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  • Carroll County Memorial Hospital breaks ground on expansion

    By TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service
    Carroll County Memorial Hospital held its official ground breaking Sept. 7 for the more than 13,000 square foot expansion that will house primary care services, the specialty clinic and cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation services.
    CCMH CEO Harry Hays said the addition would be the new main entrance to the hospital hosting central registration and a main waiting room. The project has a construction timeline of 10 months and is expected to be competed in July 2018.

  • ‘Vintage Thunder’ returns to the river this weekend

    Staff Report
    Hydroplane racing returns to the Ohio River this weekend with the return of Madison Vintage Thunder. The event is a promotion of a club called “5ToThe5,” a group of vintage hydroplane. Come to see these refurbished hydroplanes that raced over the years and are now on the water again with the roar of the engines, and water roostertails flying high in the air.
    Everyone is invited to Madison on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24. Admission is free - (donations will be accepted).

  • KSP to conduct safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Sept. 1st through 30th.
    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers.  Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Battle of Perryville commemoration scheduled for Oct. 7-8

    PERRYVILLE, Ky. – The commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville will be Oct. 7-8 at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
    The 1862 battle was the largest Civil War conflict in Kentucky, leaving more than 7,000 casualties.

  • Retired Army chaplain to speak at Smithfield Baptist, Sept. 17-20

    Major General Douglas Carver, US Army (Retired), highly decorated and former Head of All Chaplains, US Army, will be speaking at Smithfield Baptist Church on Sept. 17-20, 2017.
    Speaking times are 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17 and 6:30 p.m. nightly September 18 through 20.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Sept. 1st through 30th. The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers.

  • Vietnam Wall replica in Carrollton this weekend

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.
    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • Hurricane Harvey

    FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released the following statement Monday:
    “The people of Kentucky stand with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Even though land separates us, we are one people. When I started the Kentucky Hunger Initiative to identify solutions for food banks in our state, we learned a lot about the specific needs facing Kentucky. However, we know hunger is not limited by geographical boundaries. Food banks in Houston are working hard to feed hungry people during this time of crisis.

  • Tips on helping Texas in the wake of the hurricane

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Arlington, Va. – The Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.

  • White nationalist group planning rally in Lexington to oppose moving statues

    By Bill Estep and Beth Musgrave
    The Lexington Herald Leader
    White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington to oppose the planned removal of two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse and considering a potential lawsuit aimed at blocking the move, a leader in the movement said Tuesday.
    Matthew Heimbach, chairman of the Traditionalist Worker Party, said his group and others allied under the umbrella of the Nationalist Front are discussing plans for the rally.