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Today's News

  • Ghent hires new maintenance man

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    During the regular meeting of the Ghent City Commission on Nov. 14, the board unanimously voted to hire David “Scoobie” Hendren as the new maintenance man for the city of Ghent. Bobby Snow submitted his resignation letter to the board in October, after announcing he was running for Magistrate of District 3. He told the board he would stay till a replacement was found.

  • Council approves two change orders for river paths

    Carrollton City Council approved one change order each on the Ohio River walk and the Kentucky River walk, totaling more than $6,300, along with a one-week extension.

    The contractor for the Kentucky River trail, Ohio Valley Asphalt, requested an additional $2,399.80 to address an issue with lighting.

  • Bill would reduce criminal penalty for drug possession

    By JAMES MAYSE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Rep. Gerald Watkins, a Paducah Democrat who will serve in his last legislative session in 2018, hopes criminal justice bills for which he has advocated will be passed.

    Watkins has prefiled a bill that would lower the offense for first-degree possession of a controlled substance from a class D felony to a class A misdemeanor. The bill would also reduce the penalty for possession of fake controlled substances, and possession of a methamphetamine precursor, to a misdemeanor.

  • Contempt of court charge dropped against Willhoite

    Almost two years and eight months after Adam Horine was transported to Florida rather than Eastern State Hospital, the case has finally been closed. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and CPD Officer Ron Dickow were acquitted of criminal charges in March 2016, and Dickow’s actions were ruled not contemptuous in October 2016. However, Judge Karen Thomas’ decision to hold Willhoite in contempt was suspended, and he was ordered to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County.

  • Bringing Kysoc back to life

    Nestled in the woods at 1902 Easterday Road in Carrollton sits what Dave Smith calls our hidden gem, Camp Kysoc.

    Smith, of Carrollton, said he walks in the camp almost every night along the almost two miles of paved paths. “I am not sure that most of Carroll County knows what is hidden behind the Rotary Lodge,” he said in an interview at the camp Dec. 8.

    Magistrate Kerry Graham was appointed by County Judge-executive Bobby Lee Westrick to create a committee of volunteers to evaluate, estimate and prioritize the needs of revitalizing Camp Kysoc.

  • Live Your Passion - T- Travel | Warrena nd Susan McEuen

    Interested in traveling to Paris, Rome or Beijing? What about Boston, Seattle or Key West?

    Warren and Susan McEuen of Carrollton have been to all of those places and many more over the years and would be the perfect resource for information.

    To them, traveling and discovering the world isn’t something reserved for only the rich and famous. It can be done by virtually anyone who has done his/her research ahead of time.

  • iLEAD Academy hosts first pop up shop Dec. 14, as a field trip fundraiser

    iLEAD Academy is hosting its first-ever pop up shop on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 4-8 p.m. For the past several weeks, students have been creating a variety of hand-made, holiday-themed items that will be available for purchase the night of the pop up shop. All proceeds from sales will go towards students’ expenses for various educational field trips at iLEAD.

  • Public employees hurt taxpayers by misusing voting time

    Bowling Green Daily News

    Voting in this country is a privilege and a civic responsibility.

  • State offers many holiday options for families to celebrate together

    With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, the window to buy gifts and take part in seasonal activities is quickly drawing to a close. 

    The good news is that, if you’re still unsure of what to get or what to do, there is still time to bring everything together and to do it in a way that highlights Kentucky’s unique nature.

  • CCMS cheerleaders win big at competition