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Today's News

  • Ghent commissioners receive assignments, discuss new city building

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Jan. 10, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn started the new year by appointing commissioners to oversee several areas of the city.

    Lewellyn told the board he would like to appoint each of them to be responsible for an area.

    He asked Commissioner Larry Hearn to oversee the streets in the city. If Hearn saw anything that needed attention, he was to call the city maintenance person, Bobby Snow. If he was unsuccessful at getting in touch with Snow, he was to call Lewellyn.

  • Strickland joins the staff of The News-Democrat

    After working as a customer service and sales rep, Sara Strickland was looking for a career change. She found it at The News-Democrat, becoming the circulation coordinator for Carrollton’s weekly newspaper.

    Born in Madison, Ind., Strickland grew up in nearby Hanover, Ind. She is the daughter of Cara Wingham Meador and Rick Mahoney and has two sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Trimble County High School in 2009 and was a stay-at-home mom with her 3-year-old daughter, Parker, and worked as a customer service representative at VF Outlet in Carrollton.

  • How Kentucky’s non-compliance with Real ID may cause you real problems

    By JACK BRAMMER

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s decision to ignore federal security regulations for driver’s licenses will begin inconveniencing residents in coming weeks, and the pain is expected to become widespread by early next year.

  • Northern Kentucky hosts legislative forum Feb. 11

    The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Kenton Garage.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 19, 2017

    Winter Reading Challenge for kids, take a challenge to complete six of the nine reading challenges for your age and win a free book of your choice, through the month of January for ages 0-4 and 5 and up. For all ages: there is a new list for 2017, if this is your first year, you can jump in by reading a new book each month from one of the categories and be entered to win fun prizes monthly and at the year-end. For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

    New events

    Friday, Jan. 20: Board of Trustees meeting, noon.

  • Senior Calendar | Jan. 19, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

  • Meeting Ramsey
  • Boys struggle on the boards in loss to Owen

    The rebounding disparity, especially on the offensive glass, was the biggest factor in Carroll County’s loss to Owen County Tuesday night. The Rebels grabbed 19 offensive rebounds–the same number of defensive rebounds the Panthers tallied–and outrebounded the Panthers 41-22 overall. Tied 22-22 at halftime, Owen County outscored Carroll County 36-20 in the second half to win, 58-42.

  • Lady Panthers make a comeback but fall just short against Owen

    A poor shooting first half put the Carroll County Lady Panthers in a hole they almost dug out of before dropping a 31st District game to Owen County, 38-33, Tuesday night.

  • Lady Panthers fall in All ‘A,’ 41-34

    Coming off its best game of the season, the Carroll County Lady Panthers hoped the consistency would carry over into the semifinal 8th Region All “A” game Jan. 11, at Gallatin County High School.

    While Carroll played well, inconsistent play resulted in the Lady Panthers losing to Walton-Verona, 41-34.