Today's News

  • Carroll advances in All ‘A’ with win over Trimble

    After falling behind 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, Carroll County flipped the tables on Trimble County in the second, outscoring the Raiders 15-4 to take a six-point halftime lead and ultimately hold on for a 69-61 victory in the first round of the Eighth Region All “A” Tournament Jan. 9, at Owen County High School. Carroll will meet Walton-Verona in the semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.

  • Rand: Passing the budget will be main focus of legislative session

    The first few weeks of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days.

    That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be on April 13th.

  • Pension reform must be addressed this year
  • Panthers, Lady Panthers both 1-2 in holiday tournament

    Boys beat Rock Creek

    Carroll County Panthers traveled to Scottsburg, Ind., for a Pre-Christmas Tournament Dec. 22-23, finishing 1-2.

    In game one, Carroll County lost to Christian Academy of Indiana, 64-33. Christian Academy outrebounded Carroll, 28-16, and hit 52 percent from the field, compared to 32 percent for Carroll. Wyatt Supplee led the team with 13 points and tied Eli Yocum for a team-high five rebounds. Yocum also scored two points. Braedyn Cole scored 10 points, while Devin McAlister scored five points and David Duncan scored three points.

  • Hoover resigns as KY House Speaker, holds on to his House seat


    Lexington Herald Leader

    After a week of drama hanging over the Capitol, state Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned as Speaker of the Kentucky House Monday.

    “The one thing I believe I am most proud of, is I believe people know that I am honest and I’m a man of my word,” Hoover said before handing a letter to a page that said, “I hereby resign as Speaker of the House to become effective if accepted by the members of this body.”

  • State budget to be ‘brutal;’Constituents ask about state tax reform, pensions


    Landmark News Service

    State Senate President Pro Tem Jimmy Higdon told constituents in a meeting at the Old Courthouse in Bardstown Monday that this year’s legislative session would be intently focused on the budget, pensions and roads.

    But almost immediately, discussion turned to the underlying issue — how to get more revenue.

  • Forum on school restructuring Jan. 11; Superintendent job posted

    The Carroll County School District will be hosting a forum at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at at the Carroll County Middle School to discuss the restructuring of three schools.

    Under the proposal to be discussed, all day Head Start would move into Kathryn Winn Primary, while second grade would then be shifted to Cartmell Elementary. The fifth grade would move to Carroll County Middle School.

    The forum is open to the public.

    Superintendent search

  • Council adopts property maintenance code

    By a 3-2 vote, Carrollton City Council approved an ordinance replacing Chapter 154 of the housing code with the international property maintenance code “to control unsafe and/or unfit structures and/or nuisances within the City.”

    Councilman Dwight Louden made a motion to adopt the new code, with one typo correction, and Councilman Mike Gordon seconded. Councilman Kevin Craig also voted in favor, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilman Hayley Franklin voted against. Councilman Doug Hill was absent.

  • Icy roads cause multiple wrecks, school cancellation

    The conditions were perfect Monday, Jan. 8, for creating black ice and slick road conditions.

    Data from the Carroll County Mesonet weather station showed the air temperature was below freezing from Dec. 24 through late afternoon of Jan. 7. The temperatures had frozen the top four inches of the ground and concrete and blacktop temperatures were also below freezing.

    The warm up Jan. 7, and through the early morning of Jan. 8, was not enough to warm the road and sidewalk surfaces and prevent the formation of ice.

  • Live Your Passion | U - Umpiring Tim and Chris Hendrick

    Just like mothers and daughters, fathers and sons share a special bond and enjoy spending time together. For some, it’s flipping a house or a car. Others enjoy waking up before dawn to go hunting, while others prefer to sit on the couch and watch a game.

    For Tim and Chris Hendrick, one of their passions is baseball, and Tim passed on his love of both umpiring and watching the sport to his son.