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  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Milton VFD hosts fish fry; updates website The Milton Volunteer Fire Department will host it’s annual Labor Day Weekend Fish Fry from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, at Station 1 on the hilltop. The menu features fish, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, desserts and soft drinks. Funds raised will benefit the

  • Four departments work Milton fire

    The Trimble Banner Emergency responders from Milton, Bedford, Westside and La Grange fire departments responded to a house fire Wednesday morning, Aug. 25, on Richmond Road in Milton. The two-story, A-frame house is owned by Steve and Amy Renfro. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries. The fire was first report

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  • Two primary winners face fall challenge

    On Nov. 2, incumbents Sheriff Ben Smith and Constable Glenn Chatham will attempt to do the statistically impossible: Win back their seats in the general election as write-in candidates. Smith lost his seat in the May Democratic primary to Carrollton Police Officer Jamie Kinman by a vote of 1,191 to 837, while Chatham lost to former Carroll County Jailer David Miles by a vote of 385 to 289. Co

  • CLARIFICATION

    An article in the Sept. 1 edition of The News-Democrat on the proposal by Nam V.Do to move the Moore/Washburn cemetery on Gilgal Road is not connected with a nearby monastery. Nam confirmed Tuesday that his project at 1171 Gigal Road is not connected to the Bodhidharma Zen Monastery property, which is located at 1711 Gilgal Road. Luu Hong Ha, president of the Bodhidharma Zen Monastery, also co

  • Carroll native and rockabilly legend Art Adams to play at Gen. Butler concert series Saturday

    Carroll County native and rockabilly legend Art Adams returns to Carrollton this weekend for a hometown concert. The Art Adams Band, based in Plainfield, Ind., will bring Adams’ patented rockabilly sound to General Butler State Resort Park for the Sept. 18 “Play ’er Agin” Concert Series on the grounds of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House at the park at 7 p.m. Adams

  • Sisenstein recuperating at home after traffic accident

    Andy Sisenstein is recuperating at home from injuries sustained in an Aug. 26 traffic accident on Ky. Hwy. 36. Sisenstein was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. He spent several days in the Intensive Care Unit at the facility, his father, Jim Sisenstein said Tuesday. Sisenstein, a 2010 Carroll County High School graduate and standout in football, basket

  • Church’s century-old roof to be replaced

    After more than 100 years of service, the roof at St. John’s Catholic Church is being replaced. The new model is a driftwood-colored, barrel vault-style, Gerard stone-coated metal roof with a 50-year warranty, according to the Rev. Kuvungal Davy. “The color will not really fade,” he said. “It will not need any paintin

  • 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.