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Today's News

  • House budget boosts education

    When it comes to the state’s budget, the past six years can be summed up in four words: Do more with less.

    There hasn’t been much choice, given that spending has been cut by $1.6 billion since 2008 and the state workforce is the smallest it has been since the 1970s. Some agencies have seen spending reduced by more than a third, while classroom funding for elementary and secondary education has been held steady for far too long.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of March 20, 2014

    Thursday, March 20

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

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

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

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 21

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Gospel band to play at Sanders church for monthly hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church with the Sanders Gospel Band will host its monthly hymn sing on Sunday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Good works alone will not ensure eternal life

    This past weekend, many college basketball fans sat and watched the tournament seedings for what is known as “March Madness.”

  • Smoke, she’s a rising!

    The Kentucky Fire Commission Area 7 held a regional flashover training course Saturday at the Carrollton Fire Department. The course provides a controlled environment allowing firefighters to witness a live flashover – a dangerous phenomenon that happens when all the contents of a room ignite at the same time. CFD was joined by firefighters from Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Worthville Volunteer Fire Department, Bedford Fire and Rescue, New Liberty Fire Department, Burlington Fire District and North Pendleton Fire District.

  • Less revenue, more cuts to 2014-15 C’ton budget

    Carrollton City Council made cuts to its proposed 2014-15 spending plans Tuesday, March 11, by agreeing to delay purchase of a new fire truck, reduce a requested increase in the mayor’s salary and remove funds to purchase a city trolley.

    Council had the fire department’s request fresh on their mind at the start of the meeting after looking at a truck earlier in the day that Daviess County had purchased. The E-One pumper carries a price tag of $385,000.

  • Budgets for police, fire approved

    Additional drug testing and a new cruiser are included in Carrollton Police Department’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget, while the Carrollton Fire Department will receive new equipment, uniforms and fire protective gear.

    Drug testing for Carrollton Police Department officers and dispatchers will be required twice a year beginning in the 2014-15 fiscal year per a request from the police chief.

  • Rising Above the Storm

    March 2, 2012.

    It’s been a little more than two years since the EF1 tornado swept through Carroll County and changed M.G. and Barbara Long’s lives forever.

    Their home at 2578 King’s Ridge Road in Carroll County was one of the hardest hit in the county. Almost all of the exterior walls – including the garage – and most of the roof were ripped off, and insulation and debris filled every crevice in a matter of minutes.

  • Bridge closure likely through end of March

    Preparation work continues for the main slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, officials say, but it appears likely the bridge will remain closed through at least the end of the month.

    The sequence of events required to open the bridge will take about two or more weeks, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Doe-Anderson, the public relations firm representing the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • ‘Red Dog’ leads inspections on bridge

    The bright, royal blue polo shirt was what caught the reporter’s eye during a public meeting several months ago at Madison’s Brown Gymnasium. Stitched in gold on the left breast were the words “Trimble County High School Alumni.” The wearer, sporting a bright red goatee, was an affable young man who seemingly doesn’t meet a stranger. His name is Larry “Red Dog” Collins and he has a significant responsibility with the new Milton-Madison Bridge.