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Today's News

  • City receives grant for river walk

    The city of Carrollton has received a $100,000 dollar-for-dollar matching Recreational Trails grant for the river walk project.

    Carroll County Community Development Coordinator Joan Moore made the announcement at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday.

    “I’m thrilled!” Moore said in an interview Tuesday. “We need to get started on that river walk. That’s what the community has wanted for years and years. This is a beginning.”

  • Dolente, Chapman surrender to police

    Two Carroll County residents allegedly implicated in a case involving a methamphetamine lab recently turned themselves in to police.

    Rhonda Chapman, 48 of Carrollton turned herself in to the Carrollton Police Department on Saturday, Nov. 12, according to Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Chapman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and controlled substance endangerment of a child.

  • 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.