Local News

  • Playing in the park

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton held a Community Meet and Greet event Saturday, giving the community a chance to visit and meet new park manager Jim Cooper. The event featured fun for the kids, including tie-dying T-shirts and making ice cream in a bag.

  • KEVCO wins bid for bathhouse, pavillion at 2 Rivers RV park

    Carrollton City Council approved the bid from KEVCO Construction LLC for bid packages two and three of the 2 Rivers RV park Monday at a special meeting.

    The vote was 4-0 with council members Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Robb Adams and Adam Raker present. Craig said he would call KEVCO and ask when they could start construction.

  • Kruizin' Cars
  • 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.