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  • Leaving A Legacy: Zakk Hicks

    After going down in Carroll County High School baseball history as one of the team’s best pitchers, Zakk Hicks has now been recognized for his accomplishments statewide, making the state record books for most strikeouts per game in a season. Hicks ranks 11th on the list, averaging 12.7 strikeouts per game his senior year in 2015.

  • Leaving A Legacy | Justin Ray

    Carroll County High School baseball alum Justin Ray takes pride in not striking out and finding ways to get on base. The four-year varsity starter excelled at both of these during his career with the Panthers and now has his name in the state record books to show for it.

    Justin ranks 20th in highest season batting average, hitting .566 during his senior year last season. He was 43 for 76 at the plate. The minimum requirements for this ranking is to hit at least .550 in a minimum of 50 at-bats.

  • Leaving A Legacy | David Marshall

    After his junior season, David Marshall had broken all of the Carroll County High School scoring records and set his sights on the state records. He worked all the way up to 14th, finishing his high school career this fall with 102 goals. The minimum number to make the list is 80. He also tied his own state record for most goals scored in a game with six. The games were against Gallatin County junior year and against Henry County senior year.

  • Leaving A Legacy | Guillermo Cruz

    An unselfish player and a strong leader, Guillermo Cruz has learned how to play to his strengths in order to succeed–both as an individual player and for his team. His great vision on the field, knowledge of the game and unspoken connection with Carroll County High School career scoring leader David Marshall helped him become the school’s career assist leader. He finished his senior season with 11 assists, adding to his career total of 48, ranking him 14th in the state record books.

  • Leaving A Legacy | Jacob Wise

    There’s more to stealing bases than just being fast. Talk to Carroll County head coach Jimmy Ray and he will say you also need to be aggressive and read pitchers well–two characteristics CCHS 2014 alum Jacob Wise had.

    But he was also fast.

    “He was zero to full speed in a couple steps,” Ray said.

    More than two years after graduating, Jacob now finds himself stealing a slot in the state record books, as his 37 consecutive stolen bases from 2013-2014 is good enough for fifth on the list.

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  • Downtown Carrollton building coming down soon

    Carrollton’s downtown will soon have an empty hole on Court Street, as City Council accepted a bid to tear down the old Western Auto building.

    Council accepted the low bid of $35,800 from Lindsay Construction to tear down the city-owned building, located at 110 Court Street. The company submitted two bids for the project: $35,800, which included an EPA waiver for asbestos abatement and $50,400, which included asbestos abatement.

  • BOA denies NorthKey’s request to build on Clay

    After hearing concerns from several nearby residents at a public hearing and at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, the city of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments denied an application from NorthKey Community Care for a conditional use permit for the property located at 717 Clay St., located in the R-2 residential zone.

  • Work on Kentucky River Bridge should be complete by Thanksgiving

    The morning commute for those living on the west side of the Kentucky River should be back to normal starting Wednesday, Nov. 23.

    The Judy C. Harp Company, Inc. of Frankfort, Ky., completed the gusset and stringer work by the Nov. 15, deadline on the Kentucky River Bridge. However, the Kentucky Department of Transportation added to the scope of the project, as some additional work was needed for pedestrian safety. Harp employees working on the project said Monday that the additional work should be completed by Thanksgiving.

  • County tables motion to enter hazmat agreement

    Carroll County Fiscal Court tabled a motion Nov. 8, to pass an agreement allowing Carroll County to enter into a regional affiliation with 12 other counties in Northern Kentucky.

    Carroll County Emergency Services Director Ed Webb presented the affiliation agreement with the Northern Kentucky Regional Hazardous Materials organization. This organization would replace the Hazmat 7 regional team that Carroll belonged to for the past 14 years. That team was hosted by Pendleton County.