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  • Hearn chosen to replace Hendren on Ghent City Commission

    Ghent City Commission voted in Larry Hearn Jr., to replace David Hendren at a special meeting Sept. 23.

    Commissioner Joe Beall made the motion and it was seconded by Susie Crase. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Caroline Reisner was absent from the meeting.

    Hendren resigned effective Sept. 20, after five terms on the commission.

    Hearn was in attendance when the vote was taken. Beall said “he showed up, showed interest.” Another candidate had expressed interest, but was not in attendance at the time of the vote.

  • River walk extension, bridge project to bid soon

    Grant funding has been released from the state for two projects in downtown Carrollton: the Bow Bridge repair and part of the river walk extension.

    Adams said the city had hired an engineer for the projects, but the company did not have a structural engineer on staff, which the state required for the bridge project. Therefore, the city hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky. The state approved the new engineer and gave notice to proceed.

  • Test scores show county earns a rank of proficient

    Carroll County Schools made great strides during the last school year as test scores improved 7.2 points, which resulted in the district’s first proficient rating under the new assessment process. Carroll County’s score improved from 59.3 in 2014-15 to 66.5 in 2015-2016.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said he was extremely pleased with the gains this year as each of the schools tested improved their scores. But he said they are not satisfied and the staff will continue to work to further improve the districts’ scores.

  • Hembree walks the runway in NYC

    New York Fashion Week. It’s an event even those who do not stay up to date on the latest trends have most likely heard of.

    One of the four most famous fashion weeks in the world, New York Fashion Week is held in February and September in New York City and features models showing off the hottest designs from internationally acclaimed designers.

    It’s not something every eighth-grader can say they have done in their life, but Carrollton’s Gabriella Hembree can now say she is one of the lucky few.

  • County purchases Camp Kysoc for $350,000

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to purchase the Camp Kysoc property for $350,000 from the Kentucky Department of State Parks after discussing the matter during an executive session.

    Magistrate Mark Bates made a motion to purchase the property and use funds from the LGEA fund for the purchase. The motion was seconded by Magistrate Kerry Graham and passed.

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  • Volunteers sought to help clean Ohio River

    Carrollton is known for its unique location at the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers. Want to help preserve this natural resource? Volunteer to help keep it clean.

    Since 1998, Living Lands & Waters has worked with more than 97,000 volunteers to remove 9.1 million pounds of marine debris from 23 rivers in 20 states. Now, the 501c3 environmental organization is taking on the Ohio River and will make a stop in Carrollton from Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Richelle Wheeler

    Enter Carroll County High School, and you will be greeted by a friendly smile and a cheerful, “Good morning! How can I help you?”

    Richelle Wheeler is the first impression visitors have of the school, and she takes her job very seriously.