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Today's News

  • Festival attracts Canadian couple back to Carrollton for second visit

    A Canadian couple who found themselves in Carrollton during last year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival parade liked it so much, they came back for the celebration this year.

    Don Parish and Eilleen Cowell of Kingsville, Ontario, have struck up a friendship with local resident Emma Jean Pate and decided to return for this year’s festivities.

    During a lunch outing at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Friday afternoon, Parish said he and Cowell spend a lot of time traveling in the United States.

  • Take the necessary precautions to protect children at Halloween

    Cooler weather, colorful leaves, comfort food and free candy are just some of the reasons that fall is my favorite time of year. It is always fun to peruse the aisles at Walmart and the catalogues with my son to decide what he is going to be this year for trick-or-treat. 

    We have thought about Darth Vader and Yoda, among other characters.  However, as I peruse the aisles and the catalogues, I have noticed there are several other essential things that we should consider when preparing for that one night of candy raiding.

  • Gallatin upends Panther homecoming battle 48-13

    Carroll County head coach Mike Weedman summed it up best: “Too many mistakes, too many mistakes we couldn’t overcome.”

    The Panthers committed four turnovers, turned the ball over on downs three times and were penalized eight times for 60 yards, contributing to a 48-13 district loss to Gallatin County on Homecoming night.

    “Our guys hate it. They’ve never lost to Gallatin County,” Weedman said. “Hats off to Gallatin County. They’re a good team.”

  • Lady Panthers sweep Henry, 3-0

    Carroll County volleyball earned a big district win Tuesday night, sweeping Henry County by scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-18.

    It was the team’s fourth straight win, improving its record to 10-11 overall, 8-8 in the region and 6-3 in districts.

    The Lady Panthers did an excellent job of serve-receive, 95.56 percent as a team on the night. They also made 86.36 percent of their serves.

  • After hard-fought battle, Trimble claims win over Lady Panthers Monday

    It was a night of tension and excitement Monday as border rivals, the Carroll County Lady Panthers and the Trimble County Lady Raiders, battled in high school volleyball for the third time this season. While the earlier games had been close, Monday’s match was a nail-biter as Carroll threatened to end Trimble’s lengthy win streak over North Central Kentucky Conference foes—a streak that dates back to 2010. In the end, the Lady Raiders rallied from behind to win the match 2 games to 1 (25-21, 15-25, 26-24).

  • Sewell, Dermon named to All-Conference team

    Carroll County High School freshmen cross country runners Wesley Sewell and Haley Dermon were named to the NCKC All-Conference team for their performance in the 5K run Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Trimble County. Sewell finished in eighth place for the boys with a time of 19:17.3. Dermon finished in fifth place for the girls with a time of 23:21.8.

  • Bible teachings show there’s hope for the knowledge-challenged

    I hope this confession will surprise you, although it probably won’t, but the truth is, I’m not very smart.

    When I was a kid I was a lot smarter, and when I was a teenager I knew everything. But now that I’m in my 50s I realize that I’m not all that smart.

  • Church to celebrate its 79th annivesary

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St., Carrollton, will celebrate its 79th church anniversary with services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Rev. Michael Maughmer, of Chillicothe, Ohio, will be the guest speaker.

    The Rev. Cecil Ellison, who pastored until 1995, founded the church in 1934. The Rev. David Croucher became the pastor last year.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 10

    • Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    • Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.
    • Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 11

  • Homecoming is about tradition, spirit and pride

    A school is the sum of its past, and tradition, spirit and pride are a threefold cord that holds it together. Homecoming brings the past into focus by continuing old traditions and creating new ones. These traditions give alumni a way to connect with a school as it is now, and they give current students a way to connect with a school as it once was. 

    This year’s homecoming celebration demonstrated the spirit, pride and tradition, not only of the high school, but also of the entire Carroll County School District.