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  • General Assembly’s 2012 session leaves loose ends

    The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 session came to a close last week, marking the end of a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and boosted efforts to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs.
    This was the 60th working day of the session and the final one allowed by the state constitution. The session started on January 3.

  • Terri Smith sentenced in Henry County ‘puppy mill’ case

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not be taking back ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Entrepreneur Kim Brand to address business people at Madison event

    MADISON, Ind. – As part of its effort to strengthen local businesses, the Madison Main Street Program has invited Indianapolis entrepreneur Kim Brand to make a presentation at the Lanier-Madison Visitors Center on Tuesday, April 24.

    He’s calling his talk “Five Almost-Always Near-Fatal Mistakes to Avoid If You Run a Business.”

    Coffee and refreshments will be available at 8 a.m. and Brand’s talk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Visitors Center is located at 601 W. First St.

  • Butler Park to host Mudathlon

    General Butler State Resort Park will host its first Mudathlon - a 3-mile, 40-obstacle course with a muddy terrain from start to finish - on Saturday, June 2.

    Participants can take part in Mudathlon as an individual or member of a team. Waves of 100 will start at 8 a.m. Participants will face obstacles such as the Mud Slide, Cargo Net Climb, Heaping Hay Bales, 40-foot Tunnel of Terror and other fantastic water obstacles. Mudathlon guarantees you will be dripping in mud from head to toe. General Butler State Resort Park offers a great area for a post-race rinse.

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  • State police to conduct traffic checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of April 16 - April 30, 2012.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles and the licensing of drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • Governor: Carroll plant to expand

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Traffic model will help end delays at Kentucky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.

  • The week in Frankfort: Legislature addresses budget, drug abuse

    So this is the way the session ends, not with fireworks, but with a budget delivered on time, not with grand and sweeping legislation, but with quietly important bills addressing this year’s absolute civic urgencies, while keeping Kentucky’s core government services intact, lean and hungry for sure, but alive to hope for better days.

    That in itself is a real winter’s work, if you stop to think about it. Consider the train wreck lawmakers found when they convened in session Jan. 3.

  • Fire prevention: Cooking safety tips

    Carrollton Fire Prevention Office

    Spring is here and it is time to talk about cooking safety – especially around the grill. As we  head outside to enjoy the nice weather, we should also be mindful of the dangers of gas and charcoal grills. Grills placed and used too close to a structure can cause unwanted damage and even a home fire. Please allow extra space between your grill and your residence.