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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Williamson recovering well after multiple brain surgeries

    Carroll County resident Dylan Williamson, 9, is recuperating at home after undergoing three brain surgeries at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital last week to treat his epilepsy. His mom, Kim, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that his release from the hospital Monday was much earlier than the expected two weeks because he met all of the needed criteria, which included eating, drinking, walking and having his pain under control.

  • Plans advance for park

    The final plans are coming together for the Point Park development, with the goal of April 1 to bid out the RV park project. Architectural firm Lose & Associates held a public meeting Wednesday March 16 at the Carroll County Public Library to unveil the preliminary master plan and to listen to final suggestions before finishing the master plan.

  • Census: County, Carrollton increase population

    U.S. Census data released last week shows Carroll County’s population grew 656 people, a 6.46 percent increase, over the past 10 years.

    That growth falls just shy of the Kentucky average that shows the state’s population up by 7.36%, adding 297,598 new people putting the state at 4.33 million residents.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he had expected that growth to be higher. “We were fairly close to the state average,” he told Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Tuesday morning.

  • FIRE TRAINING

    The Carrollton Fire Department practiced fire rescue training Wednesday night at the city-owned house at the 200-block of Main Street. Firefighters ran through two cycles of the training, tasked with finding a “person” in the house and carrying them to safety.