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Today's News

  • New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases

    Correction - Based on incorrect information given at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting May 9, information in the May 12, article “New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases” was incorrect. 

  • Property, business owners work to revive downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program and about 30 invested local citizens took the first step May 12, to rejuvenating downtown Carrollton. The group, made up of mostly downtown business and property owners, met at the downtown courthouse and conducted a SWOT analysis on downtown, identifying its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    The purpose of the meeting was to figure out where downtown Carrollton is and what direction it is going in, Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.

  • Blazing the trail: Popp reroutes General Butler park trail for Eagle Scout Project

    Eric Popp recently joined the esteemed list of Carroll County Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

    For his Eagle Scout project, Popp rerouted part of the Boy Scout trail at General Butler State Resort Park.

    “The trail was a little steep coming off the bridge and the slope was always muddy,” Popp said. “The change has made the trail easier to maneuver. We added about 500 feet to the trail, as we followed a deer path.”

  • Budget mirrors last year, tops $11.7 million

    Carroll County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an $11,764,106 budget for fiscal year 2016-17 at the May 10, meeting.

    The budget reflected a 3 percent salary increase for county employees, and the overall budget increased just $500 over the 2015-16 budget. The proposed budget is very close to being a mirror to last year’s budget, County Treasurer Debbie Cayton said in an interview May 17.

  • Where Everyone Knows Your Name - Ira Louden

    From dancing on television to owning two businesses, from marrying his high school sweetheart to surviving a serious muscle disease and three bouts of cancer, Ira Louden has lived a full, interesting and creative life. And he’s not done yet.

    He is the middle child of Willie and Willie–better known as W. Jay and Mabel Louden. He has an older sister, Carol Shelton, and a younger brother, Dwight Louden.

  • Sanders, Gray, Rand win in Carroll County primary election

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton 573-481 in the Carroll County primary election May 17.

    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray easily carried Carroll County on the democratic side of the United States Senatorial race. Gray gathered 594 votes as he outdistanced his closest challenger Ron Leach who had 148 votes. Uncommitted voters cast 90 ballots in the primary.

  • Ky. revenue up thanks to tourism; Mammoth Cave a top destination

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky.  In a word, the news was good.

    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014’s total.  It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Herbst discusses effects of pinkeye for beef producers

    Pinkeye is a costly disease for the beef producer.  Preventing the disease is difficult because many factors are involved in the development of pinkeye including environment, season of the year, concurrent diseases, the strain of bacteria involved, and the animal’s genetic makeup and immune system.

  • Building the perfect salad

    With all the tasty salad options offered at a restaurant, it is easy to believe a recipe is needed when making a salad at home. Salads can be as simple or complex as desired, but a few steps is all it takes to create a nutrient-filled dish.

    Start with a base. Spinach, kale, romaine, butter head, cabbage, arugula, shredded Brussels sprouts. The darker the green, the higher it is in nutrients. Load up on this part, as it should be the bulk of the salad. Feel free to mix and match greens.

  • Ray strikes out 12 in 2-1 win over Campbell Co.

    Throwing and strikes once again won the ballgame for the Carroll County Panthers (16-6), as they held off a late rally to beat Campbell County, 2-1, Saturday, May 14.

    The Panthers bounced back after letting a win slip through their fingers the night before at Spencer County and were without three starters against the Camels (20-10).