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Today's News

  • Race drivers stress SMART driving

    Carroll County High School was the scene of what could be best described as a pep rally for smart driving last Thursday. A safety team from the Indy Lights auto racing series gave a presentation on safe driving for the student body, a promotional event connected to last weekend’s IndyCar and Indy Lights races at the Kentucky Speedway.

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  • Lady Panthers fall 3-1 to Lady Rebels at home

    The Lady Panthers soccer team battled hard in the second half but were unable to overcome a three-goal deficit, falling 3-1 to the visiting Lady Rebels Wednesday night at Panther Field. Head Coach Greg Damron said he was pleased with the way his team played and with their improvement since their first home game against Henry County two weeks

  • The Rev. Cecil Ellison celebrates 100 years

    Cecil Ellison is a walking history book. The residents and staff at New Horizons Assisted Living Center helped him celebrate his 100th birthday last Thursday with cake and ice cream. Retired from the ministry, Ellison has been a resident at New Horizons since October 2007. Ellison was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Casey County, Ky., “at a little crossroads called Mt. Olive, Ky., abo

  • 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