Today's News

  • XC practice begins Mon

    Cross Country practice starts Monday, July 30 at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park. Meet at the war memorial.
    Students must have a current physical on file to start practice. Cross Country is open to students in 3rd-12th grade.
    Contact head coach Joe Creager at joseph.creager@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Bolt-action rifles offer accuracy

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - For many firearm deer hunters in Kentucky, the tool of choice is the bolt-action centerfire rifle.

    With a little gunsmithing work and the right ammunition along with pre-season shooting practice, deer hunters will be ready to close the deal when a shooter buck walks into range this November.

    The first step is to find a competent gunsmith who can accomplish three procedures: adjusting the trigger pull, free-floating the rifle’s barrel and bedding its action.

  • Fourth of July celebration

    The city’s first annual Fourth of July Celebration was held last Wednesday at Point Park in Carrollton. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people turned up at the event. The night included fireworks, food, live music and local vendors.

  • Signs of Addiction

    SelfRefind, which is opening a clinic in Carroll County this month, has identified 10 key warning signs of opiate dependency for family members, friends and loved ones who are worried about someone taking prescription medications, such as OxyCotin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine or who are using heroin.

    Usage increase. As individuals become tolerant of prescription medications at the prescribed dosage, it is common for them to increase the amount of medications, indicating that the original amount is no longer providing relief.

  • Kinman withdraws plan to develop property


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Herb Kinman has withdrawn his proposed plan to develop the property bordered by Port William Lane and Schuerman Street in Carrollton.

    His proposal would have meant two duplexes and an alley would be built on the triangular piece of land.

    At the public hearing before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Monday, July 2, Kinman asked of the eight community members assembled if they had any objections. Many of them raised their hands.

  • Repairs to Butler Lake dam keep water level low longer


    The News-Democrat Intern

    The water level at Butler Lake will stay low a little longer, according to Larry Totten, the interim manager at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Originally, the lake was partially drained to allow workmen to fix a leak in a pipe in the earthen dam on the lake’s southern end, Totten said. This is the side closest to the Kentucky River.

  • Historic election
  • Nominations sought for FSA

     Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John McCauley wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency county committee nominations continue through Aug. 1.

    To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.

    To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A.

  • Lock construction key to opening up Ky River

    By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    The gates at Lock 4 are being repaired as part of an ongoing project to reopen more than 60 miles of the Kentucky River from Frankfort to the Ohio River.

    The Kentucky River Authority is using $4 million in excess construction funds for repairs at locks 1, 2, 3 and 4 within the next two years, according to KRA Executive Director Jerry Graves.

    The project will open 64 miles of the river from Frankfort to Carrollton boat traffic, Graves said.

  • New law to protect agritourism operators, participants

     A new state law will provide Kentucky agritourism destinations with limited liability protection when it takes effect on July 11.

    The law requires venues such as wineries, orchards, and corn mazes to warn visitors that they are assuming the risk of participating in the activities of the operation. The law, filed as House Bill 440, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law earlier this year.