Today's News

  • Avoid excessive holiday debt

    As December holidays approach, plan ahead so you will remember this season, rather than the months it took to pay off the mountain of debt incurred on gifts for family and friends.

    To keep from spending too much money on holiday gifts, set a budget that won’t put you in a tight financial squeeze.

  • Clean up landscape now to prevent spring problems

    November arrives this weekend (hard to believe, right?) and as leaves continue to show their pretty colors and fall from trees, it is a great time to focus on landscape sanitation.

  • Legislators work to address domestic violence, trafficking, bullying, other issues

    As a matter of public policy, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed. 

    Thankfully, that era is largely behind us.  Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them, and as a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.

  • Panthers beat Raiders to lock in playoff bid

    The Carroll County Panthers secured a spot in the district playoffs Friday night, defeating Trimble County 52-22 at Panther Field. With a week 11 bye, the Raiders end the season winless, 0-10.

    Trimble head coach Justin Franklin said it was more disappointing not being in the playoffs than it was being shutout this season.

  • School menu | Oct. 29, 2015

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


    Thursday, Oct. 29: 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.

  • District canned food drive will begin Nov. 16

    Even though the annual canned food drive is three weeks away, schools in the Carroll County School District are already gearing up. The district’s food drive will run from Nov. 16-20. The stakes are high this year, with Superintendents Hogan and Oak promising to dress as clowns for a day if the district collects at least 17,000 items by the end of the week.

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  • Senior Calendar |Oct. 29, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Oct. 29: 10 a.m., Bunk-O; 11:30 a.m., lunch; 12:30 p.m., Rummy.

    Friday, Oct. 30: 9:30 a.m., Scary movie day with refreshments; 9:30 a.m., Silver Sneakers Splash @ Vevay YMCA; 11:30 a.m., lunch; noon, Rummy.

  • Attendance at training qualifies families for Christmas assistance

    Relatives Raising Relatives will be held Monday, Nov. 2, at the second floor courtroom at the Carroll County courthouse.

    Learn about great programs that can benefit you and/or  the children you are raising. This also is the perfect time to have questions answered and is the place to pick up some great resources.

    By attending this special training, participants will qualify to receive Christmas assistance for the minors you are caring for.

  • Donation | Oct. 29, 2015