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  • Ghent KU employees win governor’s safety award

    Employees at the Ghent generating station near Carrollton have reason to celebrate. Plant employees have received the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Award for outstanding safety performance. Ghent employees won the award for working 1,272,552 hours and have since hit the 1.4-million-hour mark. Their last lost-time injury was in December 2009.

  • Police Briefs | July 3, 2013

    Three juveniles break into middle school

    Three male juveniles from Carroll County were charged with third-degree burglary after breaking into Carroll County Middle School.

  • Trailer fire results in ‘total loss’

    A fire in the insulation underneath a Carroll County trailer June 23 ultimately led to it being deemed a total loss by the insurance company.

    Carroll County firefighters responded to a double-wide trailer fire at the Hayes residence, located at 4000 Mound Hill Rd.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Chief Clyde Rowlett said the neighbors called in the fire at 4:29 p.m., and Westside and Ghent Fire Protection District responded and were on scene at 4:43 p.m.

  • Sheriff’s settlement shows overpayments

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman is hoping this year’s annual audit of the tax-settlement accounts will shed light on some discrepancies found in the statement provided to Fiscal Court during a special meeting Friday.

    The regular meeting was moved from Tuesday to Friday to accommodate County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who was attending a conference in Philadelphia through last Thursday.

  • Students get taste of higher education at camp

    Seven Carroll County Middle School students and two Henry County Middle School students had an opportunity last Wednesday, June 27, to hear about the importance of continuing their education beyond high school.

  • Hwy. 36 bridge opening now set for August

    It’s likely to be one more month before State Hwy. 36 is reopened to traffic at Locust Creek, between Carrollton and Milton.

    Ryan Watts, a spokesman for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6, said the bridge and the new road west of the creek should be completed by the first week of August. He didn’t provide a specific date.

    The road has been closed since March 11 and originally was to reopen 90 days later on June 8.

  • Kenseth wins Quaker State 400

    Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth drove a patient race behind the dominant Lowe’s car of Jimmie Johnson and took advantage of a late Johnson miscue to win Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Franklin wins Miss Madison Regatta crown

    Hayley Franklin of Carrollton won the title of Miss Madison Regatta at the Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant July 1 at Madison Consolidated High School.

    “I have been waiting six years to say this: I am your 2013 Miss Madison Regatta! What an indescribable feeling to achieve something you’ve worked so hard for,” she said.

    As the pageant winner, Franklin won a $1,000 scholarship and will represent the community in all of the Regatta-related events leading up to the Madison Regatta race.

  • Online gradebook, new technology center highlight meeting

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Board of Education announced several important staffing, leadership and facility changes over the summer in preparation for the coming school year at the Thursday, June 20, meeting.

    In her monthly report, Superintendent Lisa James said that summer is a time for the school system to be “revived.”

  • Supporting the Arts