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  • Fire destroys Ghent landmark

    Three Carroll County residents, including two juveniles, have reportedly confessed to setting fire to the contents of the Ghent Schoolhouse Sunday, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    The brick exterior of the building located on Hwy. 42 near the city limits, remains standing, but the building is considered a total loss, according a sheriff’s office news release. It has been vacant for about six or seven years.

  • CCAS celebrates Week for the Animals

    Members of Carroll County Animal Support donated 14 books to Kathryn Winn Primary School’s library Monday, April 11, as part of the local celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals. The books teach about how to care for pets and the importance of adopting shelter dogs and cats.

    Principal Gerda Wise received books from CCAS members Robin Caldwell, left, Executive Director Tammie Crawford, center, and Victoria Meister.

  • News briefs

    Carrollton officer saves
    child from injury

    A 3-year-old child narrowly escaped injury after the girl’s mother failed to respond as the child entered Hwy. 227 in Carroll County, according to a Carrollton Police Department news release.

  • County under state of emergency as Ohio River continues to rise

    Carroll County officials have declared a state of emergency as water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River.

    On Monday afternoon, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson issued the declaration for a state of emergency based on the series of storms that have swollen both the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers.

  • LeapFrog donates 50 books to Winn kindergarten class

    Good work, good deeds, good people and, in this case, good teachers, ultimately are recognized and rewarded.

    Alice England, a kindergarten teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary, recently received 50 LeapFrog reading books through LeapFrog’s new “Like. Give. Read." program. LeapFrog asked Facebook fans to nominate their kindergarten teachers for their hard work and dedication to teaching young children to learn to read. The names were included in a random drawing for up to 1,000 classrooms to receive the books.

  • There's a new doctor in the house

    Workers who sustain injuries on the job will find a new face at Carroll County Memorial Hospital ready to assist them with their recovery.

    Dr. Sherrell Nunnelley assumed his full-time role as medical director of occupational medicine two weeks ago, but he has been working at CCMH a couple of days each week for the past two months.

    “For the past 20 years, I have been taking care of all kinds of injuries,” Nunnelley said.

  • HAVE YOU MET ...?

    Sometimes, you gotta look that gift horse in the mouth.

    While the legal profession has given Carrollton resident Stan Billingsley plenty of “gifts” – including a stint in the Kentucky Legislature and a career as a lawyer and a judge in district and circuit courts – he has taken a critical look at the state’s legal ethics system through a thinly veiled parody of an existing case in his new book, “Alice vs. Wonderland: A Chilling Tale of the Abuse of Power in the Name of Lawyers’ Ethics.”

  • Hydro Green: Lock 1 decision to be made within year of permit

    The Kentucky River’s Lock and Dam No. 1 has “interesting potential” for a hydropower-generating unit, according to a Hydro Green Energy representative.

    Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy, responded Thursday to a News-Democrat article announcing his company’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a preliminary permit to study the feasibility of hydropower at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kentucky River Lock and Dam No. 1 located on the Kentucky River in Carroll County.

  • Port William Historical Society receives $3,500 from city budget

    Carrollton City Council allocated $3,500 to the Port William Historical Society, up $1,500 from the original amount set aside in the upcoming fiscal year 2011-12 city budget.

  • Book proceeds benefit lung disease

    The American Lung Association Golf Tour Book is now available by calling (877) 893-5864 or at www.kylung.org. Take a swing against lung disease. The “Lung Book” offers discounts at more than 470 golf courses, ranges and resorts. That’s more than 2,000 rounds. Cost is $35 for one book or buy three and get one free. Your purchase helps the 35 million people living with lung disease.