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Today's News

  • Challenges face lawmakers as 2012 legislature begins

    As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly gaveled in at noon Jan. 3. Being an even numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.

  • Veteran sign relocated

    With the war in Iraq ending, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has made arrangements to move the wooden veterans sign from the courthouse square to the National Guard Armory. It will be anchored to the wall, and people can still go out and look at it.

    In the past, Tomlinson had expressed interest in putting a sign on I-71 recognizing the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. However, he found out the sign would cost $30,000, so he is looking at other options for signage.

  • Investigation finds faulty flue led to CO levels in Welch home

    Officials have determined a faulty flue led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that caused the Dec. 18 death of 57-year-old Evelyn Welch.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said the flue was found to be clogged when it was taken apart during the investigation into the cause of Welch’s death. Officials found deterioration of the flue — a vent pipe in an old chimney in the house that ran from the gas boiler that was used to heat the house, he said.

  • Breakout performances by Panthers in Louisville tourney

    The Panthers (6-6) posted a strong showing in the Beth Haven Holiday Classic, finishing 2-1 in the three-day event Dec. 29-31.

    The first game against Portland Christian came down to the wire, as Carroll senior John Walls tipped in the game-winning bucket, 61-59.

  • Ladies continue to improve

    The Lady Panthers (3-10) finished 1-2 in the Lady Cougar After Christmas Tournament in McLean County Dec. 27-29.

    Head coach Randy Mefford said he believes  his team improved during the tournament and benefitted from the experience of playing three more road games in three days. Before Christmas, the Lady Panthers also competed in a three-day tournament, the Lady Dragon Invitational at South Oldham.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 4, 2011

    Wednesday, Jan. 4

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 6

  • A love of buildings shows they’re built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.

    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.

    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • Holliday to speak at CCCDC meeting

    Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Education Commissioner, will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. The public is invited to attend.

    Reservations for the noon lunch buffet must be made no later than Tuesday, Jan. 10 by calling the CCCDC office at (502) 732-7035. Cost of the hot buffet is $17.20, payable at the door, and includes tax, drink, and gratuity.

  • New businesses enhance leisure activities

    Patricia McDaniel has been an avid fisherman since she was a young girl growing up in Grant County and still goes “pond hopping” on various farms in the area, where she used to fish with her father.

    Dan Alexander, a Trimble County native now living in Carrollton, learned to play pool when he was about 5 years old. Today, he has an eye on turning pro.

    Both are entrepreneurs who are hoping their passions will fuel their businesses and provide new recreational opportunities for Carrollton’s residents.

  • Mayor pleased with RV Park progress despite later finish

    As winter turns to spring, the Two Rivers RV Park should be opening its gates to welcome in both local campers and visitors to the area. That is the hope of Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry.