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Today's News

  • Legislature must focus on Ky. horse industry

    Editor: When I think of what I am most proud of, it is driving along U.S. Hwy. 42, taking me through each county in the 26th District and enjoying the beauty of horse farms along the way. Their important roles in Kentucky’s signature industry have always been taken for granted by me, until the last few years. The thoroughbred business and horse racing in Kentucky are in dee

  • Carrollton should be proud of its hospital

    Editor: Those of you that go to the “city” for medical care need to pay attention. We have a jewel of a hospital in Carrollton. We have had the misfortune of having immediate family members in three or four hospitals in Louisville and every hospital in Lexington, plus Madison, Ind. and La Grange. Our 16 day stay in Carroll Co

  • High water, rain does not stop River Sweep volunteers

    Despite early morning rain and high river levels, 90-100 people showed up Saturday morning at Point Park to participate in the 21st annual Carroll County River Sweep. “I think all things considered, it went very well,” Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said. Participants cleaned up the Ohio and the Kentucky riverbanks, as well as

  • Barkley would be good board member

    Editor: You may have heard of Tona Barkley because she and her husband, John Harrod, are local musicians who perform throughout the region. Another reason you may know her is because she is on the ballot to serve as a director of Owen Electric Cooperative. We have known Tona for more than 30 years. She is an intelligent, hardworking an

  • IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

    Carroll County emergency services personnel put their skills to the test June 16 with a disaster drill that involved the simulated release of two hazardous chemicals in separate incidents. The drill, coordinated by Carroll County Emergency Services, began at 9:20 a.m. with a scenario where hydrochloric acid was accidentally released at Dow C

  • Parks & Recreation action
  • Prestonville dedicates city park

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson joined Prestonville Mayor Robert “Spike” Barnes Saturday in dedicating the city’s park, which has been under construction for more than a year. The county and city have worked together to “provide a place for children to have things to do and play and be safe,” Tomlinson said. Barnes thanked the county for its assistance saying the city could not have completed the park without the assistance of fiscal court.

  • Green Acres residents out of the loop

    Frustrated. That’s the feeling of residents at Green Acres Mobile Home Park after owner John Davis’ permit was suspended by the Three Rivers District Health Department June 3. The action, based on violations found at the mobile home park, left its residents with 35 days from that date to move. But as of Thursday, June 17, some

  • Library grant to benefit adult literacy program

    The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded a $12,776 grant to Carroll County Public Library to help enhance the educational services offered to those in the community. This is the second straight year the library has received the grant, which runs from May to May, Youth Services Librarian Leslie Sutherland said. An organization may recei

  • CCMS football practice gets underway July 5

    Carroll County Middle School football team will start its 2010 season practice on Monday July 5 at 6 p.m. There will be a meeting first with the player and parents in the Sam P. Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle School. CCMS’s football program is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who wish to play. Bef