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  • Fostering becomes labor of love

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Commission fixes error, picks clerk candidate

    Ghent City Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn will be responsible as the second person signing the city’s checks. 

    During a special meeting Monday night, Mayor William Mumphrey told the commissioners that two weeks ago he had asked Lewellyn to add his name to the signature card at the bank so that the city could pay bills that were due.

    “I made a mistake,” Mumphrey said. “The mistake was not bringing the commission together to choose who they want to have put on the signature card.”

  • City, contractors OK RV park repairs

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry and members of Carrollton City Council met Tuesday, July 31 with the architects and contractors at the Two Rivers RV Park to hammer out a “punch list” of things that must be done for the campground project to be officially completed.

    The group first met at the park in the morning to tour the facility and determine how to best resolve problems that have plagued the project since it opened. Council then met in full in the afternoon to review the list of items that need to be addressed.

  • Kentucky ranks among bottom 20 for overall child well-being

     By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky is among the bottom 20 states for overall child well-being, ranking 35th, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count Data Book.

    The report, released Wednesday, shows that children in Kentucky suffer from financial instability but fare better in the areas of education and health.

  • Graves serves up fresh foods at Produce Market

     By BRAD BOWMAN

    Landmark News Service

    Owner and auctioneer David Neville didn’t just build a company that sells locally grown produce and goods.

    He also hired a chef to cook them.

    Kari Graves produces culinary gems with her own twist on traditional dishes.

  • Baby birds ring bells

    Two baby hummingbirds occupy a nest on the front porch of Robert and Lynda Stangle, who live on Hwy. 389 in English.

     

    The babies are approximately 6 weeks old. The mother hummingbird made her nest on the set of bells that the Stangle’s daughter-in-law, Shunuan Stangle, brought back from Taiwan. Her son Ajax, 2, had broken the set of bells, so his grandfather Robert made them into a wind chime. Ajax lives in Paducah, Ky., with his mother, his father Charley Stangle, and his 6-month-old brother Kench.

  • One person killed, three injured in collision involving ambulance       

     A July 24 collision between a Gallatin County ambulance and an SUV left one person dead and sent three others to the hospital, according to a Kentucky State Police news release  

    The crash occurred about 10 a.m. on Hwy. 127 North in Gallatin County, the release said. 

  • Trees available with donation to Arbor Day

    Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation’s Trees for America campaign for joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August, with a $10 donation. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6-12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

  • Veterans Recognition event Aug. 9

    On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7p.m., The Seventh Annual Veterans Recognition Event will be held at the Jon Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County.

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event.

    The featured speaker is a two-tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who will talk about his time in Iraq and his current issues with PTSD and TBI. His wife will participate in the presentation along with his service dog that is specifically trained to help with PTSD.

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