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Today's News

  • Bridge slide complete; reopen Thursday

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Area motorists were anxious to get back into the normal routine of traversing the Milton-Madison Bridge after the massive structure was moved into place last week.

    The record-breaking 55-foot slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers was completed on Thursday afternoon, April 10.

    The bridge will reopen to traffic at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 17, weather permitting, according to a Wednesday news release.

  • River walk change order costs $2,100

    City council approved a change order from contractor Walter Martin Excavating totaling $2,100 for the ongoing river walk project.

    Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz said when the project initially went to bid, he did not have Kentucky Utilities’ layout for the light pole conduits, so he used KU’s details on the lights, which called for 18 inches of cover. Since then, KU has requested a different alignment and a 30-inch cover.

  • Officials ID deputy, deceased suspect in Gallatin shooting

    By Sheila McLaughlin

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting Saturday that left a man dead in rural northern Gallatin County.

    Gallatin County Deputy Edwin Caldwell was dispatched to Hwy. 16 on report of an intoxicated person around 5 p.m. Calwdell was approached by 41-year-old Gary Burdine, who pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the deputy.

    Caldwell then shot Burdine, who died at the scene.

  • Grimes’ $2.7M haul called record for race

    By James R. Carroll

    The Courier-Journal

    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes reported raising $2.7 million in the first three months of the year for her Senate race — $300,000 more than the incumbent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    The Grimes campaign released its figures Tuesday, one day after McConnell, R-Ky., reportedraising $2.4 million and his GOP challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, reported his best quarter with $1.1 million in contributions.

  • Panthers win All ‘A’ championship

    The Carroll County High School baseball team (8-5) won three games over two days to become the 8th Region All ‘A’ champions Saturday. The team will play 7th Region All ‘A’ champion Kentucky Country Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Panther Field to earn a spot in the state tournament in Lexington.

    “It feels great,” head coach Jimmy Ray saidTuesday. “They deserved to win.”

  • ‘No More Secrets’ offers body safety message

    Elementary students in Carroll and four neighboring counties will learn about “body safety” through performances of “No More Secrets” by Blue Apple Players of Louisville this month.

    The 10 performances are sponsored by Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. in recognition that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The two performances in Carroll County are planned for April 25.

  • Park Avenue pavement repair May 1

    Work is set to begin May 1 on a pavement repair project on Park Avenue in Carrollton.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office announced in a news release that the work will create a new two-way left turn lane that will serve the entrance to Carroll County High School.

  • Full STEAM Ahead!

     

     Kathryn Winn Primary students enjoy a day full of STEAM activities Friday.


  • State climatologist offers perspective on weather

    Kentucky Press

    News Service

    BOWLING GREEN – State Climatologist Stuart Foster offered perspectives on weather and climate in Kentucky at an April 9 meeting in Frankfort.

    Foster’s presentation was part of “Nature’s Call to Action II,” a conference co-sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Tennis teams win NCKC tournament

    The Carroll County boys and girls tennis teams won the NCKC team championships Saturday at Trimble County. Winners are determined by adding up the number of points the schools earned in each match. The Carroll County boys won their side with this method. However, all three girls teams were tied after counting match points, so individual games won were counted and the Carroll County girls won.

    “The boys killed it,” head coach Juan Fernandez said.