candidates, opposed and unopposed, have been invited. As of Tuesday afternoon, only five have accepted the invitation. The candidates’ deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 18.

  • Rankings put county 83rd out of 120 on its health

    While Carroll County isn’t at the bottom of the barrel, a recent study ranking the overall health of Kentucky’s counties shows there’s much room for improvement here.

    The fifth annual County Health Rankings report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in March, ranks Carroll 83rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • Beshear signs bill banning sale of e-cigarettes to kids

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Calling the measure a big win for efforts to reduce tobacco use in the state and particularly among young people, Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 109 into law, banning the sale of all types of e-cigarettes to minors.

    The governor had specifically urged legislators to pass the bill during his State of the Commonwealth in January, and identified the effort as a key part of his legislative agenda.

  • Harvest Complete

    With logging completed in General Butler State Resort Park, state officials are getting ready to start a reforesting program – with help from the public.

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry is inviting adults and children to help plant 1,200 seedlings in the park’s new “tree nursery” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the back entrance on 11th Street. The seedlings include native species, such as oak, pine and persimmon, said Gil Lawson, a spokesmen for the state Department of Parks in Frankfort.

  • Council says no more long-term campers

    2Rivers Campground will be closed next winter from Nov. 1-Feb. 28, meaning long-term campers will no longer be allowed to stay.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved the move, but Councilman Mike Gordon noted they could always change their mind again next winter.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said council had previously discussed long-term campers, agreeing it would be left up to his discretion, up to eight sites. Councilman Robb Adams said he did not remember voting on this.

  • Bridge slide complete; reopen Thursday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.

    The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

    The bridge will reopen to traffic at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17, weather permitting, according to a Wednesday news release.

  • River walk change order costs $2,100

    City council approved a change order from contractor Walter Martin Excavating totaling $2,100 for the ongoing river walk project.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz said when the project initially went to bid, he did not have Kentucky Utilities’ layout for the light pole conduits, so he used KU’s details on the lights, which called for 18 inches of cover. Since then, KU has requested a different alignment and a 30-inch cover.

  • Officials ID deputy, deceased suspect in Gallatin shooting

    By Sheila McLaughlin

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting Saturday that left a man dead in rural northern Gallatin County.

    Gallatin County Deputy Edwin Caldwell was dispatched to Hwy. 16 on report of an intoxicated person around 5 p.m. Calwdell was approached by 41-year-old Gary Burdine, who pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the deputy.

    Caldwell then shot Burdine, who died at the scene.

  • Grimes’ $2.7M haul called record for race

    By James R. Carroll

    The Courier-Journal

    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes reported raising $2.7 million in the first three months of the year for her Senate race — $300,000 more than the incumbent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    The Grimes campaign released its figures Tuesday, one day after McConnell, R-Ky., reportedraising $2.4 million and his GOP challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, reported his best quarter with $1.1 million in contributions.