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Today's News

  • EKU honors graduates, Dean’s List students

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,826 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 15-16.

    Among those was Jillian Leigh Butcher of Carroll County. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.

  • NAS donates $25,000 to Ghent Fire Protection District
  • Carrollton's Hottest Dog 2015
  • VBS at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church of Carrollton held its annual Vacation Bible School last week, beginning June 28.

  • Heavy rains could negatively impact the tobacco crop

    With the heavy rains over the last few days, University of Kentucky tobacco specialist Dr. Bob Pearce warns that tobacco producers may see some wilting and scald problems as the sun comes back out.

    This situation is similar to what was seen in the tobacco around this same time about two years ago.  What are growers to do?

    Be patient, and hope the crop recovers quickly.

  • Owen Co. brothers to participate in world’s largest rodeo

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    When asked what makes the rodeo special to 16-year-old Wyatt Cole, his response comes quickly.

    “It’s a way of life,” Wyatt says. “It’s the western heritage of it.”

    Wyatt, along with his 17-year-old brother Quinn, will participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which will be held July 12-18 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

    Quinn and Wyatt, the sons of Greg and Isabella Cole of Owen County, will compete in the team roping competition.

  • Riley elected sergeant-at-arms

    The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated their 133rd annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on June 17-19. The convention was well attended by funeral directors, suppliers and their families.

    Robbie Brantley of Brownsville was elected President of the Association. Rob Riley of Carrollton was elected sergeant-at-arms.

  • Beshear: No need to call a special session on same- sex marriage issues

    By LINDA B. BLACKFORD
    and JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday night “it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath,” and that he will not be calling a special legislative session on same-sex marriage issues.

    Beshear’s comments came a few hours after House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said he favors a special session to address the concerns of some county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Ky. bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By JAMES PILCHER

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Council acts to add teeth to its efforts to clean up

    Carrollton City Council is moving forward on its efforts to clean up the city by strengthening and streamlining its nuisance ordinances.

    Council passed the first reading of the four ordinances at a special meeting Friday, June 26, and the second reading at a special meeting Monday, June 29. Mayor Robb Adams and councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were present at both meetings, with councilmembers Doug Hill and Hayley Franklin absent.