Local News

  • 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.

  • Band & BBQ at the Point
  • We will never forget.
  • Fiscal court honors Pam Browning with proclamation

    A crowd of family and former team members of Carroll County basketball stand-out Pam Browning filled fiscal court’s chambers Tuesday for recognition of her upcoming induction in the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.

    “This is quite an honor for someone in our community,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said.

    The court adopted a resolution making Sept. 19-25 Pam Browning Week in Carroll County. That’s when UK will formally induct Browning into the hall of fame.

  • Big Bro/Big Sis extends reach in second year

    In its second year of existence, the Carroll County Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is expanding.

    Barbara Daugherty, match specialist with Carroll County Big Brothers/Big Sisters, said the program has grown to serve 18 “littles” this year. The program calls children “littles” and the adults matched with them “bigs.”

    Daugherty said there are several bigs and littles in the process now of getting into the program.

  • Park project to cost almost $13.7 million, 10 years to finish

    After months of planning and work, Lose & Associates revealed the Point Park master plan at the Carrollton City Council meeting to a tune of almost $13.7 million. This includes a 20 percent contingency, 10 percent construction contingency, 5 percent engineering and design fee and 4 percent contract mobilization and permit fee on each phase. A breakdown of the total cost can be found on page 2.

    In a Tuesday interview, Mayor Gene McMurry estimated the project would take about 10 years to complete depending on the economy and how quickly grant money becomes available.