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Today's News

  • State snow and ice crews ready to combat wintry weather

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews are well prepared for winter precipitation expected this afternoon into the evening. 

    Nearly 2,000 KYTC employees are available for efforts to treat and clear more than 60,000 lane miles of roads.

  • Kentucky study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    By Karla Ward

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.

  • Bill that would allow ads on school buses could go for House vote this week

    By William Croyle

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A bill that would allow advertising on school buses could go to a vote in the House this week.

    House Bill 30, proposed by Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, and co-sponsored by six other legislators, would enable school district’s to sell exterior advertising on buses.

    Similar legislation proposed last year passed the House but died in the Senate.

  • Sanders responds to fire

    Sanders Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire in an attic on Main Street in Sanders Saturday, Jan. 14.

    The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 4:03 p.m. Sanders Fire was on scene at 178 Main Street at 4:11 p.m.

    Fire Chief David Crawford said Rose Adams was home at the time of the fire and called her son, Thomas Abercrombie, who lives across the street. Abercrombie, who also is a firefighter, called 911 and then responded to the station. Crawford said six firefighters responded on the run.

  • Community remembers ‘37 flood experience

    Water levels from numerous Ohio River flood events are recorded on the side of a two story building in downtown Milton. A plaque hanging on the hallway wall of the Carroll County Courthouse records the depth of the most devastating flood in Carrollton’s history. The plaque and the highest watermark on the Milton structure are representative of the same event—the 1937 flood, which occurred 75 years ago this month.

  • Summit on child abuse deaths recommends more transparency

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    LOUISVILLE — Improved transparency and accountability at the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services would be the best way to lessen the number of children killed in abuse and neglect cases, according to a group of social workers, child advocates, judges and legislators who met Saturday.

  • Have you met ... Helen Mumphrey

    Music has been a part of Helen Mumphrey’s life since she began “piddling around on the piano” at age 3.

    At age 9, she began taking piano lessons with Mrs. Dewey Akers.

    “At that time, it was 75 cents a half hour,” Mumphrey recalls. “It was still hard to come up with it, but my mother did. She made sure I got that training.”

    Though she learned to read music, she initially learned to play the songs she was taught by memorizing the movements of Mrs. Akers’ hands when she introduced each piece of music.

  • City leaders develop rules for Two Rivers campground

    Now that the Two Rivers RV Park construction is well on its way and heading toward the finish line, rules and regulations for the facility are next on the agenda. City government officials and members of the general public met Tuesday, Jan. 10 at city hall to evaluate what other similar RV parks have done and to begin making decisions for Carrollton’s new park.

  • Learning a Life in Poverty

    Carroll County Schools faculty and staff experienced the struggles and obstacles low-income families deal with day in and day out in the community during a simulation by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission.

    Robin Huesman, family advocate for the Family Ties Resource Center, participated in the simulation at a regional meeting and thought it would be a great exercise for the faculty and staff to experience.

  • Holliday says education sparks community growth

    Education = Employment = Economic Growth.

    That was Tuesday’s lesson for members of the Carroll County Community Development Corp. from state education Commissioner Terry Holliday, Ph.D.

    Holliday was the guest speaker for the CCCDC’s annual meeting, held at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    He commended the Carroll County School District’s commitment to working toward the state’s new Unbridled Learning initiative, which focuses on preparing all students for college or careers beyond high school.