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  • Educational Excellence Foundation regroups, seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County Inc–an independent 501(c)3–convened its Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to select officers, seat Directors and make plans to continue its support of the Carroll County School District.

  • Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28

    Faith Community Church is partnering with General Butler State Resort Park and 95.3 WIKI Radio to present a Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28 at General Butler.

    Faith Community Church Pastor Randy Doll said in an interview Oct. 9, that his church wanted to do something to help the hurricane victims, but his church is small and he was not sure what they could do.

  • Test scores out; District will keep focus on entire student

    The Kentucky Department of Education released the statewide 2016-17 assessment data, Sept. 28. Carroll County Schools saw gains in some areas and losses in other areas.

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said the district is taking the numbers and tweaking the processes.

    “The new accountability system is looking more at the “whole” student rather than the strict focus on reading and mathematics,” Oak said. “We will continue to adjust our processes to meet the needs of our students.”

  • Tetra Tech employee dies in ash pond accident at KU

    A slide at one of the coal ash ponds at the Kentucky Utilities power generating plant in Ghent led to a fatal injury to a contractor, Oct. 5.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said that Aaron R. Bunger, 36, of Trenton, Ohio, was buried in the ash pond when part of the pond broke off with him. Wilhoite said he pronounced Bunger dead at the scene. As of press time Wednesday, Bunger’s body had not been recovered from the accident site.

  • Dow celebrates 50 years; Cabot breaks ground

    Dow Chemical celebrated its 50th anniversary of production at the Carrollton site with the announcement of Cabot Corp. beginning construction on $89 million dollar plant that will employ 32 people at a groundbreaking ceremony, Friday, Sept. 29.

    Dow and Cabot have been supply partners for more than 30 years, providing each other with different types of silica-based products.

  • Live Your Passion | Quilting - Projects Half Done

    If you’re looking for a timeless hobby where you can use your hands, express your creativity and have a useful product afterward, then quilting may be for you.

    Quilters in the Projects Half Done (PhDs) group at the Carroll County Public Library described the activity as relaxing, therapeutic and “a little sanity outlet.”

    “It keeps your mind active. Senior citizens need things that keep your mind cranking,” Aggie Searcy said.

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  • Republicans host first Lincoln dinner Oct. 7

    State and national Republican representatives will be coming to Carrollton to speak to the party faithful at a Lincoln Day Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park at the shelter house behind the mini golf course.

    The Carroll County Republican Party will be hosting a fundraising event that will feature local musicians and BBQ provided by Tina’s Barbecue. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, State Sen. Paul Hornback, Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon and Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball will be traveling to Carrollton to speak to local Republicans.

  • Distilling roots run deep for Owen native

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    When James Neeley set sail from northern Ireland in 1740 for what would soon become the United States, he brought with him copper pot stills – tools of the trade for what would eventually become a way of life for his descendants in Owsley County, Ky.

  • New city building hits snag due to unexpected cost

    Engineer David Eberenz, with Heritage Engineering LLC, brought construction plans and bids for the new Ghent city building to the Ghent Commission special meeting Sept. 26, for the board’s approval.

    The bids came in higher than expected, over $434,000 from the lowest bidder of Perkins/Carmack Construction LLC out of Milford, Ohio.