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Today's News

  • Ghent P&Z may drop to five members

    Zoning administrator Jack Duncan was officially named a member of the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Duncan replaces Rusty Whisman, who resigned as chairman of the commission in May. Because the city council did not appoint a replacement within the state-mandated 60 days since Whisman’s resignation, the task fell to the P&Z, which voted unanimously to appoint Duncan.

    Duncan was appointed in the same manor to serve as zoning administrator in July.

  • Panthers host meet

    The Panther running team hosted an NCKC meet against conference rivals Trimble County, Walton-Verona, Henry County, Williamstown and Gallatin County at General Butler State Resort Park, Sept. 4.

    The night began with a JV race, where Carroll fifth grader Clara Tuttle finished in 6th place with a time of 16:53:43 in the two-mile race. Sophomore Kristen Doan finished in 14th place for the girls with a time of 24:37.84.

  • Talkin’ ‘bout my generation

    By Ken Rechtin

    Baby Boomer

    Turning 65 and eligible for Medicare? Or are you on Medicare now? Then this column is for you! It’s open enrollment time!

    I’ll bet you are being besieged with numerous solicitations!

    Confused by parts A, B, C and D (and whatever other famous letters of the alphabet there may be.)

    My brother Nick is turning 65 next month. He reports receiving over 40 mailings in one month. This exceeds offers he has received for credit cards!

  • Historical society readies for holiday production of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

    The Port William Historical Society is an organization in motion.  Our new meeting schedule, rotating between a historic game or craft, a speaker or demonstrator, and a business meeting, helps keep the meetings fresh and different.  So far this year we have had Larry Jones and his arrowhead collection, made cornhusk dolls, learned how to make whimmydiddles and played whist. 

  • Memories of fried chicken, the way Grandma made it

    Just wondering as I wander: Does anyone fry chicken at home anymore? I would love to have some fixed the way my grandmother and mother did.

    They would bring in whole chickens from Caldwell’s Grocery in Williamstown, stand at the sink and cut them up.  Pieces would then sit a bit in a bowl of salt water, I think.  Or was it buttermilk at grandmother’s house?  She might have used lard for frying in the big cast iron skillet, but my mother always used Crisco.

  • Developer seeks definition of ‘high density’ from P&Z

    A new apartment and townhouse complex may be coming to the city of Carrollton; that is, if it can pass the planning and zoning regulations.

    Land owner Paul Kemper and Scott and Wendy Whittaker of Whittaker Squared Architects came to the special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, to discuss the possibility of building in the 1200 block of Gillock Avenue, currently zoned C-3.

  • Lady Panthers win 3-1 over visiting Lady Cats Thursday

    By KRISTIN SHERRARD

    The News-Democrat

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team bounced back from a road-loss to Dayton to win 3-1 against Henry County in front of a home crowd Thursday, Sept. 6. With the win, the girls also avenged their 3-1 loss to the Lady Cats on Aug. 21.

    Carroll head coach Kristen Hooper said she was pleased with her team’s performance. “I like that my team was able to bounce back,” she said. “We lost to Dayton last night, and it was a frustrating loss.”

  • Music, Food, Fun at the Point
  • Sports briefs | Sept. 12, 2012

    Perez kick, C. Damron block in OT gives Panthers win

    It took overtime and two series of penalty kicks, but the Panthers soccer team managed to pull out a 3-2 district victory over Gallatin County on the road Tuesday, Sept. 4.

    “A win’s a win; we’ll take it,” head coach Ben Crutcher said, adding that his team (6-4) did not play very well coming out of the holiday weekend.

  • Creek bridge repair, unkempt properties top court agenda

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is exploring options to deal with erosion at the base of a private bridge off Locust Road, which has cropped up after bank stabilization work was completed there.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its meeting Tuesday morning that the problems were found at the base of one of the piers supporting a bridge owned by Danny Kinman. Photos displayed at fiscal court show how the water in Locust Creek had caused deterioration at the base of the pier, which stands in the creek.