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  • Beautification project

    Early Sunday morning, Walmart manager Lisa Brown, several Walmart employees and their children met at the store’s outdoor shop to organize a flower brigade. The volunteers planted four pickup loads of flowers and bushes and laid a trailerful of mulch on Hwy. 227 at the ramps to I-71. Brown said Walmart wants to be a partner in the community and to help in anyway it can to make people proud to live here and encourage visitors come back.

  • Ghent car fire

    The Ghent Fire Protection District extinguished a car fire on Hwy. 227 Wednesday.

    Vickie Payton had just pulled up to Jeff Flood State Farm at 2030 Hwy. 227 when she smelled and saw smoke coming from the car. She attempted to lift the hood, but it was already on fire.

    Payton, her daughter and her two grandchildren exited the vehicle and were unharmed.

  • Crusade for Children

  • Pastor, CFD prevent fire at local church

    An electrical short caused a smoldering fire at Relevant Church in Carrollton Saturday night, according to Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews of the Carrollton Fire Department.

    Carroll County dispatch received a report of smoke at the church at 8:55 p.m.; CFD arrived on scene at 8:59 p.m.

    Dews said Pastor Rusty Bennett noticed the smoke when he was changing an exterior entrance light. Dews said when the fire department arrived on scene, there was smoke coming out from the back side of the building.

  • Special pricing offer for locals brings tickets to $10, $20

    Ticket prices as low as $10 and a new downtown racing festival are set for Carroll County residents as a week of racing comes to Kentucky Speedway, bringing its first Sprint Cup race next month.

    Kentucky Speedway officials invited local industry, business and elected leaders to the track June 1 to announce special ticket prices for Carroll County residents to attend Thursday and Friday races.

  • Council brief - June 1, 2011

    Carrollton city council approved spending $47,647.80 on 18 metal light fixtures for the Two Rivers RV park and a section of trail along the Kentucky River to Point Park at a special meeting held Tuesday morning. Councilman Adam Raker was not present.

    The lights will match those currently in the downtown historic district.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the lights do not need to be bid out because the city has a sole source for the lights. He said Lose & Associates Project Manager Michael Pavin searched all over and found only one supplier.

  • Sixth Street residents ask city council to act on problems with local youth

    Editor’s note: Due to an error in reporting, the information presented by one resident of the Sixth and Hawkins streets area was attributed to the wrong person. To correct this error, the information follows in this updated article with the comments attributed to the correct residents.

     

    By JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

  • Carroll falls to Henry in district title game

    The Carroll County Panthers “ran into a buzz saw” Wednesday May 25 against Henry County in the 31st District championship. The Panthers lost 13-3, giving them a 0-3 record against the Wildcats this season.

    “They’re good, they’re flat out good,” head coach Jay Jones said. “We’ve beat them for two and a half years, three years now and taken it for granted. They’re stinkin’ good. They’ve won 13 games in a row, and they’ve beat all the big schools.”

  • Carroll falls to Henry in district title game

    The Carroll County Panthers “ran into a buzz saw” Wednesday May 25 against Henry County in the 31st District championship. The Panthers lost 13-3, giving them a 0-3 record against the Wildcats this season.

    “They’re good, they’re flat out good,” head coach Jay Jones said. “We’ve beat them for two and a half years, three years now and taken it for granted. They’re stinkin’ good. They’ve won 13 games in a row, and they’ve beat all the big schools.”

  • Games, coloring books among items collected for Nab, Meffords

    A Carrollton youth is collecting games to honor his friends Kameron Nab and Conner and Dane Mefford.

    Trystan Amick, with help from his mother Belinda, came up with the idea to hold a “game drive” as a way to help his friends and others who have to frequent hospitals for medical treatment.

    His mother explained that games wear out quickly because, between each use, they have to be wiped down before being used again. They simply don’t last long under those conditions.