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Today's News

  • Cellphones seem to have our number

    By Leigh Landini Wright

    Reprinted from The Paducah Sun

    Eyes up.

    Chances are if you followed the Murray State University men’s basketball team during the past two years, you’ve seen Coach Steve Prohm’s two-word mantra trending on social media or mentioned in news stories. Those words, drawn from the Bible, are meant to keep his players focused.

  • CCHS volleyball hosts first alumni scrimmage Aug. 7

    Carroll County High School will host its first volleyball alumni scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with the alumni squaring off against the Lady Panthers varsity squad and will conclude with an 8 p.m. game, alumni versus alumni. The games will follow KHSAA guidelines for varsity volleyball contests.

  • State Police hike Grand Canyon to raise funds for Trooper Memorial
  • Free quarterly legal update offered

    The Northern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management is hosting a free quarterly legal update from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at DBL Law, located at 207 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 41017. The topic will be the liability of the untrained manager.

    The guest speaker is Kelly A. Schoening, an attorney for DBL Law, who represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law.

  • Medicaid eligibility creates issue for some seniors

    By Andrea Moore

    Paducah Sun

    Baby boomers are now facing their golden years and, according to some attorneys, many are worried about how their estates will affect their Medicaid eligibility and long-term care.

    Joe Harvey Kimmel, a Paducah attorney, has seen a significant increase in the need for elder law services, specifically relating to Medicaid and Veterans Affairs long-term care planning.

    “It can be devastating when someone needing treatment at a long-term care facility is disqualified from receiving Medicaid,” Kimmel said.

  • Beshear awards $1.2 million to prepare youngest students

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear announced that the Carroll County Early Childhood Council was awarded $6,989 as part of the Governor’s continued commitment to improving early childhood outcomes for Kentucky’s youngest citizens.

    “It is imperative to the future of Kentucky that our children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn and succeed,” Beshear said. “That is why we must engage everyone, from lawmakers to families, in making sure all children in the Commonwealth get the best possible start in life.”

  • $1.6 million in pledges so far for new JCTC building

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A night of reminiscing about the early days when Jefferson Community and Technical College first came to Carrollton ended with $1.6 million pledge toward the $4 million building project.

    The campaign contributions were announced during a kickoff event Thursday, June 26, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.

  • N.Ky. man arrested for robbery at U.S. Bank

    An Independence, Ky., man was arrested and charged in connection with the bank robbery at Carrollton’s U.S. Bank in June, as well as others in Louisville, Lexington and La Grange. 

    William G. Grubbs Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, by the Carrollton Police Department and is lodged at the Kenton County Detention Center.

  • Dermon wins Carrollton Idol
  • New downtown Carrollton art gallery to feature local artists, offer art classes

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    A new art gallery is set to open this week in downtown Carrollton, fulfilling a dream for one woman of allowing people to learn techniques and to help aspiring artists get the gallery experience of a lifetime.

    Sharon Graves, owner of River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio, said the gallery will have its formal ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday, July 9. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10.