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Today's News

  • CSX to repair Hwy. 227 crossing

    Progress has been made on the railroad crossing repair project on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    The story ran in The News-Democrat on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday morning Tomlinson received a call from CSX asking if there was a problem. Tomlinson said that there is a problem, and we need to get it fixed.

  • Adams: Drugs, clean up among top issues

    Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Robb Adams wants to address the needs of all the residents in the city. The focus has been on downtown and that is good, but there are needs outside of downtown that need to be addressed.

    Adams has been pleased with what the city has accomplished during his two terms on city council.

    “We have a good start on some of the things we want to be,” Adams said. “There is still a lot to do.”

  • McMurry wants to finish his projects

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry wants another four years to complete the projects he and city council have started during his first mayoral term, including expanding the river walk and activities at Point Park.

    “I want the river walk going from Point Park now to the old historic bridge, crossing it and going to 2Rivers Campground,” he said. He also wants to install an obelisk or ‘You are here’ sign on the river walk, as well as a picnic area near Third Street.

    McMurry also wants to expand the activities at Point Park.

  • Pumpkin Picassos
  • KET spotlights Carrollton on ‘Kentucky Life’

    Carrollton will be featured on television this weekend, Oct. 18-19, and this time it’s good news.

    KET’s Kentucky Life travels to Carrollton for an “Our Town” segment to spotlight the city’s unique charm.

    Founded in 1792 and originally known as Port William, Carrollton was renamed and became the county seat of Carroll County in 1838. Today, in addition to its river-town charm, Carrollton is known as a gateway to beautiful nearby General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Fundraising halfway to $4 million

    A bold community effort to raise $4 million toward a state-of-the-art regional college campus has topped the halfway mark.

  • McConnell, Grimes avoid firm answers on the issues

    By Brenton Ward, Cheyene Miller, Tyler Spanyer, Ben Tompkins and Megan Ingros

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coal, jobs, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were the major subjects of Monday night’s debate between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Spread the facts on breast cancer, not just in October

    The Kentucky Standard

    Your bra is not giving you breast cancer.

    Your deodorant is not giving you breast cancer.

    Coffee is not giving you breast cancer.

    Mammograms are not giving you breast cancer.

    In a large percentage of cases, your genes aren’t even giving you breast cancer.

  • Number of ‘Made in Kentucky’ products increasing; Aerospace is biggest exporter

    In recent days, the state’s Cabinet for Economic Development has been highlighting an industry that can be summed up in three words: Made in Kentucky.

    It’s a phrase that applies to more and more products every year.  According to the Cabinet, we now have more than 4,000 factories, and their 220,000 employees manufacture about $27 billion worth of goods, a third more than they did just five years ago.

  • Soccer squads say goodbye to seniors

     It wasn’t the Panthers’ best game of the season, but the boys played well enough to win. Carroll County defeated Covington Latin, 1-0, Saturday, sending seniors Andres Baquero, Denis Perez and Logan Underwood out with a win.

    It was the team’s third game over the course of Fall Break, a period where the Panthers did not play their best soccer.