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Today's News

  • Labor Day honors the American workforce

    At their core, the major American holidays are bound by a common thread: They remind us of who we are and what we stand for, each and every year.

    While the Fourth of July celebrates our founding and freedom, Memorial Day and Veterans Day call on us never to forget the high price paid for those enduring gifts. Thanksgiving gives us a moment among loved ones to appreciate the many good things in our lives, and on Labor Day, which arrives this weekend, we pay tribute to the hard work that made our nation what it is today.

  • Lady Panthers win back-to-back against Bellevue

    The Lady Panthers soccer team defeated Bellevue in a back-to-back home and away series, winning 5-0 Aug. 24. But while the score may have been the same, the way Carroll County played was not.

    “It was much better today,” head coach Josh Noble said.

  • Carroll golf teams compete in All ‘A’

    The Carroll County boys golf team finished in second place with a team score of 359 in the All ‘A’ Tournament Aug. 25, at Fairway Golf Course.

    The Carroll County girls team finished in fifth, but it was the first 18-hole match for three of the team’s five players.

    Owen County won both the girls and boys tournaments. The other schools competing were Gallatin County, Trimble County, Walton-Verona and Williamstown (boys only).

  • Lady Panthers win home opener, 2-0

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team held on for a close win in the first set and rode Cheyenne Lawrence’s 11-point serving streak in the second to defeat Lloyd Memorial, 25-20, 25-9, to open their home season Aug. 23.

  • Offense still looking to get on track; football falls 21-0

    After a slow start, the Panthers’ defense stood up to the challenge Friday night against Henry County, but the offense is still struggling to get off the ground, as Carroll County lost 21-0 at home Aug. 26.

    Carroll’s offense managed just 27 yards of total offense (10 rushing and 17 passing).

    Short fields put the Panthers defense at a disadvantage. The offense turned the ball over on downs at their own 42-yard line, leading to a 4-yard touchdown run by Tyler Raisor and two-point conversion by Dylan Mayer.

  • Late season caterpillar stings can be painful

    Late season caterpillars are out in full force. Many use camouflage or secretive behavior to avoid predators. In contrast, stinging caterpillars have brittle, hollow spines connected to venom glands. These spines easily penetrate and break off in the skin. Then, the irritating venom goes to work.

    Reactions to the chemicals vary from slight irritation to pustules, inflammation, and intense pain. Contact usually comes when a person accidentally brushes against a caterpillar that they did not see.

  • Parent involvement promotes children’s success

    I had the privilege of attending a Title I meeting for our schools on Monday night at Kathryn Winn Primary. I will refer to the experience in the loosest sense of the term as a “meeting” because the only people there was myself and Gerda Wise with the school district. Despite the low number of attendees I found it to be very informative and felt this month’s column would be an excellent vehicle for sharing the information with others.

  • Arney offers three things you can do to eat better

    When asked to critique people’s diets and come up with changes that they would make, sometimes some of the changes made are more significant than others. However, one thing often found is that there are similar mistakes being made, which ultimately means that they are seen and the same changes needing to be made are on a continual basis.

    Highlighted below are the three most common changes that are needed within your diet, based on the diets seen on a day-to-day basis.

    Fiber balance

  • Senior Calendar | Sept. 1, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Sept. 1: Cards and games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; YMCA/Social/Potluck, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Those who believe should not keep their faith private

    In our day of political correctness and cultural diversity, or another term used is pluralism, a

    theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle. I often hear the following

    statement: “Faith is a private matter.” Mostly this statement comes from those that are opposed to religion altogether. It is the political correct way to say, “Keep your belief to yourself.”

    What has bothered me lately is I have heard the same “Faith is a private matter” from those who believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.