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Today's News

  • Kindergarten open enrollment, student registration, open house upcoming at Kathryn Winn

    In the coming weeks, Kathryn Winn Primary will be hosting three important events: open enrollment for incoming kindergarteners and new students, student registration and open house.

    Kindergarten and new student open enrollment will be held on July 29 from 12:30–3:30 p.m.

  • Smart snacks for families
  • Flood water contaminated fruits/vegetables unsafe for consumption

     The flash flooding we have experienced recently can take a toll on a vegetable garden, and gardeners should consider how floodwaters could affect the garden.

    The first consideration for the gardener would be the source of the floodwaters. Rain water or water from a potable water source or uncontaminated source does not carry the same potential hazards as water from a river, septic field or other potentially contaminated source.

  • Local search dog teams aid in Johnson’s efforts

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Members of Owen County’s Commonwealth Canine Search & Recovery team and the Grand Paws Search Dog Association are expected to respond to Johnson County, Ky. Thursday to aid in the search of five missing people following flooding to the area Monday.

    The five people remained missing following flash flooding that destroyed about 150 homes and damaged several hundred others.

  • Body recovered in Johnson Co. flood debris identified as man who tried to save others

    By BILL ESTEP

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The fourth drowning victim found after recent flooding in Johnson County reportedly helped several family members to safety before being swept away while trying to rescue his grandmother.

    Searchers found the body of Scott Johnson, who went by Scott Free, on Friday night, according to authorities and a family member.

  • See ya later, Golden Arches

    Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.

    The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald’s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.

  • No one injured in recent trailer fire

    No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.

    No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe’s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred. 

  • Police search for suspects in burglary cases

    Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.

    Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.

    “It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,” he said.

  • Carroll donates water, supplies to Johnson County flood relief efforts

    Carroll County residents lent a helping hand to flood-ravaged Johnson County, sending truckloads of supplies last week, with another trip planned Thursday morning.

    At least four people were killed, and emergency workers estimated that 500 Johnson County homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    Flooding occurred after six inches of rain fell on Johnson County Monday, July 13, more than anywhere else in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 16, 2015

    Thursday, July 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Animal Support meets at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of the Carroll County courthouse.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.