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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County to appoint reapportionment panel

    Now that the 2010 U.S. Census is complete, local governments have the task of reviewing population numbers to consider any changes that might be needed in election districts.
    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court Tuesday, April 12 that he initially didn’t believe the commission would be needed because of the slim amount of growth that Carroll County saw from 2000 to 2010 — up 656 people to a 10,811 people.

  • Carroll, Henry counties provide canvas for photography student’s thesis

    The Carroll-Henry county area recently became the inspiration and blank canvas for a student’s senior thesis photography project.

    Lauren DiFulvio, a senior at College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, photographed a series of portraits and environmental shots in Port Royal, English, Turners Station and Carrollton for her thesis project.

  • Educators at three schools offer insight to successes, challenges

    The Carroll County Board of Education looked deeply into three schools’ problems and successes at a working board meeting Thursday, April 14. Administrators from the Alternative Learning Center, Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary schools gave presentations of test scores, attendance trends, and other measurable success or failure statistics and what they mean.

  • CCHS juniors see progress in recent ACT test scores

    Preliminary results from the 2011 ACT test taken by Carroll County High School juniors last month show that the district is well-positioned for the 2011-12 school year, when the college entrance exam will play a more prominent role in academic assessment statewide.

  • Fire destroys Ghent landmark

    Three Carroll County residents, including two juveniles, have reportedly confessed to setting fire to the contents of the Ghent Schoolhouse Sunday, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    The brick exterior of the building located on Hwy. 42 near the city limits, remains standing, but the building is considered a total loss, according a sheriff’s office news release. It has been vacant for about six or seven years.

  • Boys’ tennis defeats Grant, 4-1

    The Carroll boys’ tennis team overpowered first-year program Grant County, 4-1, on Tuesday April 12. While Carroll won most of the matches, head coach Juan Fernandez said there is room for improvement.

    “A special mention to Tim Yup,” he said, “even (though) he lost, (it was) his first match he did very well and came back from (being) down 0-5 to 5-5 in the first set.”