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Today's News

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 21, 2011

    Buildings zoned strictly commercial must be used for a business,
    city attorney said

  • It’s in her DNA: Herbst’s family has roots in Extension

    Being a county cooperative Extension agent is in Christin Herbst’s blood. Her grandfather, Bob Herbst, was an agent and worked in Extension administration. Her father, David Herbst, also was an agent and is the current Cooperative Extension Service Director for District 6, which covers the Green River/Mammoth Cave area.

    Now it is Christin’s turn to take the reins as she was recently named the Carroll County Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development.

  • Sheriff's Office Briefs - Sept. 21, 2011

    Ghent man arrested for allegedly stealing gun

    A man who alledgedly stole a handgun from a Ghent residence was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Sept. 17.

    According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip Snyder, 30, of Ghent, broke down a door of the residence of Sharon Bemis. He went inside the home and allegedly stole a .357 Revolver Ruger. The burglary occurred at 709 Main Street, Ghent.

  • Alcohol sales prompt changes at General Butler

    Groups using General Butler State Resort Park facilities will notice new policies in place on bringing their own alcohol to the convention center and golf course.

    These changes come as the park begins selling alcohol under a license granted in August.

    Patrons heading to the park’s Two Rivers Restaurant also will now find they have the choice of ordering beer, liquor and wine with their meals.

  • Ghent zoning rules on semi parking draw fire from pair

    Zoning was at the root of a dispute that packed the room at the Sept. 13 Ghent City Commission meeting, filling it with tension even before Ghent Mayor William Mumphrey called the meeting to order.

  • Still searching

    As politicians fight amongst themselves and debate how to fix the economy and create jobs, Larry Green of Madison, Ind., continues to pound the pavement searching for work. Formerly a machinist with Arvin Meritor, he has been unemployed since 2008, and at 61 years old, said he has had trouble finding a job for a man his age. “They don’t want someone that’s got a lot of years,” he said.

  • Obama outlines plan to create more jobs

    On Sept. 8, President Barak Obama outlined to Congress his ideas for getting America out of a recession that has dragged on for several years and has cost millions of jobs.

    His $447 billion package, he says, will not add to the country’s deficit or “put a drag on our economy.”

  • State protects nature preserves

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • 9.11 Remembered

    As I write on Sunday evening, Sept. 11, I have spent several hours watching programs devoted to remembering our national tragedy of 10 years ago. I thought I would not forget the events of that day, but I had forgotten so much. Sept. 11, 2001 has now become a part of our country’s history, one we can add to, “I know just where I was on the day I heard President Kennedy had been shot.”

  • Spiritual nourishment is one of many reasons to go to church

    This story was recently sent to me via e-mail. Hope you enjoy it.

    “A church-goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.’