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Today's News

  • Sounds of spring
  • Girls tennis nets win over Western Hills

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams took on Western Hills Friday night at the county park. The girls won their match 4-1, but the boys lost 4-1.

    The Panthers teams have not played very many matches because of weather-related cancelations and spring break.

    The Lady Panthers “totally dominated” Western Hills, head coach Juan Fernandez said in an email. The girls are 5-0 this season and keep getting better. He said he sees nothing but upside with the team.

  • Celebrating student art
  • Shooting for the stars
  • CCATC SkillUSA students earn first

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center Skills USA chapter won first place in the leadership event called “Community Service” for their project, “A Place to Sleep,” in the 2013 SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Championship. The championship was held April 3 at the Galt House in Louisville.

    The Kentucky National Guard sponsored and judged the event.

  • Elementary track season canceled

    Due to unforeseen circumstances at Henry County they have canceled all of their meets for this season. This means there will not be any Elementary track meets this season, track coach Joe Creager said in an email. “We look forward to having your son/daughter out in the fall for cross country and again next spring for (track),” he wrote. “I’m sorry for the inconvenience.” For any questions, contact Creager at Carroll County High School, (502) 732-7075.

  • 2013 Prom Court
  • Many fugitive slaves moved through area

    In the early 1800s, the Ohio River was considered to be the River Jordan by fugitive slaves seeking the Promised Land and freedom in the Northern states.

    With the majority of the 1,300-mile river making up Kentucky’s northern border – from West Virginia to Missouri – the majority of fugitives passed through the commonwealth to get to freedom, according to area historian Diane P. Coon of Shelbyville.

  • Repairs at county park ball fields to begin soon

    Robert Westrick Memorial Park will be a busy place beginning this Monday, but not for the usual reasons.

    Work will occur on two ball fields at the county park on Monday, April 22 in preparation for Little League’s opening day, May 11. At the same time, crews will begin repairing the pool there to ready it for opening on Memorial Day weekend.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a proposal from Mid-South Baseball for $19,300 at its Tuesday, April 9 meeting to remove two inches of dirt from fields one and three at the county park to rid them of rock.

  • Walker takes over as new mayor of Prestonville

    The City of Prestonville has elected Billy Walker Sr. as their new mayor after previous Mayor Vickie Burgin, who was recently charged with official misconduct, resigned her post during the city meeting on April 15.  Walker was currently serving as a city commissioner but assumed the mayor position immediately.