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  • Tentative dates announced for upcoming closure and slide of Milton-Madison Bridge

    Closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is tentatively scheduled to occur Friday, March 14 at 12:01 a.m. with all lanes shut down until Friday, March 21 at approximately noon. Traffic will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, in order to move equipment into place. During this time, a flagger will allow traffic in each direction to pass. Inclement weather and other factors could alter the schedule.

  • Ghent man charged with child's death

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    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 

    In a news release Saturday, Kentucky State Police said Douglas Allen, 26, of Ghent was

    charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son. 

  • Ghent man charged with child's death

    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 

    In a news release Saturday, Kentucky State Police said Douglas Allen, 26, of Ghent was

    charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son. 

    Amanda Foster, Douglas Allen’s girlfriend and the victim’s mother, called 9-1-1 at 6:43 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 19 telling dispatchers the child had been discovered dead in his

    bed.

  • Ghent man charged with child's death

     Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000002752 StartFragment:0000001433 EndFragment:0000002716

    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 

    In a news release Saturday, Kentucky State Police said Douglas Allen, 26, of Ghent was

    charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son. 

  • Ghent man charged with child's death

     Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000002752 StartFragment:0000001433 EndFragment:0000002716

    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 

    In a news release Saturday, Kentucky State Police said Douglas Allen, 26, of Ghent was

    charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son. 

  • Jefferies charged with DUI, assault in connection with Hwy. 36 car wreck

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts arrested Donald Jefferies, 50, of Goshen, March 6, and charged him with DUI and three counts of first-degree assault, according to a state police news release.

  • Seuss’ birthday party filled with fun, games and reading
  • Spring break will not be used for make up days

    By a vote of 3-2, Carroll County Board of Education agreed Tuesday at a special meeting to continue adding on school days to the end of the year and not to use spring break week to make up any of the district’s 14 snow days. The last day of school for students is currently June 3. Spring break is scheduled for March 31-April 4.

  • Hwy. 36 car wreck leaves four injured

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 36 near Notch Lick Road in Carroll County Wednesday, Feb. 26. Carroll County Dispatch received a call about the incident at 11:36 a.m.

    Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton. 

  • Contractor selected for $7.8 million middle school renovation project

    Carroll County Board of Education awarded the Carroll County Middle School renovation project bid to Marrilla Design and Construction of Lexington, Ky., at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.

    The board received nine bids for the project, which were opened Feb. 6. Marrilla had the lowest bid for both the base and the alternates selected Feb. 11, by the board at a work session meeting, Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects said. The base bid for the project is $7,434,659 with alternates 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 selected for a total construction cost of $7,798,115.