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Today's News

  • Kentucky prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, parks offer meal

    As we take time out of our schedule this week to enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are now just one decade away from the 400th anniversary of that famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

    Though that harvest meal is the foundation for the holiday, it didn’t settle into its familiar place on the calendar until nearly 150 years ago, when President Lincoln declared it should be held on the last Thursday of November.

  • Flapjacks for food
  • Saturday brings the time to ‘Shop Small’ to aid local business

    There’s a lot of focus on this Friday — it’s the day big retailers mark some special buys and draw big crowds in the pre-dawn hours.

    Yes, I’ve joined some of the people out there in years past, battling for those Black Friday Specials. This year, like more recent years, however, I will be relaxing at home on this day instead of fighting the crowds and interrupting what I hope is a good night’s sleep after stuffing myself on Thursday with my wife’s excellent Thanksgiving fixin’s.

  • Board of education approves audit; lunch program operating in the red

    With two major construction projects nearly complete, Carroll County’s Board of Education learned that it remains on solid financial footing after an audit of its books.

    Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, Certified Public Accountants of Carrollton, presented the  Board of Education with its annual audit for year ending June 30, 2011.  Raisor gave the board a brief overview of the audit and the five-member board unanimously approved it.

  • More than 16,000 items collected for Carroll County Food Pantry
  • Merchants basket winner - Nov. 23, 2011
  • Yum! Worms!
  • Former teacher arraigned on alcohol intoxication charges

    Lisa Brock, 54, of Gilgal Road in Turners Station and teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary was cited Oct. 17, at the school for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses by Steve Abbott of the Carrollton Police Department.

    According to the uniform citation Gerda Wise, principal of Kathryn Winn filed the complaint. 

    According to Abbott’s report, Brock registered a .217, nearly three times the legal limit, on a breathalyzer test, failed field sobriety tests and admitted “she had been drinking this morning before school.”

  • Fastenal to relocate to new building in Ghent

    Fastenal Company will be relocating its store next to TraderBakers on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton to Ghent, Ky.

    A new location will be constructed on the site of the former Ghent school, which was destroyed by arson in April. The building was completely raised last week to make room. Store manager Nick Quigley said the company’s lease for the Carrollton location had expired, so company officials decided to make the move to Ghent. The company will continue to lease the new building, being constructed by a local developer, Quigley said.

  • Nohners file suit against city, officials over violation

    The document is only 12 pages long, but the lawsuit filed in Carroll County District Court Friday, Nov. 11, packs a lot of allegations against Ghent city officials – both in their official capacity and as individuals.

    The suit was filed by Louisville attorney Michael Tigue on behalf of his clients, Gary and Cheryl Nohner – Ghent residents who were sent a zoning violation notice in September for parking their commercial tractor-trailers on property they own on Fishing Street in the city.