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  • Arrest made by KSP in fatal incident

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carrollton man in connection with the fatal traffic incident resulting in the death of Aaron L. Martin, 24, from Ghent. Trooper Brandon Maupin arrested Donnie F. Ketterer Jr., 36, at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 1, according to a news release. Ketterer is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to re

  • Race drivers stress SMART driving

    Carroll County High School was the scene of what could be best described as a pep rally for smart driving last Thursday. A safety team from the Indy Lights auto racing series gave a presentation on safe driving for the student body, a promotional event connected to last weekend’s IndyCar and Indy Lights races at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • The Rev. Cecil Ellison celebrates 100 years

    Cecil Ellison is a walking history book. The residents and staff at New Horizons Assisted Living Center helped him celebrate his 100th birthday last Thursday with cake and ice cream. Retired from the ministry, Ellison has been a resident at New Horizons since October 2007. Ellison was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Casey County, Ky., “at a little crossroads called Mt. Olive, Ky., abo

  • Ghent man killed after struck by passing vehicle; KSP investigating

    A Ghent man was killed after he was struck on Hwy. 47 while attempting to remove his car from a ditch early Wednesday morning, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Aaron L. Martin, 24, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Carroll Coroner David Wilhoite. On Aug. 25 at 12:38 a.m., dispatchers from the Kentucky State Police Po

  • Ghent Fire Protection District votes to hold tax rate same

    The Ghent Fire Protection District board voted to keep the 2010-11 real property tax rate the same as in 2009-10 at 9.9 cents per $100. This means that for a $100,000 house, the tax rate will be $99 per year. With the 9.9-cent tax rate in 2009-10, the fire district generated $232,290 in revenue. This year, the revenue is estimated at $240,0

  • Sisenstein ‘serious but stable’ following collision Thursday

    A Carroll County man is in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident about four miles west of Carrollton on Ky. Hwy. 36 Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Sisenstein, of the Locust neighborhood, was flown from the scene by helicopter, according to Kentucky Stat

  • Media center gets a fresh look at Kathryn Winn Primary

    Students, parents and visitors walking in to the Kathryn Winn Primary media center for the first time this school year may need a double take. Home to the library and technology area, the room underwent a $10,000 remodel over the summer. According to Carroll County Schools Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad, the money came from the general

  • Property owner proposes relocating Washburn/Moore family cemetery

    Plans for the removal and reinterment of graves and cemeteries have become news in Carroll County during the past few weeks. In last week’s edition of The News-Democrat it was reported that Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a request by Kentucky Utilities for the relocation of an abandoned cemetery near Ghent. A public notice appears

  • Bids approved for two watershed projects

    Work is underway on two sections of Notch Lick Creek to clear rock, mud and debris from the creek bed. The projects are the latest to be bid under a federal “Watershed” program, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said during last week’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court. A federal proj

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Pie-baking contest returns to festival Make a mean apple pie? Then sign up to enter the Apple Pie Contest during the Trimble County Apple Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12. First place prize is $100 cash; second place, $50; and third place, $25. For information about the contest or to sign up, call Leslie Cutshaw at (502) 2