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Today's News

  • County purchases Camp Kysoc for $350,000

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed Tuesday to purchase the Camp Kysoc property for $350,000 from the Kentucky Department of State Parks after discussing the matter during an executive session.

    Magistrate Mark Bates made a motion to purchase the property and use funds from the LGEA fund for the purchase. The motion was seconded by Magistrate Kerry Graham and passed.

  • Hembree walks the runway in NYC

    New York Fashion Week. It’s an event even those who do not stay up to date on the latest trends have most likely heard of.

    One of the four most famous fashion weeks in the world, New York Fashion Week is held in February and September in New York City and features models showing off the hottest designs from internationally acclaimed designers.

    It’s not something every eighth-grader can say they have done in their life, but Carrollton’s Gabriella Hembree can now say she is one of the lucky few.

  • Test scores show county earns a rank of proficient

    Carroll County Schools made great strides during the last school year as test scores improved 7.2 points, which resulted in the district’s first proficient rating under the new assessment process. Carroll County’s score improved from 59.3 in 2014-15 to 66.5 in 2015-2016.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said he was extremely pleased with the gains this year as each of the schools tested improved their scores. But he said they are not satisfied and the staff will continue to work to further improve the districts’ scores.

  • Lady Panthers volleyball defeats Williamstown, 3-1

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team succeeded in the challenging task of defeating the same team three times in one season, earning their third victory over Williamstown, 3-1, Sept. 20.

    “It’s hard to beat a team three times in one season, so it’s a good win for our team and a good conference win,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

    Eaglin said the girls were enthusiastic about their new warm-up routine, which helped set the tone for the game.

  • Panthers football survives Eminence, win 48-38

    After taking a 21-8 lead into halftime, the Panthers survived a second-half shootout with the Eminence Warriors, holding on to win, 48-38.

    The Panthers opened the game with the ball and managed one first down on a run by Orlando Vasquez before a block in the back penalty set the drive back and forced a punt. Fortunately, a penalty ruined a good defensive effort for the Warriors, as they were flagged for roughing punter Zakk Wilson. Both teams drew another flag on the drive, and a sack on quarterback Dylan Groves killed the drive, forcing a punt.

  • River walk extension, bridge project to bid soon

    Grant funding has been released from the state for two projects in downtown Carrollton: the Bow Bridge repair and part of the river walk extension.

    Adams said the city had hired an engineer for the projects, but the company did not have a structural engineer on staff, which the state required for the bridge project. Therefore, the city hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky. The state approved the new engineer and gave notice to proceed.

  • Thank you, readers | Sept. 29, 2016
  • Hearn chosen to replace Hendren on Ghent City Commission

    Ghent City Commission voted in Larry Hearn Jr., to replace David Hendren at a special meeting Sept. 23.

    Commissioner Joe Beall made the motion and it was seconded by Susie Crase. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Caroline Reisner was absent from the meeting.

    Hendren resigned effective Sept. 20, after five terms on the commission.

    Hearn was in attendance when the vote was taken. Beall said “he showed up, showed interest.” Another candidate had expressed interest, but was not in attendance at the time of the vote.

  • Seniors win powderpuff crown

    The Carroll County High School senior class celebrated its 28-22 victory over the the sophomore class in the 2016 Powder Puff championship. The sophomores defeated the juniors 8-0 and the seniors defeated the freshman 26-8 to reach the championship game. The freshmen are in maroon, the sophomores are in pink, the juniors are in white and the seniors are in black jerseys.

  • Community Calendar | Sept. 29, 2016

    New events

    Tuesday, Sept. 27-Oct. 1

    Living Lands and Waters River Cleanup. For more information visit http://livinglandsandwaters.org.

    Thursday- Saturday,

    Sept. 29-Oct. 1

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival in downtown Carrollton. The festival includes amusement rides, arts and crafts, flea market, games, parade, food vendors and much more. Free event. Contact Jr. Welch for more information (502) 732-9118.

    Wednesday, Oct. 5