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  • Prestonville progresses on rec center, city hall
  • Relay to top $80,000

    Donations continue to roll in, but Carroll County Relay for Life had raised $79,835 as of Saturday morning.

  • Ghent OKs bid for water line project

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    The News-Democrat

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the lowest of two bids sought to replace a culvert on Ferry Street, from the corner of U.S. 42 to Davis Street. The vote was made during the commission’s regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

  • CCHS ranks high in Post challenge

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School has been ranked with Ryle, Manual, North Oldham, Ballard and Covington Latin in the recent Washington Post High School Challenge.

    The High School Challenge is “a measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college,” according to the Washington Post website.

    Carroll County was ranked 12th, right after Woodford County and before Ryle High School.

  • Fireworks return for the Fourth

    A 24-minute firework display over the Ohio River will highlight the first July Fourth Family Celebration, a free event July 3-4 at Point Park. The festival will feature bands, arts and crafts booths, a flea market, food vendors, a car show and inflatables.

    Music will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m., however vendors will be set up in the afternoon. The event will kick back up at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with the Kentucky Kruizers car show beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.

  • Ghent still without P&Z administrator

    Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey informed the city commissioners at the June 12 meeting that the time had passed for them to approve any candidate for the zoning administrator position on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

    “Mayor, I don’t think that’s right,” Commissioner Kenny Barr said, referring to the city’s own ordinances regarding appointments.

  • Rabourn, Brent to wed June 23

     Gary Rabourn of Carrollton and Rosey Meadows of Carrollton would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Susie Rabourn to Michael Brent of Carrollton, son of Larry Brent of Henry County and Donna Miller of Henry County.

    The ceremony will take place Saturday, June 23, 2012, at English Christian Church in Carrollton with a reception immediately following at News Auction in Carrollton. The celebration is by invitation only.

    After a brief honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. the couple will reside in Carrollton.

  • Thrills and Chills
  • Relay for Life event Friday, Saturday

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The 2012 edition of Carroll County’s Relay for Life will feature new events, including a Red Solo Cup architecture contest and a live auction. Relay will be held June 15 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Carroll County fairgrounds.

    Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m., during which the Pentecostals of Carrollton group will be singing.

  • Have you met ... Tom Turner

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Have you met Tom Turner? If you have, you may not recognize him, now. No one else does.

    The 66-year-old former welding teacher at the Carroll County Area Technology Center recently lost 270 pounds. He is a man of many talents, who not only enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and cooking, but was also an accomplished ballroom dancer for years.

    Tom taught at the vocational school from 1987 until he retired in 2003. He moved back to Carrollton in December.