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  • 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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  • Carroll native earns medical degree from UK


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County native Erin Johnson has completed her medical degree.

    Johnson, the daughter of Hazel and David E. Wilhoite, of Carrollton, finished her residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics from the University of Kentucky.

    Johnson, originally a Carroll County native, graduated from Carroll County High School in 2000. She attended Transylvania University and received her bachelors degree in 2004.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 1, 2012

    Historic Preservation approves Streetscape

    The Streetscape Project, which would refurbish sidewalks and lampposts on the courthouse square in Carrollton, has been approved by the state Historic Preservation Office.

    While the paperwork had been pending since August 2009, it will now be sent back to Frankfort for more signatures.

  • Run/walk held Aug. 11 to honor an assault victim


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Three Carroll County moms are honoring Sarah Hart, an assault victim from Russell Springs, Ky.

    Leah Spencer, Julie Aulbach and Amy Alsup invite the community to come and participate in a “virtual run.”

    Run With All Your Hart Run/Walk will take place on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

  • ‘Sharing the Health’ at CCMH


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Nearly twice as many people than was expected attended the first Hispanic Health Fair at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Saturday, July 28.

    While 96 people pre-registered for the event, a total of 132 stopped by throughout the morning. The health fair was intended for Hispanic and low-income families in the area.

  • Ghent city clerk resigns

    The Ghent City Commission voted during a special meeting Tuesday, July 24, to approve the appointment of Robbin Powell as temporary city clerk/treasurer.

    The position was vacated Friday, July 11, when former clerk Bulinda Willis submitted her written resignation to Mayor Bill Mumphrey.

    Powell was hired to fill in until a permanent clerk is hired. Applications for the position are being accepted through Monday, Aug. 6.