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Today's News

  • Helping hands for the elderly

    Project Comfort reached out to 15 local residents Oct. 25. Thirty-one volunteers cleaned gutters, fixed doors, winterized windows, cleaned up shrubs and trees, worked on plumbing issues, and visited with the residents. The event is organized by the Project Comfort Steering Committee.

  • Lady Panthers win district title, host regional

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers played with passion and swept Henry County 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-16) to win the 31st District championship Oct. 23. For the first time in school history, Carroll County will host the 8th Region volleyball tournament. The Lady Panthers will play Tuesday, Oct. 28, against North Oldham.

  • Take a few steps to keep pests out as cool weather arrives

    After the unusual, but very pleasant, warm spell we experienced at the beginning of the week, the weather is moving towards the cooler temperatures we would expect at the end of October.

    As we move our activities indoors, there are some pesky creatures that want to move indoors with us to seek refuge.  Some of these guys may have already made their way into the home.

    Common fall invaders include:  Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, crickets, spiders and black soldier beetle larvae.

  • Turkey Trot

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital will host the Turkey Trot Run 5K/10K and Walk 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, rain or shine. The event will be held at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $15. Participants must register by Nov. 3, to guarantee a t-shirt. Contact Jill Sachleben or Sheila Tomlinson for a registration form or for more information at (502) 732-4321.

  • Panthers defeat Raiders with last-second score

    By TODD POLLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    Carroll County put a damper on Trimble County’s Homecoming night, winning on a last-second quarterback sneak by junior Cameron Rose to win the game, 34-30.

    Carroll County’s defensive line held strong against host Trimble County to force the Raiders to give up the ball on downs on their last possession of the game. Trailing 30-28, the Panthers used the final two minutes of the game to drive into scoring position and win the game.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Special Olympics bowling

    Carroll County Special Olympics Bowling team competed Oct. 26 in Louisville for the Area 4 Bowling Tournament. The following results were posted:

    Rhonda Burns, fourth; Thomas Granger; second; David Gregory, first; Wally Gross, fourth; Amanda Hearn, fourth; *Zach Lynn, third; Damon Maines, fourth; Mary Pyles, second; Clint Smith, fifth; and Dylan Williamson, first.

    * Zach Lynn competed in Lexington on Oct. 21

    State competition will be Dec. 6 in Louisville.

  • Season ends at Regionals for Lady Panthers volleyball team

    Unfortunately for the Lady Panthers volleyball team, they will have to wait until next year for another shot at their first 8th Region win. Carroll County lost 3-0 to Oldham County in the opening round Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Carrollton.

    The Lady Colonels shell shocked the Lady Panthers in game one, running away with a 25-5 win. The Lady Panthers recovered in game two, but could not take advantage of their opportunities, falling 25-15. Oldham County took game three 25-9 for the sweep.

  • Don’t let negativity drive you away from voting Election Day

    Despite watching most of my favorite television shows on DVR, I still have seen more of the nasty campaign ads this year than I like. I’m sure you are in the same boat.

    The airwaves have been bombarded by the two U.S. Senate contenders trying to define each other through name-calling, taking things out of context and downright deceptive advertising.

  • Don’t be a statistic, take more precautions when on the roads

    Given the greater focus our nation now puts on highway safety, it can be difficult to remember what it was like before the era of better car and road design and tougher law enforcement.

    In the early 1970s, we were losing more than 50,000 people a year to traffic accidents, but that number has since shrunk to less than 34,000, even with significantly more miles being driven.