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Today's News

  • Carrollton to host Governor’s cycle event here in October

    Governor Steve Beshear has designated Save the Grand Theatre’s signature 225-mile cycling event as the “Governor’s Autumn Bicycle Ride Across Kentucky.” GABRAKY is a scenic ride following rural roadways across the state through numerous regions and begins at the state boundary with Indiana at the Ohio River at Carrollton and ends at the state boundary with Tennessee at Dale Hollow State Resort Park in southern Kentucky.

  • Father pleads ‘not guilty’ in baby-shaking incident

    Steven M. Finkel––the 21-year-old father charged with first-degree criminal abuse of his 7-week-old daughter––was arraigned in District Court, Thursday, July 9.  Finkel pleaded not guilty to the charges and a preliminary hearing was set for Thursday, July 16.

    In a separate hearing on the same day, Bridgette Saunders, Finkel’s court-appointed public defender requested a lower bond stating Finkel had no record, would be staying with his parents and would have no contact with the victim.

  • Officials confident speedway measure will benefit local area

    Area government leaders have high expectations for new legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which provides incentives for business expansion in the state. The new measure, in part, offers tax credits for growth at nearby Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County. Speedway officials are planning a major expansion project at the facility in connection with luring a race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup season schedule.

  • Golf scramble to benefit cancer patient

    Editor:

    I never dreamed I would need to have a benefit in my own honor for a disease I never dreamed I would be facing at this time of my life.

    My name is Renee’ Luckett and I reside in Trimble County, Ky. with my husband and two beautiful children but I have always liked to work in Carrollton, Ky. I work for Insurance Associates as an Insurance Agent and absolutely love and miss my job.

    Unfortunately, I was diagnosed in January of this year with Invasive Breast Cancer, Stage 3 at the young age of 34 years old.

  • Fruits of their labor: Families reap first harvest

    Several families have taken advantage of free garden space and are beginning to harvest produce now.  

    Barry Brown, a local businessman, offered the free garden plots on his Fourth Street property in the spring. At least five people have planted, weeded and have begun harvesting many types of vegetables.   

    Barbara Denning and her son, Steven, share a plot with Debbie Younce and her son, Terry. The Dennings weeded  tomato plants on Thursday and hoped to take some green tomatoes home for frying.  

  • Tomlinson: fly flags to honor VA clinic

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson is encouraging local individuals and businesses who are not currently displaying American flags to do so during the remainder of July. The displays would honor area veterans who will be attending dedication ceremonies for the new Veterans Administration clinic in Carrollton next week. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare center will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

  • CITY: Pigeons must fly the coop

    The chickens have come home to roost, so to speak, as one family is forced to get rid of show pigeons to satisfy a complaint from an un-named neighbor.

  • Mother thanks teachers, community

    Editor:

    It is hard to believe that Fourth of July is already behind us. Our summer vacation is about half over and the new school year will begin in about five weeks. For many this is a very exciting time. This is true at our house as our son, Tristan, prepares to leave for his freshman year at the University of Kentucky.

  • Panthers raising funds for Florida basketball tournament

    The Carroll County Panther basketball team will be playing in a tournament in Florida over Christmas and they are in fundraising mode right now.

    The coaches and parent boosters will be sponsoring Bingo at the National Guard Armory on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and play beginning at 7 p.m. according to head coach Carroll Yager.

    There will also be concessions available during Bingo.

    Winning allocations will be based on the number of players, Carroll said in a press release.

  • State announces dates for bridge closures

    The Department of Highways District 5 office has scheduled dates for the temporary closing of Milton-Madison Bridge.

    Barring unforeseen delays or inclement weather, the bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27, and again from 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3. A third weekend may be scheduled, if needed.