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Today's News

  • Board allows Nohners to park trucks at home

    Gary and Cheryl Nohner may legally park their commercial tractor-trailers on their property on Fishing Street in Ghent.

    After two public hearings and a meticulous review of the facts by Chairman Thomas Sibley, the city’s three-member Board of Adjustments upheld the Nohners’ appeal of a zoning violation issued Sept. 9 by David Hendren, acting as the city’s zoning administrator.

  • Entries sought for parade

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for the Dec. 3 Carrollton Christmas parade, part of A Christmas Carroll.

    Businesses, churches and local organizations are encouraged to take part in the event. It is free to enter.

    Decorate with a Christmas theme. Business prizes include advertising totalling $300 from WKID-FM, $200 from The News-Democrat and $150 from WIKI-FM. Prizes are $100 and a trophy in church and youth divisions.

    For information, contact Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669 or the chamber office at (502) 732-7034.

  • KSP arrests CCHS teacher on sexual abuse charges

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County High School teacher for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

    Through investigation, it was determined that John F. Jones IV (known as ‘Jay Jones’), 32, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female student while in school, according to a KSP news release.

  • Debating the city’s fire chief position

    After nearly an hour of debate Monday night, the question of whether the city of Carrollton will continue with a paid fire chief remains unanswered.

    Mayor Gene McMurry presented council with a revised job description for the advanced fire engineer/telecommunications officer that moves many of the fire chief’s duties to this position, sparking the discussion.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Nov. 9, 2011

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; luncheon provided by Burlington Pharmacy, 11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Nov. 11, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Nov. 14, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner provided by the JAG students and staff, noon.

  • Scouting for Food kicks off annual collection drive Saturday

    As the economy has affected millions of people throughout the United States, Carroll County is no different. The lack of permanent, full-time work has resulted in many people turning to the Carroll County Food Pantry. 

  • Salads are tasty option for Thanksgiving

    I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. We certainly did at the Bealls home in Ghent.  Every year we sit out in their carport, wrapped up in coats and blankets and enjoy all of the trick-or-treaters.

  • Hope Clinic serves area residents

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    The waiting room at the Hope Health Clinic in Oldham County was crowded Monday morning — but it wasn’t full of patients.

    It was packed with excited supporters, volunteers and workers, all there for a special announcement.

    “They always told me to speak softly and carry a big check,” said Susan Zepeda, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

  • State to get $24 million to help families heat homes

    From KPA News Content Service

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Monday announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

    The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services released funding for states’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, which help families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

  • Blaze destroys structure in Worthville, no one injured

    Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Worthville Thursday, Nov. 3. No one was injured in the incident.

    The call was dispatched at 10:08 a.m. to 1711 Buffalo Road. Worthville Volunteer Fire Department went en route at 10:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 10:21 a.m. Ghent Fire Protection District, Sanders Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded through mutual aid with water and personnel. Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Deputies J.T. Shaw and Daniel Rose also responded to the call.