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Today's News

  • CAC tennis camp
  • Experience on doubles teams a major factor for Lady Panthers

    After losing four of seven starters from last year’s team that finished 7-4, including the top three singles players and half of the No. 1 doubles team, it is understandable to consider the following season a “rebuilding” year. However Carroll County girls’ tennis head coach Larry Morgan is optimistic about the 2011 season.

    “I think we’ll be very competitive with the local teams, and as the year goes on, we’ll get better and better,” he said.

  • Medicaid funding must be resolved

    Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year. It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session’s final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.

  • Corrections bill passes; state Medicaid fix fails as session wraps up

    The 2011 General Assembly Session wrapped up March 9 with both a success story and a disappointment. 

    The Senate passed House Bill 463, a landmark bill that was the result of a long, thoughtful, and bipartisan study of the spiraling costs of corrections. This is the first serious revision to our penal code in more than 30 years.

    The nationally recognized Pew Center brought both local and state authorities together to recommend several provisions to improve public safety while lowering correctional costs and the state crime rate. 

  • Guthrie Wayne Long

    OWENTON, Ky.—Guthrie Wayne Long, 65, of Owenton died, Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the New Horizon Medical Center in Owenton.

     Funeral services were Tuesday, March 22, at the McDonald and New Funeral Home, Main Street in Owenton. Interment was in the Squiresville Cemetery in Owenton.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary Betty Minor Long; a son, Tony Long; daughters, Crystal (Gerald) Baxter, Margina (Lonnie) King and Angie (David) Meriwether all of Owenton; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • LAN Party
  • Charges filed against couple in check theft

    Charges have been brought against a couple arrested earlier this month for allegedly forging and cashing checks stolen from mailboxes in Trimble, Carroll and Henry counties, and possibly elsewhere. 

  • U.S. Census: Hispanic population grows in most Kentucky counties

    By Dori Hjalmarson

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    PIKEVILLE — All but 12 Kentucky counties saw their Hispanic populations grow since 2000, and in more than a third of counties, Hispanic numbers at least doubled.

    Growth in Hispanic and African-American populations statewide was higher than expected, said Michael Price, interim director of the Kentucky State Data Center.

  • Flood Cleanup
  • Adopt A Highway Cleanup

    Join the Carrollton Main Street Program, the Friends of Butler and local scouts as they make a difference by setting an example for our community by taking part in Kentucky’s Adopt-A-Highway (litter pickup) Program. The section of state Hwy. 227 adopted by Carrollton Main Street Project begins at Hwy. 55 to Hwy. 2350 (5.5 – 8.2 mile marker), for a total of 2.7 miles. Friends of Butler has a section from U.S. 42 to Hwy. 227 and on Hwy. 227 from Old 227 Road to Hwy. 36, totaling 2.1 miles.