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Today's News

  • 2013-14 Fiscal Court budget includes funds for Park to Park trails, river walk to Point Park

    With a 3 percent pay increase to county employees and a 1.74 percent increase to elected county officials and increases in insurance premiums, the proposed 2013-14 budget presented by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson still shows an overall increase of just $9,500 over this year’s budget.

    The budget, OK’d on the first reading during a special meeting Friday, May 3, shows $10.85 million in appropriations balanced by the same amount in estimated receipts for the year, as required by state law.

  • Head Start schedule reduced for final days of year

    Carroll County Head Start students will be on a limited schedule for the final days of the school year due to bus limitations.

    Beginning April 29 and through the last day of school May 16, school days have been cut in half. Rather than all students attending Monday through Thursday from 8-1 p.m., 4-year-olds are coming to school Monday and Wednesday and 3-year-olds are coming Tuesday and Thursday.

    Superintendent Lisa James said the Head Start bus fleet has been reduced from four to two because of two accidents.

  • Local man tazed after escaping from courthouse

    A Carrollton man arrested on burglary and drug possession charges was tazed by Carrollton Police after escaping from the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice Wednesday, May 1.

    Michael Deaton, 24, of 1210 Seminary St., was at the courthouse at about 11 a.m. awaiting a court appearance when he climbed out a window and escaped, Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday. Assistant Chief Steve Abbott and Officer Tim Gividen suspected that he had gone to his girlfriend’s house at Carrollton Village, he said.

  • P’ville to conduct audits on city books

    Prestonville City Commission voted during a special meeting Monday night to pay Ross and Company PLLC of Louisville $18,900 to conduct audits on three recent years of the city’s books.

    City Clerk/Treasurer Debbie Wright told commissioners that state law requires an audit every other year due to the fact that Prestonville receives more than $75,000 a year from all of its revenue sources. That is what is required for sixth class cities, she explained.

    “I thought it was the law,” Commissioner Rae Stevens said.

  • Arts night at CCMS
  • Have you met ... Connie Aaron and Kassie Winburn

    Being a buyer at North American Stainless wasn’t Kassie Winburn’s first career choice.

    The 2000 Carroll County High School graduate had planned on a career in human resources after earning a degree in that field from Northern Kentucky University.

    “It’s not what I saw myself doing,” she admits, but adds, “I love it.”

    An added perk is the chance to work at the same place as her mom, Connie Aaron, and her husband, John Winburn, who works in the melt shop and has been with the steel manufacturer 11 years.

  • Head Start schedule reduced for final days of year

    Carroll County Head Start students will be on a limited schedule for the final days of the school year due to bus limitations.

    Beginning April 29 and through the last day of school May 16, school days have been cut in half. Rather than all students attending Monday through Thursday from 8-1 p.m., 4-year-olds are coming to school Monday and Wednesday and 3-year-olds are coming Tuesday and Thursday.

    Superintendent Lisa James said the Head Start bus fleet has been reduced from four to two because of two accidents.

  • Doggone fun
  • Horn, face fly control can increase farm’s cattle yield

    With the warmer weather upon us, we need to take a closer look at pests that can be bothersome to our cattle. 

    Horn flies and face flies are two of those pests.

    Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles but present very different threats and management problems.  Fortunately, there are a variety of fly control options.

  • Extension Homemakers plan to ‘Stitch up a Memory’

    The Carroll County Extension Homemakers 2013 annual meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the county Exten-sion office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

    The meeting begins with dinner followed by a special program, installation of officers, a silent auction and awards.

    The program, “Stitch up a Memory” will bring back fond memories as members share earlier times as an Extension Homemaker member. Members should bring photos, handmade items, programs or anything other memories they wish to share.