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Today's News

  • Panthers soccer team looks to defend its district title

    The 2016 version of the Carroll County High School boys’ soccer team will have plenty of new faces as CCHS alum and new head coach Kevin States takes over a team that has won four consecutive district titles.

    “We have four returning starters all on the offensive end,” States said. “We have a solid core of four seniors, but with only two juniors with varsity playing time we are really a young team.”

  • Blood donations urgently needed in final weeks of summer

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

    The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities. The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break though.

  • Consider hosting foreign exchange student

    Bring the world together by hosting a foreign exchange student! World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries, including Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, The former Soviet Union countries and Norway.

    Couples and families with and without children in the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose to host a student for a semester or for the school year.

  • School Menu | Aug. 11, 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. 11: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Soft taco, lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana. Carroll County High School and Middle School will offer: Soft taco or chicken fajita with lettuce/tomato/ cheese/salsa/sour cream, refried beans, Mexican rice and banana for lunch.

  • JCTC Dean’s List released

    Jefferson Community and Technical College announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester.

  • Bristow hired to lead the Panthers baseball

    “Coaching high school baseball has been my dream,” new Carroll County High School baseball coach Levi Bristow said at the meet and greet held in his honor Aug. 8.

    “Carroll County baseball has been our most successful program the past four years,” Carroll County athletic director Paul Stone said. “We wanted a good candidate to continue building on the success of Coach Jimmy Ray. Bristow stood out because of his passion and organizational skills.”

  • Mefford resigns as Ghent mayor

    The City of Ghent conducted its monthly meeting on Aug. 9, but it is the last for Mayor Lonnie Mefford, who had tendered his resignation effective at the close of the meeting.

    City of Ghent voters elected Mefford to the position in November 2014, and he took office the following January. In the short time he held the position, he believes the city, and board, have accomplished much.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 11, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Aug. 12

    Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County is hosting a free movie night on the courthouse lawn. The event begins at 8 p.m. and is free. The movie will be “Inside Out,” and free popcorn, Kona slushies and candy will be provided.

    Friday and Saturday,

    Aug. 19-20

    The 5th anniversary of the Carrollton Idol singing competition will be held at Carroll County Middle School.

    Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Love God, love people

    When Pharisees asked Jesus, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus answers, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and most important commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39.

  • Kentucky scores well in graduation gap; middle of the road in travel stats

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.

    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just 1 percent here in the commonwealth.  In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.