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  • Carroll man arrested for murdering son

    A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his two-year-old son, Kentucky State Police said. Douglas Allen, 26 years old from Ghent, was charged in connection with the Feb. 19 death of his son.

  • Drivers urged to consider highway work zones ‘No Phone Zones’

    Many drivers in Kentucky will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels. With 90 percent of adults in America owning a cell phone, it has become increasingly common to see multi-tasking drivers dialing, texting or talking on their phones while driving through work zones.
    National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11. With April also being National Distracted Driving Awareness month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving – especially through work zones.

  • State parks offer camping discounts

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks are offering a weekday camping deal in April and May – pay for one night and get the second night free Sunday through Thursday.
    To get the discount, campers need to make online reservations at www.parks.ky.gov (look for the “reservations” tab at the top of the page). Use the promotion code “SPRING14.” The offer runs through May 22, 2014.

  • Carrollton JCTC campus funded

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat
    Funding for a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton is heading to Gov. Steve Beshear’s desk for his signature as part of a budget agreement that passed in both houses of the legislature Monday night.

  • House budget committee passes state budget, revenue bill

    FRANKFORT--The House budget committee gave its approval Tuesday to a nearly $20.3 billion two-year state budget proposal that would trim funding for most of state government, leave some areas untouched, and offer modest increases for foster parents and private child care providers.

  • Hornback addresses the Senate
  • Farm Bureau members going to Washington

    Louisville, KY -- Equipped with national priority issues established during their annual meeting in December, 185 Kentucky Farm Bureau volunteer leaders are heading to the nation’s capitol during the last week of February. The group has scheduled a series of strategic discussions with Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation to examine issues facing agriculture in the Commonwealth.

  • Chemotherapy now available at Baptist Health in La Grange

    After an absence of several years, cancer patients in the La Grange area will once again have the option of receiving their chemotherapy close to home.
    On Feb. 18, Baptist Health La Grange and the CBC Group: Consulting in Blood Disorders, opened a six-chair chemotherapy treatment area on the second floor of the Physician Office Building.
    This is the second outpatient chemo treatment area for the practice, which is part of Baptist Medical Associates. Treatment is also offered on the 3Park cancer care unit at Baptist Health Louisville campus.

  • KSP to conduct 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 Feb. 24 - March 10, 2014.
    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 and the licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.
     

  • CCMH welcomes new surgeon

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat
    The first day on the job at Carroll County Memorial Hospital was a busy one for Dr. Farooq Mirza.
    Not only was he busy getting settled into his new offices, he also performed two of surgeries and consulted on another that he scheduled for next week.
    Mirza joined the team at CCMH Monday as the new full-time surgeon. Educated at Yale University and the University of Cincinnati, he is a board certified general surgeon.