Local News

  • Shop with a Cop trail ride Oct. 1

    The seventh annual Shop With A Cop Trail Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. The event is a fundraiser for Shop With A Cop, which helps provide Christmas presents for needy children in Carroll County.

    The trail ride features a 10 to 15 mile ride through Carroll County. The ride begins at the horse park on Highway 55 near English at 10 a.m. The fee is $12 per person and $5 for children under 12.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 21, 2011

    Buildings zoned strictly commercial must be used for a business,
    city attorney said

  • It’s in her DNA: Herbst’s family has roots in Extension

    Being a county cooperative Extension agent is in Christin Herbst’s blood. Her grandfather, Bob Herbst, was an agent and worked in Extension administration. Her father, David Herbst, also was an agent and is the current Cooperative Extension Service Director for District 6, which covers the Green River/Mammoth Cave area.

    Now it is Christin’s turn to take the reins as she was recently named the Carroll County Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development.

  • Sheriff's Office Briefs - Sept. 21, 2011

    Ghent man arrested for allegedly stealing gun

    A man who alledgedly stole a handgun from a Ghent residence was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip Snyder, 30, of Ghent, broke down a door of the residence of Sharon Bemis. He went inside the home and allegedly stole a .357 Revolver Ruger. The burglary occurred at 709 Main Street, Ghent.

  • Alcohol sales prompt changes at General Butler

    Groups using General Butler State Resort Park facilities will notice new policies in place on bringing their own alcohol to the convention center and golf course.

    These changes come as the park begins selling alcohol under a license granted in August.

    Patrons heading to the park’s Two Rivers Restaurant also will now find they have the choice of ordering beer, liquor and wine with their meals.

  • Ghent zoning rules on semi parking draw fire from pair

    Zoning was at the root of a dispute that packed the room at the Sept. 13 Ghent City Commission meeting, filling it with tension even before Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey called the meeting to order.

  • Still searching

    As politicians fight amongst themselves and debate how to fix the economy and create jobs, Larry Green of Madison, Ind., continues to pound the pavement searching for work. Formerly a machinist with Arvin Meritor, he has been unemployed since 2008, and at 61 years old, said he has had trouble finding a job for a man his age. “They don’t want someone that’s got a lot of years,” he said.

  • Obama outlines plan to create more jobs

    On Sept. 8, President Barak Obama outlined to Congress his ideas for getting America out of a recession that has dragged on for several years and has cost millions of jobs.

    His $447 billion package, he says, will not add to the country’s deficit or “put a drag on our economy.”

  • First Responder Appreciation
  • Community Meet and Greet held at Butler this Saturday

    Local residents will have a chance to meet the new park manager, kids can enjoy activities and everyone can take free tours of the Historic Butler-Turpin House Saturday during a Community Meet and Greet program.

    General Butler State Resort Park is host to these activities from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 leading up to the final Play ‘Er Agin’ Series concert, park manager Jim Cooper said. All activities will take place on the back side of the park, where the Butler-Turpin House is located.