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  • State initiates criminal investigation

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Kentucky State Police and the local commonwealth’s attorney’s office are investigating the former owner of the Carrollton Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealership.

    The dealership. located at 2279 State Hwy. 227, recently was closed by court order after owner Todd Nelson of Hendersonville, Tenn., failed to meet the terms of a financial agreement with DaimlerChrysler Financial Services.

  • New CCHS schedule not favored by everyone

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    The new seven-period format at Carroll County High School opened to mixed reviews at the start of the school year last month.

    The new format replaces the “block scheduling” that was implemented at the school several years ago. Under that format, students  had four 45-minute classes that met all year and two 90-minute classes that changed each semester.

    The new format allows students to earn seven credits a year, one less than the eight that could be earned under block scheduling.

  • Water district issues boil water advisory

    All customers of Henry County Water District No. 2 are under a boil water advisory until further notice.

    District supervisor Barry Woods said Friday that two 12-inch water mains burst, “almost simultaneously,” Thursday morning at around 9 a.m. He said the boil water advisory could be in effect until after noon on Saturday.

    Woods said the order affects anyone who receives their water from the district, including, but not limited to, residents in Henry County, as well as residents in Shelby, Oldham, and parts of Trimble and western Carroll County.

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  • Couple honored for service to 4-H youth

    A Trimble County couple’s commitment to the Commonwealth’s 4-H horse program was recognized at this year’s state 4-H horse show.

    For 25 years of volunteer service to the organization, Gus and Beth Wagner were honored at the annual show held July 2 at Broadbent Arena in Lexington.

    The couple’s initial involvement with the club was due to the participation of their children, Elizabeth and Robert.

  • County uses new methods to get ‘deadbeat’ parents back on track

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Behind on your child support payments? Then you might expect any of the following to occur soon: There may be a Denver “boot” placed on your car, making it inoperable until you pay up; you may be refused a drink at your favorite bar; or your hunting or fishing license may be revoked.

  • Ghent seeks nuisance ordinance enforcement from county

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Ghent City Commission is unhappy with the way the county is handling the nuisance ordinance.

    The ordinance was approved and adopted by the commission, but the county is responsible for enforcement.

    Several properties have been referred to the county because of noncompliance with the ordinance, said Commissioner and ordinance supervisor David Hendren. Problems range from inoperable cars to trash and debris littering properties

  • KU refinancing bonds for Ghent plant

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    New and old revenue bonds were at the heart of the fiscal court meeting, Tuesday morning.

    An attorney for Kentucky Utilities asked for the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the issue of environmental facilities revenue bonds not to exceed $77,947,405.

  • Chrysler granted possession of Nelson dealership

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    Appearing in Carroll County Circuit Court without legal representation Monday, local dealership owner Todd Nelson seemed not to understand the procedings surrounding a move by Chrysler Financial Services to take over his business.

    In a decision by Circuit Judge Stephen L. Bates, Chrysler was granted a “writ of possession” for the dealership and property. Nelson, owner of Nelson Automotive Group, was ordered to surrender the dealership and all the inventory and other proerty to Chrysler.

  • Compassionate strangers help elderly man in need

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    It’s a story that could have ended tragically, but ended with an elderly man getting to his family in Virginia, safe and sound.

    Louis Durrett, 78, of Louisville, was traveling to a relative’s home in Orange, Va., when his car overheated on Interstate 71. He got off the interstate at Carrollton and parked behind the Waffle House restaurant on State Hwy. 227, unsure what to do.