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  • Carroll school board scraps wheelchair lift project at middle school

    By SANDIE BANKS

    N-D Correspondent

    A plan to add a wheelchair lift to improve accessibility to the 21st Century Lighthouse program held in the basement of the Carroll County Middle School has been scrapped due to the cost of the project.

    The lowest bid submitted for the project came in at $43,000, said consultant Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects Inc., who advised the board not to approve any of the bids. The board rejected the bids by unanimous vote.

  • Benefit set for woman fighting advanced breast cancer

    By AMANDA HENSLEY

    The News-Democrat

    Mammograms can save your life.

    That’s a belief held by Dawn Austin of Carrollton, who believes women should never miss those regular tests.

    Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma earlier this year, Austin had surgery in April to remove both her breasts. Doctors also removed a lump, about half the size of a lime, caused by the cancer, which starts in the milk ducts.

  • 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.

  • Lots to swap at last week's meet
  • 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.