Today's News

  • Early Childhood provides Kindergarten-Readiness support for youngsters

    In older times, many children did not begin learning to read until they started school, and “starting school” meant going to first grade. Everyone did not attend kindergarten, and all-day kindergarten was a rarity indeed. Preschool was almost unheard of.

    Contrast this with today’s emphasis on early learning, and it is clear that many things have changed.

  • School menu | Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 17: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Pork bites, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots with roll, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer country-fried steak with gravy instead of pork bites for lunch.

  • Ladies fall in first game on new field

    Carroll County girls’ soccer struggled offensively, managing only a late goal by Hailey Ashton, in a 9-1 loss to Owen County in their first game on the renovated Panther Field Sept. 10.

    Owen County attacked from the opening whistle, scoring within the first several minutes of the match as Hailey Chappell netted the first of her three goals. Owen’s Amber Gover also joined Chappell in the hat trick club as she scored three goals in the match.

  • Breaking it in: Panthers win first game on new field

    Carroll County boys’ soccer team scored early, jumping out to a 3-0 halftime lead, before rolling to an 8-0 win over Owen County in the inaugural game of the newly renovated Panther Stadium.

    Junior Tyler Stewart scored the first goal on the new field early in the first half off an assist by David Marshall. Stewart then followed with a long distance shot that found the top of the net to put the Panthers up 2-0.

  • Champions faces changes with loss of funding

    Major changes are facing Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County as the organization found out Sept. 8, that it did not receive the federal grant that would fund years six through 10.

    Champions Coordinator Hayley Franklin said that uncertainty is in the air. “The executive committee has met to discuss the situation, but no decisions have been made about anything,” Franklin said.

  • Walk this way

    Students in Cartmell Elementary teacher Samantha Abercrombie’s fifth grade class are combining exercise and learning thanks to a $2,800 grant. 

    The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time, according to its website. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.

  • Two children die in Owen Co. house fire


    Landmark News Service

    A mobile home fire claimed the lives of two children Saturday morning.

    Firefighters were dispatched to 900 Gaines Village Dr. Lot 7 at 9:45 a.m., according to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola.

    Samuel Yager, who was inside the trailer asleep at the time of the fire was awoken by either passersby or neighbors who beat on a window to wake him, Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Lawson said.

  • Car lot issue to be discussed again; changes to gas rates

    A potential car lot near the Prestonville Bridge will once again be brought before Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Board for discussion.

  • Bands and BBQ at the Point

    Rain and a cool wind off the rivers limited the crowd but the music was entertaining during the Bands and BBQ at the Point, Sept. 11 and 12.

  • Carroll County Golf

    Boys win, girls fall

    Carroll County boys golf beat Gallatin County at a home meet Sept. 9, at Wheatley 168 to 177. Justin Ray earned medalist honors with a 38. Dru Walker shot another personal best with 40. Blake Belcher shot a  43 and Caleb Stephenson shot a 47 to round out the scoring.

    The Lady Panthers lost their home match to Gallatin. The team shot a 191. Kaileigh Burgess shot a personal best of 65.

    Panthers beat Bearcats