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  • Ghent man killed after struck by passing vehicle; KSP investigating

    A Ghent man was killed after he was struck on Hwy. 47 while attempting to remove his car from a ditch early Wednesday morning, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Aaron L. Martin, 24, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Carroll Coroner David Wilhoite. On Aug. 25 at 12:38 a.m., dispatchers from the Kentucky State Police Po

  • Ghent Fire Protection District votes to hold tax rate same

    The Ghent Fire Protection District board voted to keep the 2010-11 real property tax rate the same as in 2009-10 at 9.9 cents per $100. This means that for a $100,000 house, the tax rate will be $99 per year. With the 9.9-cent tax rate in 2009-10, the fire district generated $232,290 in revenue. This year, the revenue is estimated at $240,0

  • Sisenstein ‘serious but stable’ following collision Thursday

    A Carroll County man is in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident about four miles west of Carrollton on Ky. Hwy. 36 Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Sisenstein, of the Locust neighborhood, was flown from the scene by helicopter, according to Kentucky Stat

  • Media center gets a fresh look at Kathryn Winn Primary

    Students, parents and visitors walking in to the Kathryn Winn Primary media center for the first time this school year may need a double take. Home to the library and technology area, the room underwent a $10,000 remodel over the summer. According to Carroll County Schools Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad, the money came from the general

  • Property owner proposes relocating Washburn/Moore family cemetery

    Plans for the removal and reinterment of graves and cemeteries have become news in Carroll County during the past few weeks. In last week’s edition of The News-Democrat it was reported that Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a request by Kentucky Utilities for the relocation of an abandoned cemetery near Ghent. A public notice appears

  • Bids approved for two watershed projects

    Work is underway on two sections of Notch Lick Creek to clear rock, mud and debris from the creek bed. The projects are the latest to be bid under a federal “Watershed” program, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said during last week’s meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court. A federal proj

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Pie-baking contest returns to festival Make a mean apple pie? Then sign up to enter the Apple Pie Contest during the Trimble County Apple Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12. First place prize is $100 cash; second place, $50; and third place, $25. For information about the contest or to sign up, call Leslie Cutshaw at (502) 2

  • Shepherdsville firm wins library building project

    The Trimble Banner Trimble County is one step closer to getting a new library facility. The Board of Trustees for the Trimble County Public Library awarded the project Monday, Aug. 16, to EH Construction of Shepherdsville, Ky. The company was the lowest of six bids received for the project. Originally, 15 companies had expressed interest i

  • Commission OKs new flooring for Morgan center

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    New flooring is on its way to the Morgan Community Center.

  • Chamber honors community's best for 2010

    Rhonda Welch, Carroll County Schools and Cornerstone Floral and Gift were honored at the 13th annual Carroll County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday night at the General Butler State Resort Park conference center. Welch received the top honor, the Raymond Ray Community Service Award, while schools were recognized with the community impac