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Today's News

  • City Council briefs

    State to monitor progress
    of former Drifters site

    The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction will be overseeing the progress of the new business at the former Drifters’ location at 207 Highland Ave., Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook told Carrollton Design and Review Monday.

    Zook currently does not have his commercial building certificate. In an interview Tuesday, he said he hopes to complete it within the next couple of months.

  • Clerks honored for donor awareness

    On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

    “The fact is, you can be a hero. You can save a life, and not just one but many,” Beshear said.

    About 110,000 people in the United States, and more than 700 Kentuckians, are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks have been active in promoting organ donation since 1992.

  • Census guides changes in districts

    About a year after George Washington was elected President, Congress decided that one of the country’s first orders of business was finding out just how many lived here.

    It declared that Aug. 2, 1790, would be Census Day, and those in charge of counting were called upon to include not only the original 13 colonies but also several other districts that would later become states, including Kentucky. What the numbers showed is that, just 15 years after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through Cumberland Gap, 74,000 people were already calling Kentucky home.

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    Wednesday, April 20

  • Rabbit-shaped sandwiches great Easter treat

    Now that Easter is only a few days away, I have found myself doing a little reminiscing. I remember the way we celebrated Easter when I was a little girl. My maternal grandmother always bought my Easter dress, hat gloves and all. The dresses were always frilly with lots of crinoline underneath. Actually, some of those styles have come back for the younger girls.

  • Keith hosts April Woman’s Club meeting

    The Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pats’ Place at 7 p.m. April 5. Judy Keith was hostess and presided at the meeting.

    Mrs. Keith called the meeting to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Vice Gov. Karen Claiborne read the Spiritual Value for April. Seven members and three guests were present.

  • Butler State Park presents Audubon ‘love story’ tonight

    General Butler State Resort Park, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, presents a living-history drama, “Lucy Bakewell Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story,” at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 20, in the Lodge Lounge.

    Lucy Bakewell Audubon was the wife of John James Audubon, the famed naturalist, artist and author of “Birds of America.” She felt she was “perfectly suited” for him and was incredibly devoted to him. She made enormous sacrifices and suffered public scorn as she supported her husband’s talents.

  • Nonprofit grant application deadline May 31

    Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. is accepting applications for $80,000 in grant money for nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties for 2012.
    Applications are due by noon Tuesday, May 31.

    Organizations seeking funds must apply using the form provided by United Charities and must attach a copy of its most recent IRS certification that the organization is a 501(c)(3) entity.

  • McArter, Valdez to wed April 29

    Gary and Tara McArter of Carrollton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Laci Jae McArter, to Cedric Ryan Valdez, son of Yvette Sanchez of Phoenix, Ariz.

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School.

    The-groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Both graduated in 2009 from the Air Force Avionics Academy in Keesler, Miss., earning bachelor’s degrees in avionics system maintenance. Each has attained the rank of Airman 1st Class.

  • Ghent facility served as college, public school

    Bill Davis shared this history of Ghent College and Ghent School with The News-Democrat after the structure was destryoed by fire Sunday. Davis researched this for the “Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky.”

    Ghent College in Carroll County, Ky., was founded in 1867, when local citizens led by James Frank formed a corporation creating a private nonsectarian college for white students at Ghent. A three-story brick college building was built on the western edge of town the following year, at a cost of $31,700.