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  • Back to school at Christian Academy
  • Smith to run as write-in; four seek mayor’s post

    Carroll County voters this fall will have plenty of decisions to make, as many of the city races are contested and write-in candidates have filed for the sheriff and district two constable races. Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith will be running as a write-in candidate this fall, according to records provided by deputy county clerk Patti Mefford.

  • Historic Ghent home damaged by arsonist

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson that occurred at an historic home in Ghent late Friday. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw responded to a call at 10:30 p.m. at The Poet’s House Bed and Breakfast, 501 Main Street in Ghent. There, Shaw found that a perpetrator or perpetrators ha

  • City looks to increase tax rate by 4 percent

    Carrollton City Council unanimously passed the first reading for a 4 percent increase on the advalorem tax rate for 2010-11 at its meeting Aug. 9. The second reading will take place at its next meeting, Aug. 23. Ordinance 2010-12 set the advalorem tax rate at 29 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation on all real property and all personal t

  • Ky. Speedway owner hopes plans take flight

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith plans to spare no expense in getting Kentucky Speedway ready for its inaugural Sprint Cup race, which is less than 11 months away. Smith announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, the facility will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. SMI owns

  • Transfer of proposed JCTC campus site to cost $600,000

    Transfer of property formerly associated with Easter Seals Camp Kysoc from Cardinal Hills Healthcare System to the Kentucky Department of Parks is imminent, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Thirty of the 124-acres are expected to be deeded almost immediately thereafter to the Jefferson Communi

  • Barnes quits VFD chief post

     “I’ve enjoyed my years of serving the community and I’m going to miss it.” Ronnie Barnes, Fire Chief of the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department since 1995, has announced his upcoming resignation citing an inability to work effectively with Trimble County Fiscal Court. Barnes has not yet announced the ef

  • Haney finds inspiration at two-week NASA camp

    While many 16-year-olds are spending the summer at the pool or working part-time jobs, one Trimble County High School student got the chance of a lifetime – to be educated by NASA. Daniel Haney traveled 1,800 miles away from his family in Bedford to Puerto Rico for NASA’s two-week

  • An illuminating task

    Despite some nailbiting on the part of Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson Jr., improvements at Trimble County High School should be completed by the start of school Aug. 12. Arrow Electric of Louisville completed installation of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system in the gymnasium, which also received

  • ACT scores rise for 2009-10 juniors

    Trimble County High School juniors continued last year to improve their scores on the ACT test. The state Department of Education began requiring all juniors to take the standardized exam, usually used for college admission, regardless of whether they planned to pursue higher education. Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson said Fr