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Today's News

  • ‘We’re not going away:’ What’s next for Kentucky teachers after Capitol march

    By LINDA BLACKFORD

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    On Monday, thousands of teachers stormed, stamped and chanted at the Capitol, protesting pension changes, education cuts and what they feel is the Republican majority’s general hostility toward public education.

  • Baseball drops season opener at Lexington Christian

    Lexington Christian notched seven hits and took advantage of nine Carroll errors and six walks to defeat the visiting Panthers 15-1 March 23.

    Starting pitcher Craig Beach was tagged with the loss, throwing two innings and giving up three hits and seven runs. Kam Rivers pitched the third inning, giving up one hit and a walk for four runs. He also logged the Panthers’ only strike out. David Duncan pitched 0.2 innings (three hits, four walks and four runs), and Caleb Stephenson pitched 0.1 innings (walk).

  • Rushed pension bill pushed through in sewage legislation

    Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291.

    The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it through both chambers.  The second, meanwhile, is the number of pages other legislators and I were somehow expected to read and understand before voting in that short timeframe.

  • Massie objects to how the recent budget bill was passed

    Kentucky’s Fourth District Rep. Thomas Massie said at the Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting March 28, that the recent budget omnibus bill failed his three-way test.

    “Rotary has a four-way test and I have a three-way test,” Massie said. “My test first asks, is it constitutional? Second, can we afford it? And third, can it be better done at the state or federal level? The omnibus bill failed all three.”

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | April 5, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Easter Bunny’s visit a highlight of Easter on the Square
  • Job fair April 12, offers opportunities for veterans, job seekers

    The Kentucky Career Center will present the 12th annual Veterans Job Fair from noon-4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth St., Newport, Ky.

    The event is sponsored by Northern Kentucky Tri-Economic Development Corporation, known as NKY Tri-Ed, which works to enhance the business climate and foster a spirit of regional cooperation among the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton.

    The job fair will be open only to veterans and their families from noon to 1 p.m. and open to the public from 1-4 p.m.

  • Legislature takes steps to secure pensions with passage of reform bill on Thursday

    The 2018 Session is quickly winding down as Thursday, March 29, marked Day 57 of the 60-day budget session. Budget negotiations are continuing with positive results, and the Senate gaveled in for two days to pass a number of bills including some aimed at helping our first responders and their families. Although the amount of days left is shortening, the days in the Capitol are getting longer as we prepare to pass the Commonwealth’s two-year budget.

  • Legislature passes big changes in tax code, restores many controversial cuts in budget

    By DANIEL DESROCHERS and JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - On the same day thousands of teachers descended on the Capitol to protest a surprise pension bill passed late last week, the legislature presented them with another surprise Monday: the most significant change to Kentucky’s tax code in more than a decade.

  • School closed on Friday, March 30 due to teacher shortage

    The classrooms were dark Friday in Carroll County as the school district closed today, March 30, due to an unusually high number of teachers calling in sick after the Kentucky House and Senate passed a controversial pension reform bill late Thursday night.

    In a news release Friday, Carroll County Schools officials said they made the call because the district did not have enough substitute teachers to operate its schools.