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Today's News

  • Worthville Baptist Church Community Picnic and Fall Festival
  • Ready for reading

    Students and their parents recently took part in a book fair and a donuts for dad program at Cartmell Elementary School. An excellent selection of reading material was available for purchase at discount prices during the fair.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Oct. 26, 2011

    Wednesday, Oct. 26

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

    Thursday, Oct. 27

  • New testing program counts toward student grades

    For nearly two decades, children in Kentucky have been expected to perform their best on state-mandated tests designed only to measure the performance of their school district.

    This year, the game has changed.

    In the spring, Carroll County High School students and their peers statewide will be taking end-of-year tests in four core subject areas: English II, Algebra II, U.S. History and biology. Four more core content subjects will be added next year.

  • Elementary, middle school Panthers run last meet of 2011

    The elementary and middle school Panthers competed in their final meet of the 2011 season Saturday morning at the Henry County Renaissance Run. Head coach Joe Creager said the team had great results and brought home two Top 10 trophies and three Top 25 medals.

    “It was a very cold morning but that didn’t slow the Panthers down,” he said. “Thanks to everyone who has helped make this a great season. Hope to see everyone back next year.”

  • CCHS Cheerleaders at Nationals
  • Raiders competitive, but Panther offense too hot to handle

    Trimble County struck first and ran the ball successfully against the Carroll County defense. But ultimately, it was seniors Carson Butcher and Trent Downs who carried the Panthers to victory Friday night at home.

    Butcher scored four touchdowns on the ground, while Downs threw for two more to give Carroll a 41-26 win over their district and border rival. With the win, the Panthers clinched a district playoff berth.

  • Award | Fiscal Court
  • Florida doctors can now check patients’ pill use

    KPA News Content Service

    Florida has finally implemented an electronic database where the state’s doctors can check their patients’ prescription drug history. It’s hoped the information will curb doctor shopping and other pain pill abuses.

    The Palm Beach Post reported that the Electronic Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation system went online Oct. 17. The bill establishing the system was nearly killed by Florida’s Republican governor and other influential GOP lawmakers.

  • Deer activity increasing as winter approaches

    The Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 is reminding drivers to be cautious as deer activity and movement is increasing now through the winter months.

    The seasonal temperature and time changes initiate deer mating season, which puts the animals on the move during times when they’re least visible.  Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that approximately 150 people are killed in the nation resulting from a collision involving deer. 

    The following tips will improve driver safety: