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Today's News

  • Library purchases van for outreach program thanks to NAS donation

    The Carroll County Public Library has a new 2017 Ford Transit Connect van thanks to the generosity of North American Stainless.

    Carroll County Public Library Director Hillary Arney said that NAS assistant to the president Melanie Stewart asked if the library had any outreach programs that the company could support. Arney spoke to Stewart about the need to have transportation for the expanded library outreach programs.

  • McMahan hits 1,000 point-mark on senior night

    Evan McMahan scored his 1,000th career point on senior night Feb. 14, in a manner not often seen in a 70-60 loss to Louisville Collegiate.

    McMahan toed the foul line with 0.2 seconds left on the clock after being fouled on a 3-point attempt, needing all three to reach 1,000 points. “I am never nervous, until I stepped up to the free throw line,” McMahan said. “I knew that I had to breathe and the way I had been making them tonight I would make these.”

    And that he did, as all three shots were nothing but net.

  • 2017 Carroll County High School Homecoming Court
  • Breaking the curse: Panthers end 15-game skid with double OT win

    The Carroll County Panthers finally broke the curse of their 15-game losing streak with a 79-71 double-overtime win-to-remember on homecoming night Friday, Feb. 10. The Panthers led Williamstown most of the game, thanks to a 17-9 first quarter. The Demons chipped away at the lead over the next four quarters and tied the game at 63 at the end of regulation. Both teams scored four points in the first overtime, sending it into a second four-minute period. Carroll scored baskets on their first two possessions and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to hang on to the win.

  • Lady Panthers hit win number 10 on senior night

    The Lady Panthers basketball team notched back-to-back wins for the first time this season, defeating North Oldham, 44-28, Feb. 7. It was the team’s 10th win of the season and even more sweet because it was on senior night.

    After taking a 26-21 lead at halftime, Carroll County held North Oldham to just one point in the third quarter and extended their lead to 13, 35-22.

  • 2017 Basketball Homecoming

    The annual Homecoming Crowning will be held between the Carroll County High School varsity basketball games against Williamstown Friday, Feb. 10. The boys play at 6 p.m. followed by the homecoming crowning and then the girls’ game. 

  • Methamphetamine on the rise so far in 2017

    Only a month-and-a-half into 2017 and the Carrollton Police Department is already seeing a rise in its methamphetamine cases.

    Since Jan. 1, the department has investigated eight possession and four trafficking cases of methamphetamine, CPD Officer Tim Gividen said. The department has confiscated 40.78 grams of the drug so far this year. In all of 2016, the department confiscated 56.34 grams.

  • CPD to have jurisdiction in other counties; Park update

    Carrollton Police Department officers now have jurisdiction in 26 other Kentucky counties should they come across a blatant violation while they are traveling through the area.

    Council approved a resolution to approve an amendment to the interlocal agreement creating the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System. Mayor Robb Adams explained that this does not mean the general public will start seeing police officers from other counties actively patrolling the streets.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with Dow-Corning

    Dow-Corning presented Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 14, with an updated Foreign Trade Zone Agreement. The zone agreement provides the local industry with tax incentives. Dow-Corning has been operating under the current agreement since 2012, and makes payments to taxing entities in lieu of assessed values.

    The proposed agreement is essentially the same except that Dow-Corning wants to issue one check to the county, and the county would issue the funds to the proper taxing entities rather than Dow-Corning issuing five or six checks.

  • Tomlinson chairs the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his first meeting Feb. 8, in Frankfort, as chairman of the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts.

    The KCADD is the association that represents the 600-plus board members of the 15 Area Development Districts throughout the Commonwealth. Tomlinson is in his second year chairing the board for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.