Today's News

  • Celebrate National 4-H Week

    During the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016, more than 6 million young Americans will celebrate National 4-H Week. The week will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the incredible 4-H youth who make a positive impact on their communities.

  • State works to preserve its natural habitat

    For hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians and out-of-state visitors, there is no place quite like the commonwealth when it comes to hunting, fishing or just experiencing all that nature has to offer.

    In a given year, more than 550,000 people fish, 347,000 hunt and another two million either boat on our rivers and lakes or observe our wildlife. Not surprisingly, these outdoor activities are a major driver of our economy, with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources estimating the annual impact at nearly $6 billion.

  • Panthers football survives Eminence, win 48-38

    After taking a 21-8 lead into halftime, the Panthers survived a second-half shootout with the Eminence Warriors, holding on to win, 48-38.

    The Panthers opened the game with the ball and managed one first down on a run by Orlando Vasquez before a block in the back penalty set the drive back and forced a punt. Fortunately, a penalty ruined a good defensive effort for the Warriors, as they were flagged for roughing punter Zakk Wilson. Both teams drew another flag on the drive, and a sack on quarterback Dylan Groves killed the drive, forcing a punt.

  • Carroll boys notch first win of the season with victory over Henry

    The Panthers soccer team took care of business Thursday night, winning 4-0 against Henry County at Panther Field. It was the team’s first win of the season and first-year head coach Kevin States’ first career win.

    “It was good,” States said. “We played really well. We didn’t give them a lot of chances. We took our chances, and they played really well. For the first time all year we started strong and ended strong, and that’s what we need to keep doing for the rest of district [play].”

  • Lady Panthers unable to score for its defense, fall 2-0 to Henry

    The Lady Panthers soccer team played its heart out on defense Thursday night, forcing a Henry County shutout through the first half. Unfortunately, it could not sustain the barrage, ultimately losing the game 2-0. The Lady Cats outshot the Lady Panthers 36-4, and Carroll senior keeper Houston Lindsey notched 25 saves.

  • Volleyball falls to Walton-Verona

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team showed some fight in game two, but otherwise had a poor performance Monday against a tough Walton-Verona squad, falling 2-0 (25-8, 25-16).

    “We definitely played the second game better than the first game,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “[The girls] came out timid. Walton’s got some really good outside and attack hitters, and we couldn’t capitalize on the blocks.”

    Carroll kept the game within reach early, highlighted by an Abby Evans kill, but two serving streaks put the game out of reach.

  • ‘Senior Prom’ night
  • Carroll County District Court Records | Sept. 22, 2016

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  • Crawford re-elected to board of directors

    Grover Crawford was re-elected to the board of directors for United Producers Inc., effective June 22. As a director, he will represent the members of District 16, eastern Kentucky, for a three-year term on the board of directors. Elected during UPI’s district delegate meeting, he will help govern the largest livestock marketing cooperative in the United States.

    “We are pleased to have Grover continue as a director,” said Mike Bumgarner, President and CEO of United Producers Inc. “He will continue to be a great asset to the board.”

  • Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 22, 2016

    The library is getting ready for the October Quilt show. If you have any old or new quilts you would like to share in the quilt show, please contact the library. Limit two per person.

    Food for Fines! Pay off your fines with a donation to the Carroll County Food Pantry. Week four is mac and cheese and week five is jams and jellies.

    New on Fridays 9:30-11 a.m., Babies & Books; drop in story and playtime for babies from birth to 18 months with their caregivers. Coffee and muffins for moms! For more information call (502) 732-7020.