Today's News

  • Preparing for tax season is half the battle

    Now is the time when we start thinking about filing our income taxes from the previous year.  Even though it’s an annual event, it can cause anxiety for many. By preparing now, you can ease the process for yourself and your tax preparer.

  • Watkins couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

    Doris and Bernie Watkins of Owenton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Jan. 9, at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center, in Carrollton, given by their niece and nephews, George, Teresa, Ed and Larry Heitzman.

    Among the 100 guests was Mildred Bosley, the 102-year-old mother of the bride.

    Doris and Bernie were married at St. Bernard’s Church in Dayton, Ky. on Jan. 8, 1966.

  • Gallatin avenges loss, beat Carroll, 70-59, in All ‘A’

    Despite an excellent second half, Carroll County’s offensive drought in the first half was too much to overcome, as the Panthers fell to Gallatin County, 70-59, in the 8th Regional All ‘A’ Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 12.

  • Lady Panthers advance in All ‘A’

    Carroll County’s defense shut out Eminence’s offense in the second half, en route to a 47-10 victory in the first round of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Tournament Monday, Jan. 11, at Owen County High School. Carroll took on Walton-Verona in the semifinals Wednesday. Results were unavailable by presstime.

  • Gallatin defeats Carroll, 56-33



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    The Carroll County Lady Panthers (3-10) fell behind in the second quarter and were unable to catch up, losing 56-33 to Gallatin County Saturday, Jan. 9.

    Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, as Gallatin’s Peyton Morgan hit the first basket of the game at the 3:18 mark. The Lady Wildcats (9-7) led 6-4 after one quarter of play.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Jan. 14, 2016

    New events

    Tuesday, Jan. 19

    All-Pro Dad Breakfast at Carroll County Middle School, 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the library. For more information, call Tracey Reynolds or Stephanie O’Neal, (502) 732-9272.

    The Food Pantry of Carroll County, Inc., will conduct its annual meeting on Monday at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ky. The church is located at 401 Highland Avenue. This public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. for review of corporation activities and election of directors.

  • Student of the week: Evan Alsup First grade (Handlon) | Jan. 7, 2016

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Go to Lighthouse after school because I like the extra recess time.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Gym because I like roller skating.”

    What is your favorite book? 

    “Plants vs. Zombies.”

    What is your favorite movie?

    “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    “Asbury College.”

  • School Menu | Jan. 7, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.


    Thursday, Jan. 7: Sausage biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato, cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer Sausage cheese bagel for breakfast and taco or chicken fajita for lunch.

  • CCMS hosts alumni night

    Carroll County Middle School teacher Will Yager’s seventh-grade Problem Based Learning class will host an alumni night from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 25, at the school.

    Students will offer snacks and a tour of the school. Don’t miss seeing the new addition and having time to catch up with former teachers and classmates.

    Those planning to attend are asked to bring pictures with them of their middle school experience.

    For more information, email William.Yager@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Sutherland wins geographic bee

    Christian Academy of Carrollton seventh-grader Rebecca Sutherland won the school’s competition of the National Geographic Bee Dec. 16, and has a chance at a $50,000 scholarship. The school bee was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.