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Today's News

  • Ghent zoning appointments approved after controversy

    The third time, indeed, seems to be a charm.

    In a special meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Ghent City Commission voted to approve two appointments recommended by Mayor William Mumphrey to the city’s Planning and Zoning board.

    Once sworn in by County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Rusty Whisman will join as a new member and Ronnie Walker will commence a second term on the panel, which next meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at city hall.

  • River walk, splash park projects on the horizon

    City Council requested Mayor Gene McMurry ask David Lose from Lose & Associates to attend their next council meeting on March 12, if not sooner, to discuss the river walk and splash park projects, as well as the RV campground. City Attorney Nick Marsh also said the city needs to get a final cost estimate from Lose for their work on the downtown project.

  • Body may be missing Worthville resident

    Indiana authorities believe a body found along the Ohio River, about a half mile from Vevay, is that of 20-year-old Justin Hearn of Worthville.

    Hearn went missing Dec. 13, 2010, while on a duck-hunting trip with two friends, Joseph McDermott, then 21, and Jeremy Pence, then 20. The johnboat they were hunting in was submerged by a wave and they were tossed out. Both McDermott and Pence managed to swim to shore and survive the ordeal; searchers spent three days searching the freezing waters and found no sign of Hearn.

  • School menu: Feb. 22, 2012

    Assorted milk flavors are offered daily, menu is subject to change due to availability of food, breakfast is offered daily, milk, juice, fruit, toast, cereal, pastries and yogurt.
    Papa John’s will be at the high school Feb. 28.

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, Chicken fingers, roasted potatoes, green beans, applesauce hot roll and milk; breakfast, pancakes and bacon.
    Thursday, Feb. 23, Chicken noodle or tomato soup, hot dog, bun, mixed vegetables with ranch, fruit and milk; breakfast, chicken star on a biscuit.

  • Parks and recreation holds baseball, softball registration

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation will hold youth baseball and softball registration Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13 to March 2 on the third floor of the courthouse. There will be one registration day held 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    There are programs available for boys and girls ages 3 to 12.

    Age determination date is April 30, 2012 with the exception of girl’s softball which is Dec. 31, 2011.

    Registration fees are $25 for each child. Blastball (ages 3 and 4) is $15. There is a discount for siblings.

  • Vocational school to hold welding classes

    Kentucky Tech Carroll County Area and Vocational School is offering night classes for welding.

    Cost is $450 and depending on the interests of the applicants this class will focus on ARC (S.M.A.W.) and/or MIG (G.M.A.W.) Welding. The fee includes welding rods, gases, metals and other small shop tools.

    Class meets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 4-9 p.m. Classes run from Feb. 27 through March 21. Registration for night class will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Carroll County Vocational School.

  • Student of the week: Casey Riney

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Classes.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mr. Weedman because he is an awesome teacher.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Twightlight series”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Breaking Dawn”
    What do you like to do for fun? 
    “Play basketball.”

  • Seventh annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash set for Feb. 25

    The Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash returns to Kathryn Winn Primary for the seventh annual community literacy fair.

    The event will be held in the school gymnasium, cafeteria, and library/media center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The school offers plenty of space for children and families to participate in various literacy-based activities. The event, which involves over 20 community groups, celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who was born 108 years ago on March 2.

  • Anti-drug conference
  • Carroll County Public Library - Feb. 22, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 22: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 23: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, 4-6 years old, 1:30 p.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 24: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 25: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, “Puss in Boots,” 2 p.m.