Today's News

  • Test scores drop for Carroll Schools

    Carroll County Schools’ accountability scores fell significantly according to testing data released to the public Oct. 1, by the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Annual Measurable Objectives score for the district was 59.6, down 3.8 points from last year and falling short of the district goal by 4.8 points. This put Carroll County in the 28th percentile in the state of Kentucky, compared to the 51st percentile last year.

  • U drive. U text. U pay.

    It only takes one time–one text, one phone call, one distraction–to learn that it is not a good idea.

    That was the message shared to Carroll County High Schools seniors Sept. 24, by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and special guest NASCAR XFinity Series driver Ross Chastain. The 22-year-old race car driver from Florida was in town for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 race, held at the Kentucky Speedway Sept. 26.

  • Back In My Day | Ken and Pat Montgomery

    Carrollton High School classmates Ken Montgomery and then-Pat Dunn were just acquaintances in school. But two years later, Ken called and asked Pat to go with him to the drive-in on Hwy. 42. The rest, as they say, is history. Now, 56 years later, the couple is still going strong and reminiscing about the life they built together in Carrollton.

  • Panthers sweep district, win 5-0 over GC Wildcats

    The Carroll County Panthers soccer team continued its dominance over 31st District opponents, shutting out Gallatin County, 5-0, Tuesday, Sept. 22. The team was 6-0 against its district opponents (Gallatin, Henry and Owen counties) and outscored the trio 51-2.

    Returning home after a 10-0 win over Henry County the night before, the Panthers looked a little tired. But head coach Ben Crutcher said he was really pleased overall, noting that the team showed improvement and is still adjusting to the width of the new field and the speed of play.

  • Renovation at CCMS nears the finish line

    “Last Tuesday [Sept. 22] was the first night that I have gone home and felt that the [Carroll County Middle School] renovation would be ready by the Oct. 2, deadline,” Carroll County Schools Chief Operating Officer Larry Curell said at the Sept. 24, Carroll County School Board of Education meeting.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan reported that all of the tile is down except for a one-foot border and there is only some touch up painting left.  He expected the tile and paintwork to be completed Sept. 25.

  • Carrollton wins signage grant; Trick-or-treat Oct. 31
  • Kicking things off
  • Parade Time!
  • State competition

    Carroll County 4H Shooting Sports had 20 students compete at the recent state shoot. They competed in shotgun trap, pistol, BP Percussion rifle, 22 sport rifle, 22 target rifle and the four archery disciplines. Top finishers for the weekend were Luke Heveline, BP percussion rifle for 9-11-year-olds, third place; Willie Pierce, target rifle for 12-14-year-olds, fourth place; John Glauber, shotgun trap for 12-14-year-olds, sixth place; and Kennedy Daigle, archery target for 9-11-year-olds, eighth place.

  • Woofstock fundraiser returns to General Butler Saturday

    Bring your family – two-legged and four-legged – for a day of fun Woof at General Butler State Resort Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. All proceeds benefit Carroll County Animal Support.

    Skybound Canine Entertainment will give three shows during the day. Five-time World Champion Frisbee freestyle dog trainer Todd Duncan and his dogs will perform acrobatic tricks and amazing Frisbee footwork.