Today's News

  • Senate focuses on legislation to grow jobs for workers, improve education

    The 2015 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly began “part two” of the 2015 session on Tuesday, which made for a busy week for legislators in Frankfort.

    Continuing the goal of “creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families,” the Senate Majority Caucus wasted no time introducing our next five priority bills and giving them a first reading on the Senate floor Tuesday. 

  • House considers legislation to raise minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017

    If the end of a legislative session is about what laws the General Assembly can pass, the beginning is about what the House and Senate hope will be on that list.

    It’s not a small number this year, with about a dozen major topics expected to be considered by both chambers and many others also vying for passage.  Making that process difficult is the fact that there are only 30 working days and the first four were dedicated last month to electing leadership and establishing committees for the next two years.

  • Remembering Hill’s Dairy

    Memories are most often associated with something physical–a place, a building or a home. When the physical is damaged or removed, a flood of memories erupt by those affected.

    The demolition of the Hill’s Dairy milk house on 11th Street Jan. 19, inspired Susan Hill Dapron to post on the “You’re probably from Carroll County if…” Facebook page.

  • It’s time to stop double taxing Social Security

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589).  This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors. 

  • Carroll County At Work: Dunn enjoys driving her ‘kids’ on the school bus and being a part of each of their lives

    To be a successful school bus driver, it takes more than just knowing how to drive a bus.

    “Like they always say: ‘Anybody can drive a bus. It takes someone special to be a bus driver,’” Dianna Dunn said.

  • KSR brings its radio show to Carrollton

    University of Kentucky sports fans will have the opportunity Feb. 17, to be a part of a weekday radio show specializing in everything UK.

    Matt Jones, Ryan Lemming and the rest of the Kentucky Sports Radio crew will host its show from 10 a.m. until noon from the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. Among other topics, the radio show will be previewing the UK men’s basketball team’s matchup with Tennessee at 7 p.m. in Knoxville.

  • Wheeler leaves a legacy of service

    It’s not often a person gets to see the legacy they will leave behind. Usually, streets, buildings or places are named for people who have long since passed, but Carroll County honored Bill Wheeler for his service by giving his name to the county’s then-new courthouse upon his retirement as circuit clerk in 2000.

  • Drug roundup nets 27 arrests

    Law enforcement officers from six agencies gathered at Carrollton Police Department headquarters early Wednesday morning to conduct a drug roundup in Carroll County and the region.

    A seven-month Kentucky State Police undercover drug investigation led to 34 indictments in the Kentucky State Police Post 5 district, according to KSP.

  • $4 million goal reached for JCTC campus

    In less than eight months, the BuildSmart Regional Campaign Steering Committee met its goal of raising more than $4 million for the construction of a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

  • KDA Mobile Science Activity Center visits Cartmell

    The Carroll County Conservation District sponsored the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Center for Cartmell’s science classes. Students participate in three days of hands-on science activities.