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Today's News

  • Panthers struggle to hit in regional tourney loss to Titans

    A tight 2-0 game most of the way, the Martha Layne Collins Titans blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring eight runs to defeat Carroll County 10-0 in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Monday, May 25, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. It was the first time all season the Panthers were unable to score a run.

  • Early runs, 16 strikeouts help Panthers repeat

    The Carroll County High School baseball team got on the scoreboard early against Henry County and rode Zakk Hicks’ 16 strikeouts to a 7-2 victory in the 31st District Championship May 20, winning the title back-to-back years. This completes the team’s year long goal of winning back-to-back “Triple Crowns,” a name given to the 31st District Tournament, the 8th Region All ‘A’ title and NCKC conference title.

  • Against All Obstacles: Chavez overcomes racial discrimination; dreams of becoming a teacher

    After years of racial discrimination in elementary through high school from classmates and even teachers, Nikki Chavez had given up on her dream of becoming a teacher. But an internship at Trimble County Public Library re-inspired the Christian Academy of Carrollton graduate to pursue a double major in elementary education and Spanish next year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., becoming the first person in her family to attend college.

  • Against All Obstacles: Young defies odds with support, love; set to graduate, go to college

    Carroll County High School senior Sabrina Young will be the first in her family to attend college when she arrives on campus at Western Kentucky University. But that achievement is overshadowed by the path she had to follow to even get to high school graduation.

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Mackenzi Hawkins

    Imagine that you have played your entire varsity-level high school softball career with the same core group of girls. Over the past six years, you have grown together as a team and a softball family, celebrating the highs and dealing with the lows together.

    Then, the next year, everyone is gone. They have graduated, and you are the lone senior left on a team of inexperienced underclassmen and middle schoolers, attempting to compete on the varsity level.
    How do you respond?

  • 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year: Zakk Hicks

    People say that sports are just a game. But to some, it can be so much more.

    For Zakk Hicks, baseball changed his life.

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  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • County fair exhibit dates

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.