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Today's News

  • Celebrating the Red, White and Blue
  • Renschler, Baker join to light up events with fireworks

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were one of the approximately four to five thousand people who turned out on the Fourth of July for fireworks, you saw John Renschler’s pyromania first hand.

    Renschler met Mark Baker in 2006, close to when Baker opened his business Freedom Fireworks.

    Since then, John has worked on firework shows for about 20 years for various companies, including Summer Blast in Somerset.

  • Cattle at risk of nitrate poisoning during extreme drought

     Due to the extreme drought conditions throughout Kentucky, it is important to be aware of nitrate poisoning that may occur as a consequence of nitrate accumulation in certain forages.  

    Nitrate concentrations tend to be higher at the base of the plants and higher in the stalks than the leaves.

    Grains, seeds and leaves do not accumulate significant nitrate levels.

    Plants with high stem-to-leaf ratios are the most likely to cause nitrate intoxication. 

  • Ghent P&Z names new zoning administrator

    Despite the chairman’s resignation and the failure of the mayor and city commission to appoint a zoning administrator, Ghent’s Planning and Zoning Commission resolved last week to continue to get the city’s work done.

    Karen Browning was elected chairman to replace Rusty Whisman, who submitted his resignation from the commission on May 24 to Mayor William Mumphrey. Browning, who was chairman in 2011, will serve out the remainder of Whisman’s term through December.

  • Extension office provides yoga class, youth sewing camp

     This Saturday, July 14 is the first session of a series of four Saturday morning Yoga classes to be held at the Extension office. Each class will run from 9-10 a.m. which gives you the rest of Saturday for yourself.

    The instructor is Carol Romero who has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years and is a Certified Yoga instructor with the Royal School of Yoga. This week’s topic is “Yoga for Managing Stress”.

  • New clinic offers drug treatment for opiates

    A new clinic opening in Carroll County puts those addicted to opiate medications, such as OxyCotin, morphine and heroin, on a path to recovery.

    SelfRefind is scheduled to see its first patients July 21 above the new Kentucky Urgent Care center located at 329 Floyd Dr.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals declines to block release of child abuse records

     By Beth Musgrave

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Court of Appeals declined Monday to halt the release of thousands of pages of documents about children who were killed or seriously injured from abuse and neglect.

    In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeals denied the Cabinet for Health and Family’s Services motion for a stay, pending the outcome of an appeal of a lower court’s order to release the documents.

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals declines to block release of child abuse records

     By Beth Musgrave

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Court of Appeals declined Monday to halt the release of thousands of pages of documents about children who were killed or seriously injured from abuse and neglect.

    In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeals denied the Cabinet for Health and Family’s Services motion for a stay, pending the outcome of an appeal of a lower court’s order to release the documents.

  • Bridge on Locust Road closed for repairs

    Road closings for bridge work and heating and cooling work at the courthouse were among the project-oriented discussion that dominated Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    The county did not learn until calls started coming in Monday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was going to close Hwy. 1492 on Locust Road to replace a bridge over Locust Creek.

  • Registration set for GED classes

     Jefferson Community and Technical College-Adult Education will hold registration for its GED classes on the first and third Mondays of the month or by appointment.

    Daytime classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays with reading from 9-10 a.m., language from 10-11 a.m., math from 11 a.m. to noon and open tutoring from noon to 1:30 p.m.

    Evening classes are set for Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with open tutoring 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    The JCTC Adult Education Program is located at 324 Main Street, on the third floor in room 304.