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  • 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.

  • Council: No long-term stays for now

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday night to table its discussion on long-term, off-season camping at the Two Rivers Campground until a later date.

    Instead, council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2012-23 amending the campground rates without it. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilman Larry Morgan absent. The second reading will be held June 25.

  • HVAC estimates high, road projects to be bid

    Bids for replacing the heating and cooling system at the old Carroll County Courthouse came in above what officials had estimated, while those for electrical upgrades for the historic building were in line with their expectations.

    This assessment came from county Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson at Friday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Muddy Good Time!

    About 1100 people competed in the Mudathon held at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday.