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Today's News

  • Veto deal on Medicaid plan ‘is wrong’

    The state Senate adjourned Thursday night having signed the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, legislation to resolve the Medicaid budget shortfall. Without even a need for a conference committee, the bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with only two no votes.

  • House move averts Medicaid shortfall

    During the legislative session that ended earlier this month, Kentuckians saw a textbook example of what positive things can happen when both parties in the General Assembly come together and work toward the Commonwealth’s greater good.

    The end result was a landmark law that stands as the biggest change to our criminal code since it was overhauled in the mid-1970s. It showed just how effective the legislative process could be when everyone has a seat at the table and a desire to do something truly meaningful.

  • Rumpke wins city franchise bid with lower prices

    Carrollton City Council voted 4-0 to award the city’s garbage collection and disposal franchise to current contract holder Rumpke of Kentucky. This will extend its contract to May 31, 2017. Councilmembers Robb Adams and Larry Morgan were not present at the meeting.

  • Head Start building begins taking shape

    Work is under way on the new Carroll County Head Start facility behind Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    Head Start Director Pam McNeal said Monday that the building will house four Early Head Start classrooms for the birth-to 3-year-old program and four Head Start classrooms for the 3- to 4-year-old program.

  • Expenses rise in proposed $2.45 million jail budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court got its first look at the proposed $2.45 million budget for the county’s detention center Tuesday, March 22.

    County Jailer Michael Humphrey presented the spending plan that balances by using $50,000 from the detention center’s reserves in a certificate of deposit.

    “We are on the borderline,” he said, noting he expects to do the same next year to keep his budget balanced.

    Under state law, the jailer is required to present his budget to fiscal court by April 1.

  • Local painter, photographer presents work at library

    Multi-talented Sharon Graves is like the Martha Stewart of Carroll County: She can paint, take pictures, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, create jewelry and is currently learning how to cut maps and make picture frames. “For me, to see something come out of nothing is so exciting,” she said.

    Graves’ landscape acrylic paintings and photography will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during the month of April. There will also be an artist’s reception for her on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

  • ‘Follow that rabbit’
  • CPD’s Mitchell graduates from DOCJT

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell, along with law enforcement officers from 16 other agencies across the state, graduated March 25 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

  • Chilly spring cleanup
  • Cartmell renovations ahead of schedule

    The renovations at Cartmell Elementary are ahead of schedule and, according to a report from superintendent Lisa James, “the roofer is going to honor his contract.”

    The roofer and the roof with being completed properly have had some issues to this point, but James told the March 24 board of education meeting that all problems have been solved and the building will be completely finished before school starts in the fall.