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Today's News

  • Unique variety of festivals are held in Kentucky every autumn

    If there is one theme binding the numerous festivals that take place across the commonwealth each year, it’s that if we raise it, grow it or use a lot of it, there’s almost certainly a community that celebrates it.

    Most of these festivals take place over a 10-week period that begins in late August and runs through Halloween, and food is often the focal point.  During that time, you can find events dedicated to apples, chicken, country ham, sorghum, bourbon, honey, barbecue and even salt.

  • XC girls run at Grant Invitational

    The Carroll County High School girls cross country team competed in the Grant County Invitational Sept. 3. Haley Dermon finished with a time of 24 minutes 22.2 seconds, followed by Sarah Marshall with a time of 25 minutes 35.8 seconds. Savanna Martinez, Lauren Cox and Abby Blankenship finished close together in the race. Martinez finished in 33 minutes 3.5 seconds, Cox finished in 33 minutes 33.1 seconds and Blankenship finished in 34 minutes 14.1 seconds.

  • Volleyball defeats Williamstown, falls to Trimble at All ‘A’

    Positive attitudes, communication and hustle were three of the things head coach Lynn Eaglin saw from her team in their win Saturday over Williamstown. The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Demons 2-0 (25-18, 25-19) in the first round of the All ‘A’ Tournament at Carroll County High School.

    “I think they played really well,” she said. “Their communication, keeping their heads up, you didn’t see that domino effect of once they get down they stay down. They were able to keep their momentum.”

  • Arts & Barks

    The Arts and Barks festival was held on Sept. 3, at General Butler State Resort Park. The festival is a combination of Wolfstock and the Goldenrod Gala, with proceeds going to support the Carroll County Animal Support.

  • Bullseye!
  • Head back to prom at annual senior event

    The annual Senior Event will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at the National Guard armory. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event will be held from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Bring a date or come stag for a wonderful evening of dinner, music and dancing. The event is free to all area senior citizens.

    Guests are encouraged to dress up for prom night. Prom pictures will be taken, and guests will vote on the Prom King and Queen.

    The event will include dinner, prizes and music by the Ovation Orchestra, which plays Glen Miller-type music.

  • Lady Raiders top visiting Lady Panthers, 2-0

    Experience and size were cited by both coaches as keys to Trimble County’s 2-0 win (25-9, 25-10) over visiting Carroll County in high school volleyball action Aug. 29.

  • Carroll drops heartbreaker to Gallatin in five sets

    Two evenly-matched teams took to the floor Thursday, Sept. 1, in a district matchup that required the full distance of five sets before the winner was determined. In the end it was the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats who persevered, winning 3-2 over Carroll County.

  • CCMS construction dispute settled in arbitration

    As Carroll County Board of Education Attorney Jim Crawford said, “Cross your fingers,” but the Carroll County Middle School construction project should finally be complete Oct. 7.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Quinn Willhoite

    When asked if he wanted to be featured in the newspaper, Quinn Willhoite’s face lit up, and he was bursting with excitement. Yes, he is only seven years old, but his energy is contagious, and he showed more enthusiasm than anyone else thus far.

    The son of Mike and Jennifer Willhoite and the younger brother of Coy, 9, Quinn is a kind-hearted soul, who always has a smile on his face and is already thinking more about others than himself.