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  • Carroll County Public Library | Aug. 18, 2016

    Now there is a card just for you! Every child can check out up to three items even without a parent signature. Books, audiobooks, music cd’s, magazines and downloadable books from the library’s website are just a few of the things available to every child ages 5-18. B4K Club and Music Makers will be on vacation for the month of August. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Friday, Aug 19: Board of Trustees Meeting, noon.

    Saturday, Aug. 20: Game club, 1-4 p.m.

  • Juniors lead Panthers golf team

    Carroll County boys golf returns a solid core of four juniors this season: Blake Belcher, Caleb Stephenson, Evan Oney and Garrett Sanders. Carroll graduated two seniors, Justin Ray and Dru Walker, with Ray being the scoring leader on the team last season.

    Carroll County head coach Duke Boles said he expects Belcher to take over the “Mr. Consistency” role that Ray played last year. “He will be the player to go out and play a solid round of golf,” Boles said. “I expect him to card a score that could be the medalist every time out.”

  • Miller, supporters speak in favor of car lot in C-1

    The Carrollton Planning and Zoning public hearing Aug. 11, for the comprehensive plan update drew a large crowd–mostly comprised of Deanie Miller’s family and friends who wanted to let P&Z members know why they should allow a change to the C-1 district zone to allow car lots.

  • Lewellyn chosen to fill Mefford’s remaining term as Ghent mayor

    During a special meeting held on Aug. 12, the Ghent City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Lonnie Mefford and chose Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn to complete his term.

    “I think Jimmy has the most experience,” Commissioner Caroline Reisner stated. “I would like to nominate him.” The nomination was seconded by Joseph Beall and unanimously passed. Lewellyn was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell and presided over the remainder of the meeting.

  • Election update

    In the special District 1 Constable race, Chris Reese and Brian “Smurf” Taylor have withdrawn their names out of respect for recently deceased Constable Jimmy Aaron. The only candidate left on the ballot is Connie Aaron.

    In the Ghent City Commission race, James Lewellyn has withdrawn his name as he was named mayor after the resignation of Lonnie Mefford. 

  • Will it float? - Cardboard boats
  • Panthers football looks to improve on last year’s record

    In his second year as head coach of the Carroll County Panthers football team, Lee Downey hopes to continue building the program and improving on last season’s 5-5 regular season record and first round playoff loss.

  • Noble confident in Lady Panthers soccer team

     After being the assistant coach for two Carroll County High School sports, Josh Noble is ready to take the reins as head coach of the Lady Panthers soccer team.

    “I’m excited for the opportunity to help teach these young girls about soccer and how to play,” he said.

    Noble coached the JV squad last season and has been a CCHS assistant baseball coach for the past two seasons. He also has on-the-field experience, playing on the varsity squad for four years at Scottsburg High School in Indiana.

  • School Menu | Aug. 18, 2016

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

    Thursday, Aug. 18: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Zika virus hits close to home in Hardin Co.

    The News-Enterprise

    It didn’t seem so scary when it was in Brazil.

    Knowing the life span of a mosquito, it was mathematically improbable for the little critter to bring the Zika virus to North America any time soon.

    But when you factor in the human element – travel, flights and transmission – what seemed improbable became plausible.

    With the news late last week that two Hardin County residents were laboratory confirmed to have contracted the virus, what was plausible now is very real.