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Today's News

  • Auditor says more money missing from Ghent city hall

    An audit found more than $300,000 missing from the city of Ghent, allegedly stolen by the former city clerk.

    Preliminary investigation estimated the amount missing as ranging from $105,000 to $250,000. However, the audit, performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC., ultimately found $305,838.93 missing from the city, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said March 9.

  • City to spend $100,000 to move utilities underground

    City of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget includes $100,000 for utilities relocation on Main Street, $20,000 for a seasonal code enforcement position and a $329,002 loan payment on the 2Rivers Campground. It does not include any funds for citywide Wi-Fi, only for the campground.

  • Water, Water, Everywhere

    Melting snow and rain have pushed rivers out of their banks in Carroll County, closing several roads due to the high water levels.

    A river flood warning issued Tuesday, March 10, by the National Weather Service for Carroll, Owen and Henry counties along the Kentucky River remains in effect through late Thursday night.

  • Carroll County at Work: As a dispatcher, Rowlett serves as a lifeline for first responders

    During times of emergency, the first call people make is to 911. And the first person you will talk to is a dispatcher.

  • McDonald, Stewart new police officers

    The Carrollton Police Department welcomed Wes McDonald and Kyle Stewart to the force March 9, as Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams issued the oath swearing in the city’s newest officers.

    McDonald, a 2012 Carroll County High School graduate, said this was a life-long accomplishment. He has been in public service since he was 17 years old, serving as a volunteer Carrollton Fire Department firefighter, Carroll County EMT and a dispatcher for the county.

  • Eighth, tenth graders meet with community members to discuss potential career paths

    Carroll County students are getting a glimpse of their futures this week. All eighth and tenth graders are participating in a joint initiative between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development, known as Operation Preparation. Two major goals of Operation Preparation are to engage the community and to provide students with the opportunity to hear about the importance of college and/or career planning from an unbiased adult – someone other than a parent or teacher.

  • HB 8 would expand protective orders

    While another round of record snow and cold kept the House and Senate from being able to meet for two days last week, both chambers nonetheless finished work on several notable bills and are poised to pass even more in the three days we meet this week.

    Although it has a couple of hurdles still to clear as of this writing, one of the legislative session’s most far-reaching initiatives appears destined to become law.

  • Telecommunications bill first to pass

    After a successful beginning to the week in the Senate, extreme weather conditions on Wednesday evening into Thursday prevented us from holding session on Thursday and Friday. The LRC offices were closed on Thursday, but were re-opened on Friday, so we held a caucus meeting to discuss some remaining issues facing the final days of the 2015 Session.

  • The beach can be within your reach

    As the snow falls and winter’s cold breeze hits your face, you can’t help but dream of summer when you can finally trade in those snow boots for flip-flops and walks on the beach. However, with the joy of summer comes some not so exciting realities like overspending. From family vacations to those extra classes at the gym to get that summer body, spending can increase rather drastically if you’re not careful. But don’t fear, summer saving can be easy with the help of a few easy tips.

  • 4-H shooting sports gears up after spring break, 4-H camp June 22-26

    Carroll County Shooting Sports is geared up and ready to get started. 

    The orientation meeting will be Wednesday, March 18 at the Carroll County Extension Office (500 Floyd Drive).  This meeting is very important to explain the policies, rules and important information that all members and parents need to know.

    The following will give you an idea of the dates and times that the different disciplines will take place so you can look at your calendar and see if these will fit into your schedule.