Today's News

  • 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


    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.

  • Health crisis looms with increased drug abuse

    The regional health department serving Carroll County warns the region is facing a potential healthcare crisis with the spread of HIV and Hepatitis due to the increase in abuse of illegal drugs in Northern Kentucky.

    Georgia Heise, PhD, Three Rivers Health Department director, started off her update to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 27, by saying she was not there to ask for money. She did touch on the pension crisis in Frankfort.

  • Community help needed to repair park stairs

    Friends of Butler needs the community’s help to fix the stairs leading up to the Butler-Turpin House that have fallen into disrepair.

    The organization applied for a USA Today Community Thrives grant, which is open to all valid legal 501(c)(3) charities within the United States or the District of Columbia. There are two tiers–Tier 1 is organizations with an operating budget of less than $1 million and Tier 2 is more than $1 million, according to the Community Thrives website. Friends of Butler is a Tier 1 organization.