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  • Kentucky cannot afford to wait a year for strong legislation on pill mills

    Editor’s note: This opinion piece comes from mayors of Henderson, Winchester, Hazard, Pikeville, Hopkinsville, Paducah, Paintsville, Crestview Hills and London who are members of the Kentucky League of Cities.


    On April 12, lawmakers will assemble for the last day of the 60-day session. While the General Assembly concluded the bulk of its work before leaving Frankfort last Friday, it left one of the most critical pieces of legislation for our state and communities uncompleted.

  • Fiscal court considers coordinating holiday closing dates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to look at developing a new holiday schedule for its employees to reduce confusion for the public.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county offices and state offices in the courthouse follow different holiday schedules, meaning some may be closed when others are open.

    “The public doesn’t understand that,” he said.

  • Home run for the cure

    About 60 people formed six teams and participated in The Support Second Base Susan G. Komen softball tournament Saturday at the county park. The event raised about $950, part of the fundraising effort by Brittany Belcher and her family to participate in the 3-Day for the Cure walk this November in San Diego.

  • Gov. Beshear calls for cooperation, innovation at national prescription drug abuse summit

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ORLANDO, Fla. – At the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear called for states and the federal government to develop aggressive shared tactics to thwart the devastating scourge of prescription drug abuse.

    He also encouraged Kentucky legislators to keep the state on the leading edge of effective anti-drug strategies by passing a broad prescription drug bill on the final day of the legislative session this week.

  • Baseball rebounds from loss, splits games Saturday at W-V

    After a Friday night loss on the road to district foe Gallatin County, the Panthers baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Walton-Verona, putting them at 6-6 on the season.

    Carroll struggled to put the bat on the ball against the Wildcats, managing just one hit in the game – a bunt single by Chase Osborne.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team had poor pitch selection against Gallatin pitcher Brady Lawrence, who struck out three and walked three in a complete game.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - April 11, 2012

    First reading for city employee raises

    Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-13 salary scale to reflect a three percent pay raise across the board for all city employees. The change would take effect July 1. The second reading will be April 23 at the next meeting.

    Carports, lowering grass height discussed

    City council may be changing its ordinances to include carports and to change the acceptable grass height.

  • Ghent P&Z elects new officers

    With only one item on the agenda, the six-member Ghent planning and zoning commission elected new officers and then adjourned.

    Without elected officers, the commission first voted to allow member Karen Browning to act as moderator for the election. Fellow member Ron Walker presented the following slate of officers: new-member Rusty Whisman as chair, James Walker as vice-chair, Caroline Reisner as secretary and Karen Browning as administrator. Browning's election requires approval from Ghent City Commission, which will meet on April 23 at 5 p.m. at city hall.

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  • Carrollton man charged with rape second degree

    Carrollton Police Department arrested an 18-year-old for having consensual sex with a 12-year-old.

    Chief Mike Willhoite said Timothy Earl Davis, 18, of 379 Pate Ln., was charged with rape second degree after the mother of the victim discovered the incident and reported it to the police.

    Davis admitted to the incident, Willhoite said.

    Second degree rape is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.