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Today's News

  • What is your New Year’s Resolution for 2012?
  • Start the new year with this cornish hen recipe

    We are now into the fourth day of a brand new year — a time for leaving the past behind and trying something new.

    It’s funny, because when Jan. 1 comes around, I’m always ready to re-arrange furniture, try a new diet or just do something I haven’t done before, (nothing too risky, of course). It’s also the month of my birth, so, in a way, I get two new fresh starts. 

  • Redistricting, budget, education top state lawmaker’s agendas

    Gov. Steve Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal. 

    Redistricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

    There will be dozens of other bills to consider as well, and as is often the case, they will generally focus on education, health and safety and economic development.

  • Challenges face lawmakers as 2012 legislature begins

    As most of you are aware, the 2012 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly gaveled in at noon Jan. 3. Being an even numbered year, this is considered a long session because legislators will be developing the two-year budget for the state.

  • Veteran sign relocated

    With the war in Iraq ending, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has made arrangements to move the wooden veterans sign from the courthouse square to the National Guard Armory. It will be anchored to the wall, and people can still go out and look at it.

    In the past, Tomlinson had expressed interest in putting a sign on I-71 recognizing the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. However, he found out the sign would cost $30,000, so he is looking at other options for signage.

  • Investigation finds faulty flue led to CO levels in Welch home

    Officials have determined a faulty flue led to a buildup of carbon monoxide that caused the Dec. 18 death of 57-year-old Evelyn Welch.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said the flue was found to be clogged when it was taken apart during the investigation into the cause of Welch’s death. Officials found deterioration of the flue — a vent pipe in an old chimney in the house that ran from the gas boiler that was used to heat the house, he said.

  • Breakout performances by Panthers in Louisville tourney

    The Panthers (6-6) posted a strong showing in the Beth Haven Holiday Classic, finishing 2-1 in the three-day event Dec. 29-31.

    The first game against Portland Christian came down to the wire, as Carroll senior John Walls tipped in the game-winning bucket, 61-59.

  • Ladies continue to improve

    The Lady Panthers (3-10) finished 1-2 in the Lady Cougar After Christmas Tournament in McLean County Dec. 27-29.

    Head coach Randy Mefford said he believes  his team improved during the tournament and benefitted from the experience of playing three more road games in three days. Before Christmas, the Lady Panthers also competed in a three-day tournament, the Lady Dragon Invitational at South Oldham.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 4, 2011

    Wednesday, Jan. 4

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, Jan. 5

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 6

  • A love of buildings shows they’re built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.

    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.

    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.