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  • Ag Commissioner visits Carroll

    State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Carroll County Friday, June 29 during a five-county meet-and-greet tour. Before coming to Carroll, he had visited Owen and Gallatin counties and would visit Trimble and Anderson counties later in the day.  

    Comer said Carroll was his 83rd county stop; his goal is to visit all 120 counties during his first year in office. He said he goes out twice a week on visits and spends the other three days in Frankfort.

  • Former VP Stephens named CCHS principal

    Tom Stephens is the new principal at Carroll County High School.

    The CCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council announced July 1 that Stephens, who had served as the school’s assistant principal the past 10 years, replaces former Principal John Leeper, who is the new principal at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County, Kentucky.

    “What is most important to CCHS are the students,” Stephens said, referring to his goals for the school. “Every decision we make will come down to what is best for our students.”

  • Burn alert is issued for county

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to issue a burn warning, instead of putting a burn ban in place as some 70 other Kentucky counties have done due to the heat and dry conditions.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its Friday meeting that he doesn’t want to put a burn ban in place because it would restrict use of fireworks and mean that those camping in the county, at places such as General Butler State Resort Park, could not make fires or use grills.

  • CCMH campuses to go tobacco-free by Sept. 1

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital and its five physician practices will become tobacco-free campuses by Sept. 1.

    Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey announced that the tobacco-free campuses will apply to all interior and exterior areas of the hospital and its five physician practices in three locations including Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw. The hospital’s board of directors and the medical staff voted in May to transition the campuses of the facilities to be tobacco-free by Sept. 1, he said.

  • Sanders man found after 9-hour search

    A Valley Haven Nursing Home resident who had walked away from the facility was found by a member of the Sanders Fire Department on June 3. The 71-year-old man was found unharmed.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Cable said the man left Valley Haven at approximately 11:30 a.m., and Clay was dispatched to Sanders at 1 p.m. He conducted an immediate search of the area and then asked Carroll County Rescue and Sanders Fire Department to respond.

  • Chamber, Kroger, Walmart host NASCAR events

    NASCAR fans with a taste for racing won’t go hungry in Carroll County this week.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and stores such as Kroger and Walmart will serve up a buffet full of racing-themed activities, and fans can go back for more Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    All of the events are part of the fanfare leading up to Saturday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

    It all kicks off Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the Kroger store on Hwy. 227.

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  • Ghent lawsuit could go to mediation in September

    A proposed settlement to the lawsuit filed in November in Carroll County Circuit Court by Ghent residents Gary and Cheryl Nohner against the city of Ghent and several city officials has been declined.

    In addition to the city of Ghent, the suit names as defendants  the Ghent Board of Zoning Adjustment; Mayor William Mumphrey; and Planning and Zoning Commissioners David Hendren, Karen Browning and Caroline Reisner. Mumphrey, Hendren, Browning and Reisner are named as defendants in both their official capacities with the city and as individuals.

  • Hayley Franklin vies for Miss Kentucky crown

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    This year’s Miss Kentucky just might come from Carroll County.

    Hayley Franklin is well-known for her pageant work all over the region and the state, and this July she will be competing for the crown of Miss Kentucky 2012. She will be representing Miss Heart of the East, a title she won this spring.