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  • 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.

  • Man who jumped from Pville bridge still missing

    Law enforcement continues its search for a Madison, Ind., man who reportedly jumped from the Kentucky River Bridge between Prestonville and Carrollton on Thursday, June 21.

    An anonymous person called the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday regarding a naked man standing on the rail of the bridge, which links Carrollton and Prestonville. According to a news release, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott arrived on scene about 30 seconds later.

  • State Police outline traffic, parking plan for QS400

    While last year’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway was largely a success, the traffic and parking problems left a bad taste in the mouths of many race fans. Because of this, Kentucky State Police took the reigns this year and presented its traffic and parking plan at a news conference Thursday, June 21, at the racetrack.