Today's News

  • Church News | Sept. 3, 2015

    Community-wide prayer service Sept. 9

    Carrollton Ministerial Association will hold a community-wide prayer service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Family Worship Center, 2520 Hwy 227 in Carrollton. All are welcome to come together to pray for recent local and national concerns. For more information call Rev. Tim Polley, (502) 732-5708.

    Yard sale Sept. 5

    Ghent Baptist Church will hold a yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to benefit the missions.


  • Drug-free pledge
  • Sports briefs | Aug. 27, 2015

    Volleyball sweeps Lady Demons, 3-0

    Carroll County’s volleyball team traveled to Williamstown High School as they opened their season with a 3-0 win (25-22, 25-16, 26-24) Aug 18.

  • School officials question CCMS project delays

    An air of uncertainty continues to swirl around the Carroll County Middle School construction project, as the general contractor was unable to provide firm dates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, for substantial completion. Marrillia Construction and Design owner Josh Marrillia told the board he feels “very comfortable” that the renovation will be finished by no later than mid-October and the new gym will “likely” be complete in December.

  • Changing lives: Seizure alert dog gives Williamson greater independence

    Carroll County High School welcomed a unique new student this year. This one has four paws, a tail and loves to get rubbed behind his ears.

    Coffee is freshman Dylan Williamson’s seizure alert dog, the first–at least in recent memory–to grace the halls of CCHS. He is a one-year-old golden retriever, trained to mitigate disabilities, which means he is trained to alert for seizures, Dylan’s mom, Kim Dermon, said.

  • Carroll County At Work: Jennifer Dickow (P is for Paramedic)

    The first face many see in response to a 911 call is a paramedic. In Carroll County that face may belong to Jennifer Dickow, a paramedic with the Carroll County Ambulance Service.

    Dickow began working part-time for Carroll County in 1999, as an EMT. Then-emergency services director Seldon Scott hired her full-time in 2000. Dickow started the paramedic training in 2002. She finished her training in 2005, and has been a nationally certified paramedic for the past 10 years.

  • The athletic field construction project is coming along
  • Confidence still high despite season-opening loss at Grant County, 48-8

    Carroll County struggled on the road at Grant County Friday night, trailing 40-0 heading into the fourth quarter, ultimately falling 48-8.

    The Panthers gave up three fumbles in the Braves’ red zone and a completed pass to the 11-yard-line was called back due to a personal foul penalty. The Panthers also struggled on special teams, allowing two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

  • Cross country blends athletes from other sports into one team

    Carroll County boys and girls cross country teams each return a runner that competed in the state tournament last fall and new Carroll County head Coach Molly Shirley expects to lean heavily on juniors Guillermo Cruz and Haley Dermon.

    Cruz participated in an international program last summer where he ran two races in Australia and one in Hawaii. He finished 48th out of 3,318 runners in the 5.7 km race July 4, and 34th in his 15-17 year old age group.

  • Champions is ready for new school year

    The new school schedules are in full swing! Busses are loaded up, lunchboxes are packed and students have returned to schools in Carroll County. At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we are geared up and excited for another fun-filled year with education and prevention at our forefront, as always. While we are an organization that heavily focuses on community needs and issues, we also are very student-driven and oriented and place most of our time planning school functions and fun.