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Today's News

  • Community must fight abuse, drugs

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy J.T. Shaw shared his personal story of abuse as a child with nearly 200 people who turned out Friday night on the Carroll County Courthouse lawn for a child abuse prevention awareness program.

    Sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, the program offered educational tables from area agencies, along with games and inflatables for the children.

    Shaw shared his personal experience with physical and psychological abuse as a child growing up in Worthville.

  • Panthers return to state All ‘A’ tourney

    Carroll County kept its state All ‘A’ Tournament hopes alive with a hard fought nine inning 6-4 win over Whitefield Academy Friday, April 24.

    Carroll County will be going back to Lexington’s Whitaker Bank Park for the second straight year as they try to improve on last year’s final four appearance.

    The Panthers used some timely hitting backed by strong pitching performances from Seth Hicks and Justin Ray to finally put away a pesky Whitefield Academy team.

  • History buffs

    The Cartmell History Club competed in the annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention and Kentucky History Day on April 24-25 at the University of Kentucky.

    Group members are Skilar Brown, Emma McCollum, Hunter Rosenbaum, Reagan Miller, Reagan Matthews, Rileigh Darnold, Cameron Darnold, Bailee Matthews, Julie Clifton, Johnica Spenneberg, Lylah Cox, Antonio Welch, Carlos Sanchez, Christian Welch, Dakota Hunter, Cole Brown, Trenton Imus, Braydan Lair, Ryan Tharp, Andrew Frye, Chloe Young, Hannah Kincaid, Katey Fultz, and Keagan Hatton.

  • Tennis sweeps Spencer Co.

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams swept Spencer County on their recent trips to Carrollton. The boys tennis team won 4-1 on April 23, while the girls won 4-1 on April 28.

    In boys’ action, No. 1 singles Zeke Kates defeated Clay Abell, 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 singles Micah Kates defeated Noah Wernert, 6-0, 6-4. No. 3 singles Kyle Vail swept John Matherly, 6-0, 6-0.

    No. 1 doubles team J.J. Fernandez and Bobby Perkins defeated Jacob Whitehouse and Owen Baxter, 6-2, 6-3.

  • ‘Moving Up’ changed to a daytime event

    Renovation at the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium forced changes in two annual end-of-the-year activities for eighth-graders. 

    The Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council decided at its meeting April 22, to change the Moving Up Ceremony to a daytime event in the school auditorium and move the eighth-grade dance to Cartmell Elementary’s gym.

  • City names river walk for Webster

    The new Carrollton River Walk has been named in memory of former mayor Charlie Webster. A ceremony with Webster’s family will be held at 1 p.m. June 27.

    “He was very special to the community,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

    Webster was the only Carrollton mayor to serve five terms. Council voted 5-0, with Councilman Jeff Dickow absent.

  • Gentry art show opens
  • Paragon Arts and Music Academy’s spring recital, April 24
  • Two EMT spots to change to medics

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted at its April 28 meeting to reclassify two EMT positions to paramedic positions.

    Carroll County Emergency Services Director Ed Webb and Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar presented costs and data for transfer runs from CCMH.

  • Council approves first readings for 2015-2016 city, utilities budgets

    Funding for new police cruisers, a school resource officer, the completion of the Carrollton river walk and a new code enforcement vehicle top the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget.

    Council approved the first reading of the new budget at its meeting April 27. Second reading will be held May 11, with the budget going into effect July 1.

    The city’s total resources are $5.184 million, with estimated appropriations at $4.572 million.