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Today's News

  • Dow Corning, Arkema donate funds to Carroll County groups, projects

    The Community Advisory Panel for Dow Corning and Arkema last week approved its list of projects and organizations to be supported in 2012.

    CAP oversees distribution of $20,000 in funds aimed at addressing community concerns each year. Arkema and Dow Corning each contributes $10,000 to the fund.

    From its share, Arkema will provide $2,500 for two Industry Career Scholarships to Carroll County High School students. The two $1,250 scholarships will be renewable for four years.

  • Have you met ... Linda Aguazul

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Few students from this Carroll County get to attend “The No. 1 high school in the nation,” but Linda Aguazul, a senior this year at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was born and raised here.

    Gatton Academy was recently named the top high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine, according to the Newsweek website. Gatton is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • County ethics board filled, two Ghent complaints to be addressed

    With the appointment of two new members, the Carroll County Ethics Commission’s first order of business may be to investigate complaints of ethics violations among Ghent city officials.

    County Judge-Excutive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the commission has been unable to meet recently because two members had resigned after being appointed to other boards in the county. Members cannot serve on any other governmental boards or commissions during their terms on the Ethics Commission.

  • 38 candidates file for city, county offices

    Voters in Carroll County will decide on numerous local races in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Candidates will be vying to represent Districts 1, 2 and 3 on the Carroll County School Board; and for spots on the Carrollton City Council and the city commissions of Ghent, Sanders, Worthville and Prestonville; and for Commonwealth Attorney; circuit clerk; and soil commissioner.

    The following are the names of 38 people who filed before the deadline, which was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • Wheeler named Champions coordinator

    When the opportunity to take on a new challenge came along this summer, Misty Wheeler was ready.

    After 10 years as director of the Lighthouse afterschool program for fourth- through eighth-graders at Carroll County Middle School, Wheeler has been named coordinator of Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County.

    “I’m sad to leave the Lighthouse,” Wheeler said Monday. “I loved every minute of it. It was very rewarding, and it was great to see so many kids go through the program.”

  • Deadline to run for office is Tuesday

    Voters in Carroll County will decide on numerous local races in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Candidates will be vying to represent Districts 1, 2 and 3 on the Carroll County School Board; and for spots on the Carrollton City Council and the city commissions of Ghent, Sanders, Worthville and Prestonville; and for Commonwealth’s Attorney; circuit clerk; and soil commissioner.

    The deadline to file as a candidate is 4 p.m. tomorrow – Tuesday, Aug. 14.

     

  • Panthers scrimmage at fall camp
  • Family welcomes baby boy | Aug. 8, 2012

    April Puckett and Matthew Franklin announce the birth of their son, Levi Antony Franklin, born, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long.

    His big sister, Tabitha Puckett 31/2 years old helped welcome Levi home.

    Maternal grandparents are Angie Puckett of Lockport, Ky. and the late Mike Puckett.

    Paternal grandparents are Linda and Jimmy Franklin of Ghent, Ky.

  • Caton-Logan to wed Aug. 25

    Brett and Denise Caton of Worthville are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Amanda Caton to Cody Logan, the son of Matthew and Carol Logan of Jonesville, Ky.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School and is employed by North American Stainless in Ghent.

    The groom-to-be is a 2004 Owen County High School graduate and is employed at Bowlin Energy. 

    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 25, 2012, at 6 p.m., The couple plan to reside in Owen County.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 8, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    August 2012- Supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 8: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 9: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Learn to play ping-pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 13: Monday movie, “Madness” with Henry Fonda, cookies, 9:30 a.m.