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  • Dispute may force Ghent to name board

    GHENT, Ky. – The Ghent City Commission met in special session Thursday, Oct. 9,  to decide on a variance request by Gary and Cheryl Nohner.

    By the end of the meeting, they discovered they had no jurisdiction in the matter.

    An attorney for a property owners Wayne and Diane Young cited in the Kentucky Revised Statutes that as a legislative body, the commission can only enact zoning and land-use ordinances.

  • Cause of death unknown for 26-year-old Carrollton man

    (Editor's note: The story published in the Oct. 15 issue of The News-Democrat incorrectly indicated that Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite and KSP Trooper Ryan Gosser said they suspect Tommy Jones Jr.'s death was drug-related. In fact, authorities are unsure of any cause of death. The tests ordered are required, Wilhoite said, when a young person with no prior history of medical history dies suddenly. We regret the error and will run a correction in the Oct. 22 issue.)

  • Board told CCMS move to Cartmell could cost $10M

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    A proposal to renovate Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School into a middle school for grades six through eight would cost more than $10 million, according to a consultant for the Carroll County Board of Education.

    The idea was one of the several proposed by a steering committee formed to determine the best way to accommodate a growing student population in the district, said Superintendent Lisa James.

  • Fiscal Court backs KU bond requests

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, Sept. 23, approved several ordinances to help Kentucky Utilities secure funding for upcoming projects.

    Spencer Harper, an attorney for KU, explained to the court the various ordinances KU was asking for.

  • Bluegrass voters likely to see ‘red’ on Election Day

    By BRENT SCHANDING

    Landmark News Service

    The war in Iraq will take a back seat to the economy, while promises of “political change” will ultimately drive Kentucky voters this November. That’s the word from a sampling of elected leaders and political science professors across the state, who expect the outcomes of this year’s 2008 general election to be revealing – if not surprising – in Kentucky.

    Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November.

  • Milton man hospitalized after being struck by truck

    An elderly Milton resident was critically injured in an accident last week.

    Eugene Broadus, 84, of School Hollow Road suffered extensive injuries Thursday, Sept. 25 when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Milton. The accident occurred near the intersection of Hwy. 421 and Ferry Street.

  • VA opens clinic at hospital

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Veterans Administration will bring a health-care center to Carrollton.

    Rumors throughout the community for the past few weeks – that the VA would set up shop at Traderbaker Flea Market on State Hwy. 227 – turned out to be true.

    Market owners Patti and Jeff Baker said they have been notified that VA selected their site. They are turning 10,000 square feet – about one-third of their space – to the VA for the new health-care facility.

  • Commissioners agree every penny counts when trimming expenses

    How does the Milton city commission make ends meet in these tough financial times?

    The same way the families they serve do – they look for ways to trim expenses.

    Commissioners gathered in a special meeting Sept. 30 to discuss options to reduce the city’s expenses without compromising services.

    “It’s crunch time,” Commissioner Steve Brierly said during the meeting. “It’s time to really get tight [with expenses].”

  • Worker killed in LG&E fall used false identity to obtain job

    When a construction worker fell to his death Sept. 18 at Trimble County’s Louisville Gas & Electric generating station, it was mere hours before a spokesman for his employer, Becon Construction, released his identity.

    Nearly two weeks later, that same spokesman is releasing new information – not about the cause of the accident, but about the man’s true identity.

  • Building Community Spirit

    Fears of low turnout for last weekend’s Trimble County Repair Affair proved unfounded as more than 150 people showed up for the event.