Today's News

  • Have you met ... Melissa Walker

    Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

    As part of Cartmell Elementary School’s Spring Artists Showcase on Monday, Port William Historical Society put community leaders up against the school’s Kentucky History Bowl Team.

  • Fiscal court outlines the budget for 2012-13

    Carroll County’s 2012-13 budget includes funding to start up Camp Kysoc, to fill an open position for 4-H at the county Extension Service and to support initiatives such as the I-71 Corridor effort that garnered $1.2 million from the General Assembly this year.

    Fiscal court approved the budget on first reading at its May 8 meeting, with a second reading expected later this month.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson asked magistrates to review the spending proposal with hopes that it can be adopted by June 1.

  • Missing girl found safe by searchers

    “Oh, thank God!” was the reaction of several friends and family members waiting at the home of Rob and Traci McBurney on Port William Lane in Carrollton, when they got word Tuesday that police had located their missing daughter.

    More than 50 local police, rescue and fire department members, along with many community volunteers, mobilized Tuesday morning after the family reported the girl missing around 6 a.m.

    The 12-year-old girl, Faith Antoinette McBurney, was found unharmed about five hours after the search began in an area near Gillock Avenue.

  • Police searching for missing 12-year-old

    A 12 year old Carrollton girl is missing and law enforcement is seeking information from the public.

    Faith Antoinette McBurney was last seen by her family at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012. She was last seen wearing black shorts, an orange tank top and flip flops.

    Law enforcement are treating this as a missing person rather than an abduction.

  • Milton-Madison reopens following inspection


    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bridge engineers completed an inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge on U.S. 421 over the Ohio River Saturday. The bridge was closed late Friday evening by law enforcement on both sides of the river after calls regarding safety concerns on the bridge were received through the Madison, Ind. 911 system.


  • Carroll County Conservation District announces 2012 cost share program

    The Carroll County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program May 14 through June 15.          

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program along with the Environ-mental Stewardship Program are created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky. 

  • Healthy diets need fruits, vegetables

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but a recent Consumer Reports survey shows that only about 30 percent of Ameri-cans are getting their “five-a-day”. 

    Accord-ing to data from a 2009 report from the Kentucky Found-ation for Health, only 17.2 percent of Carroll County adults ate five or more fruits and vegetables a day.

  • Mears received leadership award from emergency dispatch program

    Gregory Mears, MD, FACEP, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, held April 18-20 in Baltimore, Md.

    The award, named for Jeff Clawson, MD, inventor of the Priority Dispatch System (PDC) and co-founder of the NAED, is given annually to one or more individuals or to a group making a significant contribution to the emergency dispatch profession.

  • United Charities seeks funding applications

    Charities in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties have until noon on May 31 to apply for funding through the Ohio Valley United Charities for 2013 year projects. 

    Non-profit organizations with an IRS 501-c-3 approval letter that serve the general public in the five counties are eligible for funding, fund raising vice-president Malcolm Carraco said. To apply, the charity must complete an application and provide supporting documentation on its financial operations and the programs or projects that it is requesting funding for.