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Today's News

  • Ray overcomes heart condition to compete in Iron Man race

    The Iron Man is one of the toughest competitions an athlete can tackle. At 140.6 miles of swimming, cycling and running, it tests an athlete’s strength, endurance and will. Heather Ray has accepted that challenge – and she’s not letting her heart condition stop her.

  • Live Your Passion | Quilting - Projects Half Done

    If you’re looking for a timeless hobby where you can use your hands, express your creativity and have a useful product afterward, then quilting may be for you.

    Quilters in the Projects Half Done (PhDs) group at the Carroll County Public Library described the activity as relaxing, therapeutic and “a little sanity outlet.”

    “It keeps your mind active. Senior citizens need things that keep your mind cranking,” Aggie Searcy said.

  • 2017 Homecoming Court
  • Panthers shut out Raiders, 40-0, on Homecoming

    Carroll County’s defense pitched a shutout against Trimble County Friday, Sept. 29, as the Panthers took care of business with a 40-0 victory.

    “Defense played phenomenal,” Carroll head coach Hunter Cantwell said. “Coach [Justin] Franklin called a phenomenal game and guys played downhill all night and tackled well, stayed together when it looked like Trimble was going to put together a drive or two and kept them out of the end zone, so couldn’t be prouder of our defense.”

  • Test scores out; District will keep focus on entire student

    The Kentucky Department of Education released the statewide 2016-17 assessment data, Sept. 28. Carroll County Schools saw gains in some areas and losses in other areas.

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said the district is taking the numbers and tweaking the processes.

    “The new accountability system is looking more at the “whole” student rather than the strict focus on reading and mathematics,” Oak said. “We will continue to adjust our processes to meet the needs of our students.”

  • Tetra Tech employee dies in ash pond accident at KU

    A slide at one of the coal ash ponds at the Kentucky Utilities power generating plant in Ghent led to a fatal injury to a contractor, Oct. 5.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said that Aaron R. Bunger, 36, of Trenton, Ohio, was buried in the ash pond when part of the pond broke off with him. Wilhoite said he pronounced Bunger dead at the scene. As of press time Wednesday, Bunger’s body had not been recovered from the accident site.

  • Educational Excellence Foundation regroups, seeks two at-large directors

    The Educational Excellence Foundation of Carroll County Inc–an independent 501(c)3–convened its Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to select officers, seat Directors and make plans to continue its support of the Carroll County School District.

  • Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28

    Faith Community Church is partnering with General Butler State Resort Park and 95.3 WIKI Radio to present a Hurricane Relief Concert Oct. 28 at General Butler.

    Faith Community Church Pastor Randy Doll said in an interview Oct. 9, that his church wanted to do something to help the hurricane victims, but his church is small and he was not sure what they could do.

  • Annual Chamber banquet Oct. 23

    Join the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce as it honors some of the outstanding businesses and volunteers making a difference in the community. The 20th annual Chamber Awards Banquet, presented by North American Stainless, will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at General Butler State Resort Park’s conference center.

  • Carrollton Utilities ribbon cutting