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Today's News

  • Panthers ready to work, improve in ‘11-’12 season

    The Carroll County High School Panthers basketball team returns two of its top three leading scorers from last season in juniors Dallas Gibson and Trey Boles. However, the majority of the team lacks experience, and the schedule does not vary much from last season’s in which the Panthers finished 5-21, winless in 31st District play.

  • Hitting The Hardwood

    Basketball season begins for the Carroll County High School Panthers and Lady Panthers. The Black and Gold scrimmage games were held on Nov. 22. Both teams opened their season with a win. The girls defeated Eminence 54-17 at home, while the boys defeated Dayton 77-62 on the road.

  • Celebrate the holidays at Butler Park

    General Butler State Resort Park holds its winter festival programs Saturday, Dec. 3.

    The morning begins with Breakfast with Santa, 8-10:30 a.m. in the Two Rivers Restaurant. (Regular  buffet prices apply.)

    From 9-11 a.m., there will be a pottery workship. Katrina’s School of Dance in Carrollton will perform at 11 a.m.

    On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., there will be a holiday concert featuring David Stahl and Freedie Helm on the messanine in the lodge.

    For more information, call (502) 732-4384.

  • “The Advent Musical Program”

    The Carrollton United Methodist Church organized “The Advent Musical Program.” In its 14th year, the program will feature performers from six different counties in two states, organizer Sharon Hunt said. Connie Goldman, D.M.A. and her husband, Dale, are among the performers. From Carroll County, the following people will be performing: Tony Gossum, Jennifer White, Mary Ellis Coombs, Vicky Meister and Brandon Stewart. Also from Carroll County are Rachel Hunt and Sara Clifton, who will be signing to “Breath of Heaven.”

  • Approval required for EIP funding

    Future applicants for the Enterprise Incentive Program keep in mind: Work cannot begin on the submitted project until after receiving approval for the funds from Carrollton City Council. 

    Passed in 1995, the EIP program provides a 50/50 matching grant of up to $4,000 to businesses in the downtown redevelopment district for public improvements including signage, façade improvements, new lighting and landscaping.

  • Come ‘Light Up Carrollton’ Friday at the courthouse

    Downtown Carrollton will light up Friday night to the sounds of Christmas favorites, kicking off the community’s annual holiday festivities.

    Carrollton Main Street Program will hold its first Light Up Carrollton celebration from 5-6 p.m. on the courthouse square.

    Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess said the event features the Carroll County High School Chorus from 5-5:15 p.m., followed by Jeannie Rider from 5:15-5:40 p.m. The chorus returns to perform at 5:40 p.m. with holiday songs leading up to the light up ceremony.

  • Ky River expected to reach flood stage

    Heavy rain in the eastern and central regions of the state is expected to push the Kentucky River above flood stage this week.

    Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins said Tuesday that the Kentucky is currently at 30 feet at Lockport, which is considered action level. It is expected to rise to 33 feet, which is flood stage by Wednesday.

    Perkins said reports show the Kentucky cresting Wednesday in Frankfort, which means it will crest in Carroll County late Wednesday or early Thursday.

  • Progress continues on park trails

    Work continues on the recreational trails project that will eventually connect General Butler State Resort Park, Robert Westrick County Park and Point Park. The Park to Park Trails committee met at General Butler Monday, Nov. 21 to update the members on the project’s progress.

  • Golden spreads music to county through education

    Budget crunches and a greater emphasis on test scores have squelched some of the chances children have to experience the arts in their lives, whether that be painting or sculpture, the theater or the symphony.

    Organist Connie Golden, D.M.A., has made it her new mission to help bring more opportunities for the arts, in particular music, to Carroll County.

  • Jones fired from Carroll school system

    Carroll County Schools fired a high school teacher Monday who was arrested Nov. 15 on sex abuse charges.

    John F. “Jay” Jones IV’s contract was terminated Nov. 28 after the school district completed its investigation into the allegations that led to charges of sexual abuse in the first degree, Superintendent Lisa James confirmed Monday. James said she could not comment further because of employee confidentiality statutes.

    “We keep educating our children at Carroll County Schools...that’s what we want to do here,” James said.