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Today's News

  • It's time for Carrollton to better enforce ordinances

    To me, it’s obvious, based on statements made at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting, that there are many residents who don’t feel that our elected officials are doing enough to clean up this city of about 4,000.

    Several folks came before council and said they feel frustrated that their complaints seem to go unheard.

    I understand what they are saying; it seems that this same argument has been circulating through town for the entire six-and-a-half-plus years I’ve been editor here.

  • 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

  • Boys golf team young, but has potential, McEuen says

    By SHARON GRAVES

    The News-Democrat

    As the long-time boys golf coach at Carroll County High School, Warren McEuen doesn’t mind saying he taught some of the parents of the boys on his team when they were in high school.

    “This is a young team,” McEuen said. His two oldest players are juniors this year; many of their teammates are in middle school.  

    And because he is planning to retire in about three years, McEuen knows he will not see some of his youngest players make it to their senior year.

  • 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.

  • Milton hilltop restaurant celebrates anniversary

    As other small family eateries are succumbing to financial difficulties, Our House Restaurant is preparing to celebrate five years serving home-cooked meals.

    “I think serving real food made here at the restaurant has kept us going while others have closed their doors,” owner Sherry Burkhardt said last week. “Not too many places have that anymore.”

  • 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.

  • Progress announced on Milton-Madison bridge project

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    A new bridge spanning the Ohio River between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is another step closer to fruition.

    Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Indiana Department of Transportation announced yesterday, Aug. 26, that a "notice of intent" to proceed with the project was filed with the federal government Aug. 14, officially kicking off the project.

  • Lady Panthers take 3rd place in McCreary County tourney

    By ANGELA WOODS

    CCHS Correspondent

    On Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, Carroll County High School students momentarily stopped their classworkfor  an announcement on the intercom: “All CCHS volleyball players, please report to the gym to leave for your tournament.”  

    With lots of “good luck” wishes from their peers, the team traveled four hours to McCreary Central High School Invitational Tournament.  

  • Parson keeps 'em hooked

    By LORRIE KINKADE

    The Trimble Banner

    If you can kill it, Kenny Parson can likely turn it into a work of art sufficient to evoke envy in the hearts of your friends.

    Walking through the front door of Hide & Hook, a rack of compound bows can be seen, as well as a black bear, several turkeys and a multitude of deer heads. With just one glance, there can be no doubt as to the nature of this business.