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Today's News

  • City of Ghent breaks ground on new building

    The City of Ghent broke ground April 17, on the new city hall building. The site at Ann and Liberty streets will be the location of the 1,600-square foot, building. It will be the new home for the mayor’s and city clerk’s offices, as well as the location of future city commission meetings.

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  • Honk if you support public education

    Teachers wearing red shirts and holding signs stating their love for their schools lined both sides of the intersection at Hwy. 227 and U.S. 42, April 12. Most every car coming through the intersection was honking its horn and waving at the teachers, showing their support for public education.

    The teachers held a rally supporting teachers and public education in preparation for another day of protest in Frankfort, April 13.

  • Blocked

    A Transport Services tanker overturned just outside of Ghent Tuesday, April 17, blocking U.S. Hwy. 42 for about seven-and-a-half hours.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 9:07 a.m. about the overturned tanker at 6870 Hwy. 42 East between Ghent and North American Stainless.

    Ghent Fire Protection District, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County EMS and Carroll County Emergency Management responded.

  • Trimble wins All ‘A’ regional title off walk-off single, 4-3

    It was a pitchers’ duel all night long, with Carroll’s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble’s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All ‘A’ 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All ‘A’ state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.

  • City must tighten up to balance the FY budget

    Frankfort isn’t the only place making budget cuts. The city of Carrollton is currently projected to be over budget by $443,000 in fiscal year 2018-2019, so city council is looking for ways to trim down.

    Council held a special meeting April 12, to discuss the budget cuts. Councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Jeffrey Dickow and Doug Hill were present, along with Mayor Robb Adams and City Clerk/Treasurer Melinda Wright-Moore.

  • Computer upgrades for SO; Roads remain a major issue for county

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked James King of Noble Technology to evaluate the department’s computer systems. Marshall said the recommendation was for three new hard drive upgrades instead of five at $389.97 each. King also will transfer the data from the old drives to the new drives. The labor is estimated to take six to eight hours at $80 per hour for a maximum cost of $640.

  • Make a call to 811 part of your spring plans

    Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure that your buried utility lines are marked.

    Carrollton Utilities recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month.

  • Don’t be afraid to take on home renovation projects

    Inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” a local family updated their basement area with a modern farmhouse look for only $230.

    Jenna and Andy Groves of Carrollton did the work themselves to get the look of shiplap in their basement without having to pay the price for the rather expensive material.

    In a Tuesday interview, Jenna said she is a big fan of Chip and Joanna and is working to bring the look they feature in many of their projects to their home, which is the family home they purchased from her parents.