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Today's News

  • McConnell traveled throughout state to listen to concerns of citizens, leaders

    As a Senator, my job requires that I spend many hours in Washington, but Kentucky is my home and I make it a priority to be in the state when the Senate is not in session. Over the last two weeks, the Senate was not in session so I decided to again travel throughout the Commonwealth as I often do.  Not only is this a great way to engage with Kentuckians from every corner of the state, but it’s also a great way to ensure I can continue my work most effectively as Kentucky’s voice in the Senate.

  • Bevin a craven coward or Cleanup Crusader?

    By AL CROSS

    The Courier-Journal

    contributing columnist

    Kentucky’s top two politicians were a study in contrasts last week.

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, after doing what he called “the single most consequential thing” in his 46 years in politics – securing a Supreme Court seat for conservatives by keeping a liberal president from filling it – drew lots of harsh criticism.

  • Ladies fall to Walton-Verona, 9-5

    Carroll County softball dropped a 9-5 decision to Walton-Verona, April 24.

    This was another game in which head coach Chelsie Roy thought the team was capable of playing better. “What upsets me is our mistakes are what we work on in practice,” Roy said. “We have to get tougher mentally. We cannot carry what happens during our at-bats in to the field and we cannot carry our fielding to our at-bats.”

  • Carroll County defeats Western Hills, 7-2, at home

    Strong pitching and timely hitting will win a lot of ball games, and that was the case for the Carroll County Panthers Tuesday night as they defeated Western Hills, 7-2, at Panther Field. Senior Seth Hicks finished the game with 11 strikeouts, giving up just two hits, three walks and two unearned runs. He also was 3-4 from the plate with a double and two singles.

  • Courtney, Dermon win NCKC doubles championship

    Doubles partners Taylor Courtney and Jessi Dermon defeated Gallatin County, 6-3, 6-4 to win the NCKC doubles championship April 19, at Gallatin County High School. The girls defeated Trimble County, Lloyd Memorial and Gallatin County’s second doubles team to advance to the title match. Gallatin County won the overall NCKC championship, 3-1, over Carroll.

  • Unified sports gives all students the chance to compete

    Having the opportunity to put on a uniform with your school name emblazoned across the chest and compete in an athletic competition is something that thousands of student-athletes do across the state every year. But that is not an opportunity available for all high school students.

    Luckily, the times are gradually changing.

  • Splash park funds part of city’s budget

    A splash park at Point Park, new sidewalks, city hall maintenance and new equipment for each department highlight the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. Council held the first reading to approve the new budget, as well as to amend the fiscal year 2016-2017 budget at its meeting April 24. The second readings will be held at the May 8, council meeting.

  • Harlem Wizards visit Carroll County

    By the numbers

    546 tickets sold

    $4,000 raised for Family Ties resource center

    Sponsors

    Nucor Steel

    PMC Organometallix

    North American Stainless

    First National Bank of Kentucky

    Farmer’s Bank of Milton

    German American Bank

    Angela Franklin KY Farm Bureau Insurance

    McDonald’s

    The Insurance Offices, Brad Horner agent

    General Butler State Resort Park

    Wal-Mart of Carrollton

  • Happy Hollow needs help addressing drug problem

    Mick Dunaway, president of the Happy Hollow Owners Association and Shannon Moore, chairman of the board, appeared before Fiscal Court seeking their help.

    The Happy Hollow association is in need of legal help to curtail the drug issue at the resort.

  • Students learn about importance of county government

    Cartmell Elementary fourth-graders learned about county government and following their dreams at an assembly April 18.