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Local News

  • 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.

  • Security, sidewalks on the minds of Bedford officials

    New sidewalks and contracted services were on the minds of Bedford city commissioners when the group met earlier this week.

    During their regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 18, commissioners voted unanimously to replace 367-ft. of sidewalk in the city. The project includes 100’ of concrete walkway along U.S. 42 from Luckett Ave. to the former Farmhouse Restaurant, 104’ on Victory Ave. from the Morgan Community Center to Church Street and 163’ running parallel with Hwy. 421 North at Bedford Stop ‘N Go.

  • Two months late, courthouse addition still not complete

    More than two months after the expected construction completion date, officials are still awaiting finishing touches to the Trimble County courthouse addition.

    During the Aug. 18 regular meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court, magistrates received an update on the project from architect Bing Ewen of DLZ, Inc.

  • Milton battles rising fuel costs

    Increased fuel prices, which continue to affect everything from automobile parts to construction supplies, have left Milton commissioners seeking creative solutions in a battle to stay within budget.

  • Candidates file for local races

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The list of candidates for the November election for local races has been released, and most will go uncontested.

    Interim Carroll County Clerk Patti Mefford released the names of candidates for Carroll County School Board; Carrollton City Council; Ghent, Sanders, Prestonville and Worthville city commissions; and the Soil and Water Conservation Board.

  • Webster, hospital win chamber awards

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce racked up some major dough for scholarships and honored individuals and groups at its annual banquet.

    The gala Thursday night at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center drew local government officials and representatives from local businesses and industries.