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Today's News

  • Trolley would benefit the city

    Isn’t the prospect of a trolley in Carrollton exciting? I do so hope this comes to pass. While not a great traveler, over the years, I have ridden on trolleys in Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass., Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; San Francisco (of course!); Panama City, Fla.; and yes, in Madison, Ind.  In Chicago, Ill., I have ridden one of the many free trolleys that go all over the downtown area. They have been terrific modes of transportation in each place, sometimes part of a tour of the city and other times, just a way to get from point A to point B

  • Paula Deen’s remarks evoke over-reaction by national sponsors

    I find it ironic that the television media and tabloids have grabbed the torches and pitchforks to drive Paula Deen out of her cable television empire for admitting to, way in the past, making racist remarks, telling unfortunate jokes or having had a fascination with an overly romanticized idea of life on a southern plantation: Wealthy whites being served by blacks – whether as pre-Civil War slaves or post-Emancipation free men and women.

  • Community Calendar | Week of July 3, 2013

    Wednesday, July 3

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Thursday, July 4
    Independence Day

  • Ghent KU employees win governor’s safety award

    Employees at the Ghent generating station near Carrollton have reason to celebrate. Plant employees have received the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Award for outstanding safety performance. Ghent employees won the award for working 1,272,552 hours and have since hit the 1.4-million-hour mark. Their last lost-time injury was in December 2009.

  • Founding fathers guaranteed Americans religious freedoms

    As we celebrate another Independence Day as Christians, the Fourth of July has a double meaning. This day reminds us of the long journey this country has followed to get to where we’re at.

  • Police Briefs | July 3, 2013

    Three juveniles break into middle school

    Three male juveniles from Carroll County were charged with third-degree burglary after breaking into Carroll County Middle School.

  • Trailer fire results in ‘total loss’

    A fire in the insulation underneath a Carroll County trailer June 23 ultimately led to it being deemed a total loss by the insurance company.

    Carroll County firefighters responded to a double-wide trailer fire at the Hayes residence, located at 4000 Mound Hill Rd.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Chief Clyde Rowlett said the neighbors called in the fire at 4:29 p.m., and Westside and Ghent Fire Protection District responded and were on scene at 4:43 p.m.

  • Sheriff’s settlement shows overpayments

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman is hoping this year’s annual audit of the tax-settlement accounts will shed light on some discrepancies found in the statement provided to Fiscal Court during a special meeting Friday.

    The regular meeting was moved from Tuesday to Friday to accommodate County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who was attending a conference in Philadelphia through last Thursday.

  • CCMS football | July 3, 2013

    Carroll County Middle School football will begin July 10 at the middle school from 6-8 p.m. Students must have a copy of their current physical in hand to be eligible to practice. For any questions, call Coach Steve Doll at (502) 525-8117

  • Trimble sheriff hires Sharon as new part-time deputy

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    A former state conservation officer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources who had the highest state fine levied against him for ethics violations has been hired as a part-time deputy in Trimble County.

    An anonymous caller tipped off The Trimble Banner that Dennis Sharon, who also was a former trooper with Kentucky State Police, had been hired by Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons.