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Today's News

  • Time is now to prepare for tourist onslaught

    A  Shining STAR Customer Service training program that I attended a couple of weeks ago is even more important to us now with the announcement that Kentucky Speedway will host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race July 9, 2011. Carrollton and Carroll County have just a little more than 10 months to prepare fo

  • Ghent man killed after struck by passing vehicle; KSP investigating

    A Ghent man was killed after he was struck on Hwy. 47 while attempting to remove his car from a ditch early Wednesday morning, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Aaron L. Martin, 24, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Carroll Coroner David Wilhoite. On Aug. 25 at 12:38 a.m., dispatchers from the Kentucky State Police Po

  • Descendants oppose removal of cemetery

    Editor: On July 18 The News-Democrat had an article on the meeting of the Port William Historical Society. When reading the article I find that there has been a request for the removal of a cemetery that sits off of Gilgal Road in Carroll Co., Ky. After doing some searching into Geneva Smith Pettit’s family genealogy papers I found that the farm was owned by Robert Moore. Al

  • Boys, girls golf compete in All ‘A’ tourney

    Junior Quincy Hogan qualified for state tournament after her 82-stroke performance at the All “A” Classic Regional golf tournament. The girls’ team finished third overall, while the boys finished in fourth place in their respective fields. The girls’ team finished behind Williamstown and Owen County, shooting a 436 as

  • Ghent Fire Protection District votes to hold tax rate same

    The Ghent Fire Protection District board voted to keep the 2010-11 real property tax rate the same as in 2009-10 at 9.9 cents per $100. This means that for a $100,000 house, the tax rate will be $99 per year. With the 9.9-cent tax rate in 2009-10, the fire district generated $232,290 in revenue. This year, the revenue is estimated at $240,0

  • Sisenstein ‘serious but stable’ following collision Thursday

    A Carroll County man is in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident about four miles west of Carrollton on Ky. Hwy. 36 Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Sisenstein, of the Locust neighborhood, was flown from the scene by helicopter, according to Kentucky Stat

  • Organ donation can help save a life

    Editor; I am writing in response to a recent article on organ donation. I would like to say a special thank you to Laman Stark and his staff for the efforts they have put forth in promoting organ donation. I would also like to say thank you to my sister, Beth Toombs. She tested to try to donate a kidney to me; but was told she couldn’t. I cannot begin to express what that

  • Fundraiser for CCHS golf teams

    The Carroll County golf teams will be hosting the first “Tin Cup Classic,” a nine hole, “One” club golf outing, on Sept. 10 at General Butler State Resort Park golf course. Tickets are $20 per player. You can bring a four-player team, however individual scores are kept. For a four-player team, tickets are $80 per team.

  • Family member objects to removal of cemetery

    Editor: Just recently there has been an attempt to have the old Moore Cemetery removed. Robert Moore was the one who gave consent for my grandmother Rachel Moore to marry James Gullion in about 1830-3 in then Gallatin County. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. Some years back the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It would be a tragedy to hav

  • Fla. native walks across country to raise awareness for camp

    Journeyman Steve Young recently visited Carrollton during one of his journeys across the country to raise awareness for the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for sick and terminally ill children in Randleman, N.C. According to their website, the camp opened in 2004 and has served more than 11,000 children and families from 47 states and th