Today's News

  • Construction on Hwy. 36 bridge under way soon

    The long-awaited replacement of the Hwy. 36 West bridge over Locust Creek will begin next month.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week that crews will begin moving utilities in the area of the bridge Feb. 4 in preparation for the bridge closure March 1.

    In a news release, KYTC officials said the contractor, Judy Construction of Cynthiana, Ky., plans  to open the new bridge to traffic by June 1 and expects to complete the entire project by June 30, weather permitting.

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  • Executive director hired for I-71 group

    The six-county partnership focusing on regional economic development has a new name, a new executive director and a new website, but has the same focus: to bring new business, to maintain and expand current business and to develop the existing workforce for the counties along I-71.

  • Dixon resigns, Smith takes seat on P’ville commission

    Prestonville Commissioner Robert Dixon resigned prior to taking office for his fourth term in January, citing health concerns and controversy.

    At the commission’s Jan. 14 meeting, Dixon’s resignation letter was accepted and the commission, amid some debate about its selection process, elected Charles E. Smith to fill the seat.

    Dixon, who was re-elected in November, resigned as of Dec. 31, 2012.

  • Flu shots still available in county

    For those hoping to avoid catching the flu this season, the flu shot is still available at several locations in Carroll County.

    This year’s strand of seasonal influenza vaccine is estimated to be 62 percent effective, indicating moderate effectiveness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The CDC used data from 1,155 children and adults with acute respiratory infection to estimate the overall effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine.

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  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 16, 2013

    Wednesday, Jan. 16

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

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

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

    Thursday, Jan. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Apostolic church holds ‘Mom’s Day of Prayer’

    The First Apostolic Church of Carrollton will be representing the state of Kentucky for the Worldwide Moms Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 19. All moms in Kentucky and southern Indiana are encouraged to come any time during those hours to pray specifically for our children.

  • Book provides pastor with needed ‘jolt’ to his faith

    I have a confession. My walk with Christ received a much-needed jolt this week. This divinely-guided jolt arrived in the form of a book I purchased a few days after Christmas. 

    The book was about global missions, persecuted Christians, human suffering, doubt and the triumph of our crucified yet resurrected Lord. Sound interesting?  If your faith needs a jolt, then this book is for you. 

  • A good plan makes money go further

    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money went? Many of you reading this column will hope that you can manage your money better this year than you did last year. 

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to get better control of your money. Under-standing how and where you spend your money is important for everyone for financial success and to have enough money available for necessities - especially in tough economic times. There are several key steps you can take to stretch your money a little farther each month. 

  • 4-H seeks volunteers to help program grow

    As you are aware, the 4-H program could not exist without the support of caring adults. I have been the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Agent for four months and I am absolutely so impressed with the encouragement that the citizens of this great county have given to this wonderful program.

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.