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Today's News

  • Help available for heat costs

    Cold weather is approaching, and many people living in Carroll County may be wondering exactly how they will pay their heating bills this winter.

    A program to help these folks begins Nov. 3 at  the Carroll County Neighborhood Center, 220 7th St.

    The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program will have twice the funding this year, according to a report from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office. Kentucky will receive more than $68 million in federal funding to administer through LIHEAP, said center manager Vicki Kemper.

  • Council seeks public hearing on planned storage facility

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday to pursue a public hearing request regarding a company’s plans to build a liquid-asphalt storage facility near the Kentucky River on land just south of Prestonville.

    Mayor Dwight Louden sumbitted the request earlier this month to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville in response to a notice of plans for the facility, to be built by Louisville Paving Company Inc.

    Primarily, council wanted more specific information about the project and to address concerns about whether or not it will emit an odor into the city.

  • Where to find candidate facts in election where truth seems optional

    OK. You don’t need me to tell you that the Nov. 4 elections are vastly important this time around.

    Our country is in a scary place right now, with banks folding left and right, and Congress in the midst of hammering out a plan to stabilize Wall Street as it bleeds out in front of our eyes.

    So, I’m going to take this time to provide some good information for those of you (and I hope that’s all of you) preparing to vote.

  • 3 teens charged in shooting at Oakview Estates

    Two adults and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday night for an alleged shooting that occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 24, at Oakview Estates, off of Boone Road.

    The arrests came after a tip was received by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw, Sheriff Ben Smith said.

    The adults arrested were Laci B. Marsh, 18, of Highland Avenue in Carrollton, and Daniel R. Lucas, 19, of Lauren Avenue, Carrollton. Both are being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Panthers hang tough against DeSales

    The DeSales Colts of Louisville came into Carroll County High School’s Panther Stadium on Friday night with an impressive record, and escaped with a win.

    “I’m not making excuses, but I’m giving the boys a compliment,” Head Coach Mike Weedman said after the game. “We were without a lot of key players tonight, and we were still able to play the game that we did.”

  • RAIDERS FREEZE OUT POLAR BEARS

    Trimble County gave the visiting Bracken County Polar Bears a whooping in the annual Bedford Bank Bowl in a lopsided win 50-0 last Friday night. The win snapped Trimble’s six game losing streak.

    This was Trimble’s second win of the season, after getting off to a great start in the opening week, beating Casey County 50-7.

    “It seems every time we score 50 points we win,” coach Jesse Bray joked.

  • Blitz volunteers work on 17 area homes

    Sue Berry of Prestonville didn’t think she’d like plastic covering the windows of her trailer on Newcastle Pike.

    A senior citizen whose health requires her to be on oxygen and take regular breathing treatments, Berry said she was afraid the plastic would obscure the view of her back yard. But after the first panel of plastic was installed on a living room window by volunteers Rita Westrick and Kuvungal Davy, she had a change of heart.

  • Pick your own ‘poison’ at Staten’s

    There’s a new BBQ joint in town, and everyone is officially invited to give it a try.

    Staten’s Old Time Barbecue opened a few weeks ago on State Hwy. 36/U.S. Hwy. 42 in Prestonville, at the location old-timers and long-time residents would know as the old Dairy Queen.

    But owner Adam Guenther – the man behind the smoke – says not to let that fool you. “This place is new from the ground to the roof.”

  • Runnin’ Raiders perform well in season ending meet at St. Henry

    The Runnin’ Raiders closed their regular race schedule Oct. 25 at the St. Henry Invitational in Florence, Ky. The race featured top ranked Class A schools such as #1 ranked St. Henry, #2 Walton Verona, #4 ranked Lexington Christian and several top ranked Division AAA teams.

    The #3 ranked Lady Raiders ended the regular season on a positive note, finishing fifth overall in the highly competitive meet attended by 15 teams. The Raiders tallied 138 points and a team average of 21:31.

  • Fall Brawl organizers thank fans, volunteers

    Editor:

    The Fall Brawl Demolition Derby at the Carroll County Fairgrounds has again come and gone.

    We would like to say thank you to the greatly dedicated fans, Westside Fire Department, Bobby Couch and Wayne Knight for Bobcats, Clay Baker and his guys for help with cars, parts. All the people officiating and judging and anyone else we missed.

    Larry, Barbara, Jason, Renee and Ronnie Coghill

    Carroll County