Today's News

  • Lady Panthers improved in 2nd half, but not enough to overcome TOs

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers outscored the Russell Red Devils 28-20 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a turnover-laden first half, as the Lady Panthers lost, 56-43, in day two of the North American Stainless Basketball Classic Tuesday, Dec. 30. Carroll County took on North Oldham Dec. 31, in their final game of the tournament.

    “The second half was as well as we’ve played all year; (the) first half was probably as bad as we’ve played,” head coach Paul Stone said.

  • Missed opportunity: Ladies lose in OT to North Oldham

    North Oldham outscored Carroll County 11-5 in overtime to hand the Lady Panthers their third straight loss Dec. 31, in the North American Stainless Holiday Classic. Scott High School defeated Collins High School, 66-46, to win the championship.

  • CCMH, Fairview Place team up to provide support for senior citizens

    Are you caring for aging loved ones?

    Do you feel overwhelmed with the situation?

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Senior Living Program – Outpatient Mental Health and Fairview Place senior living are teaming up to provide a community-wide support group.

    Empowered Living explores the Six Stages of Wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, emotional and social.

    “We want to provide a confidential, open, comfortable setting for those needing support,” CCMH Senior Living Program coordinator Leslie Yocum said.

  • Looking back at 2014


    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being. At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties.

    Devon Ellison retired after 16 years as a bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Top Sports Moments in 2014

    The Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders won first place in a competition at Beth Haven Christian School in Louisville in January.

    The Carroll County High School boys basketball team defeated Owen County, 42-39, Jan. 27, to win the 8th Region All ‘A’ Championship for the first time since 2005. Austin Crowell was named Tournament MVP. The team lost in the first round of the state All “A” tournament to Cordia High School Jan. 30, at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • Forestry says thanks, farewell to McMurry

    Carrollton’s Urban Forestry Board recently presented outgoing Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry with a plaque and flowers for his wife, Sue. The plaque thanked McMurry for outstanding work as mayor from 2011-14.

    After living in Carrollton since June 1969, McMurry is moving to Texas to live near family. He plans to “mostly retire,” but will likely work part-time somewhere, possibly a hardware store.

  • Student of the Week: Mason Rose, 3rd grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is learning because it makes me smarter.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math is my favorite subject because I learn basic facts like about money and stuff for life.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Captain Underpants”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The Equalizer”

  • The new year is the time to start keeping financial records for 2015

    As we move into the New Year and try to keep up with those resolutions we have set for ourselves, it is also a perfect time to get a good start on record keeping for our agricultural operations.

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity and probably not the reason a person gets into farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make a producer’s financial life a lot less worrisome.

  • “Dinner for One”
  • Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

    A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.

    It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.