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Today's News

  • Panthers lose 4Q lead, fall 64-57 to Wildcats

    Up seven points with a little more than four minutes to go, the Carroll County Panthers (6-7) beat themselves down the stretch, turning the ball over and the win to the visiting Henry County Wildcats (9-6), 64-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • Lady Panthers pull out win over Henry

    Down 20-10 heading into the fourth quarter, things looked bleak for the Carroll County Lady Panthers. The team had played well on defense, forcing Henry County to turn the ball over 24 times in the game, but continued to struggle on their shooting, hitting just 5-36 shots for 14 percent from the field through three quarters.

    But just when it seemed like the Lady Wildcats (3-10) had the game in hand, the Lady Panthers (4-10) started hitting shots. Carroll went on a 17-2 run in the fourth to pull out a 27-22 come-from-behind win on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • Economy makes budgeting tough

    At the start of each legislative session in even-numbered years, the governor appears before the General Assembly twice: First, to give the State of the Commonwealth address and then, later in the month, to present a two-year budget proposal.

    Given the tough economy the country has weathered during the last several years, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Gov. Steve Beshear spent much of his first speech last week talking about the second one he will give on Jan. 17.

  • Tax reform, gaming, redistricting issues face state lawmakers

    The first week of the 2012 Session was a combination of the ceremonial and the new. We gaveled in last Tuesday with the traditional establishment of the membership of the Senate and approval of our chamber’s rules. More than 200 bills have already been filed in the General Assembly and will start making their way through the committee process beginning in earnest next week.

  • Governor urges Kentuckians to apply for the earned income tax credit

    From KPA News Content Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear Monday joined Congressman Ben Chandler, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and others at the United Way of the Bluegrass to launch his annual campaign to urge eligible Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families.

  • County Attorney begins collection of owed property taxes

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh has begun collecting delinquent property taxes owed to the county.

    Marsh’s office sent letters to 15 delinquent taxpayers in November.

    “I wanted to start with a few of these complaints to begin the process of cleaning up the delinquent tax rolls,” he said. “This is just the beginning, and more delinquent taxpayers will be contacted in the future.”

  • Holiday closings - Martin Luther King Jr.

    The following offices will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday, Monday, Jan. 16.

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office               732-7005

    Carroll County Judges Office               732-7000

    County Sheriff’s Office                        732-7010

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 11, 2012

    Forum set to gather feedback on study

    A public forum will be held next month to get feedback from citizens on the recently completed downtown market study.

    The meeting will be held on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., at a location that remains to be determined.

    The market study was performed by Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The purpose of the forum will be to inform the public about what has been done so far to stimulate downtown growth and to brainstorm ideas for what they would like to see in downtown Carrollton.

  • Audit shows city with increased assets due to projects

    The city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities both saw their assets increase last year, according to the fiscal year 2011 audit presented Monday night.

    Raisor, Zapp & Woods, P.S.C. performed the city of Carrollton’s annual audit. The report separated Carrollton Utilities from the rest of the city.

    The city’s total assets are a little more than $58.5 million, while its total liabilities are roughly $12.2 million, for a total of about $46.2 million in net assets. This is up from the 2009-2010 fiscal year of roughly $38.6 million.

  • House expected to act on redistricting this week

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The state House is expected to act this week on the controversial issue of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts.

    House State Government Committee chairman Mike Cherry, D-Princeton, said Monday that his panel was scheduled to take up legislation to redraw boundaries for the 100 state House districts on Wednesday.