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Today's News

  • History comes to life

    Kentucky Chautauqua came to General Butler State Park on Aug. 2. Chautuaqua is designed to “tell Kentucky’s story” through dramatic performances and authentic costume.

  • Getting everybody ready for school
  • Board won’t raise tax over compensatory rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education last week agreed to seek the compensatory tax rate for fiscal year 2013 rather than take the 4 percent increase allowed by the state.

    The tax rate will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 23, when the board will formally vote on it. The board meets in the media room at Carroll County Middle School.

  • Local organizations receive funds from Ohio Valley United Charities

    Over 26,000 people served by 29 charities in Carroll, Owen, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties will benefit from $100,000 in awards announced this week by the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc. Area non profit charities were given the opportunity to apply for grants for projects or programs planned for 2013.

  • Fostering becomes labor of love

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Commission fixes error, picks clerk candidate

    Ghent City Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn will be responsible as the second person signing the city’s checks. 

    During a special meeting Monday night, Mayor William Mumphrey told the commissioners that two weeks ago he had asked Lewellyn to add his name to the signature card at the bank so that the city could pay bills that were due.

    “I made a mistake,” Mumphrey said. “The mistake was not bringing the commission together to choose who they want to have put on the signature card.”

  • City, contractors OK RV park repairs

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry and members of Carrollton City Council met Tuesday, July 31 with the architects and contractors at the Two Rivers RV Park to hammer out a “punch list” of things that must be done for the campground project to be officially completed.

    The group first met at the park in the morning to tour the facility and determine how to best resolve problems that have plagued the project since it opened. Council then met in full in the afternoon to review the list of items that need to be addressed.

  • Groundbreaking

  • Kentucky ranks among bottom 20 for overall child well-being

     By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky is among the bottom 20 states for overall child well-being, ranking 35th, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count Data Book.

    The report, released Wednesday, shows that children in Kentucky suffer from financial instability but fare better in the areas of education and health.

  • Farmers, consumers will get hit by drought

     By JENNA MINK

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    James Comer has a message for both farmers and consumers: Be prepared.

    In the face of one of the worst droughts in history, farmers should brace themselves for small yields and money losses. And consumers should prepare for soaring grocery prices, said Comer, Kentucky commissioner of agriculture.