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Today's News

  • Veteran honored
  • Utility to conduct hydrant flushing

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the city of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests that residents should not wash laundry while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Brown leads points race

    Cody Brown began his all-time dream of auto racing at age 13. In August 2012, he began competing in the INEX US Legends Bandolero Outlaws. He is currently the point’s leader in the FAST Midwest Bandolero Outlaw Series, Bandolero cars are mini NASCAR cars.

  • Toevs completes basic training for Air Force

    Air Force Airman Nathaniel Toevs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Oct. 3, 2013

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers,  11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m., closing at 5 p.m. for Tobacco Festival.

    Friday, Oct. 4:  9 am-Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; play day, 11 a.m.; closing at regularly scheduled time of 5 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 5:  Closed all day for the Tobacco Festival.

    Monday, Oct. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Oct. 3, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Oct. 3: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bunk-o, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Oct. 4: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, 9 a.m.; scary movie day with Halloween treats, 9:30 a.m.; walking with Peg, 10 a.m.

  • Owen Electric rate settlement provides utility with $1 million less than requested 

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case filed by Owen Electric Cooperative Inc.

    Owen Electric reached a settlement with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General that grants a $4 million increase in annual revenue, which is about $74,000 less than its original request and $1.07 million less than a subsequent revised request. Owen Electric’s annual revenue will increase by about 2.7 percent.

  • Riding for a cause
  • Reforms reduce prison numbers

    One of Kentucky’s biggest challenges – and biggest success stories – over the last dozen years has centered on the state’s prison population.

    During the century’s first decade, we saw the number of people behind bars grow by 45 percent, a rate about four times the national average.  In 2007, we unfortunately led the country in this category.

  • Life to get better for Kentucky’s previously uninsured

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    After years — decades, really — of talking about health-care reform in this country, a long-awaited piece finally is falling into place as Kentucky’s health insurance exchange starts up today.

    There are bound to be glitches and confusion when something this big launches. Plus, there’s a well-financed effort to malign the reforms and mislead the public. The inevitable bugs should not obscure the importance of the moment: