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Today's News

  • Ford Fan Day at Ky Speedway

    Kentucky Speedway will play host to Ford Fan Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The event provides a chance for race fans to see the improvements at Kentucky Speedway, along with a glimpse behind the scenes at the track.

  • Track sends off six seniors, Richmond breaks record

    The Carroll County track and field team had plenty to celebrate Friday night at the fourth annual Carroll County Invitational. The team honored their six graduating seniors, and a new school record was set in the girls 800 meter run.

  • Panther tennis team defeats Gallatin, 3-2

    The Carroll County boys’ tennis team clinched its second win over Gallatin County this season, 3-2, on Tuesday, April 17.

    Sergio Pascual cruised past Gallatin’s No. 1 singles player, 6-1, 6-2, and has not lost this season in singles. “He is playing very well and getting better as the season progresses, due mainly to his recovery from breaking his leg during soccer season where he was told he would not be able to play tennis due to his injury,” head coach Juan Fernandez said.

  • Panthers win Indiana tourney

    The Carroll County baseball team won three games in two days to be crowned champions of the Madison Courier Invitational Tournament over the weekend. Zakk Hicks was named MVP of the tournament.

    The Panthers (11-8) have been struggling at the plate lately, but head coach Josh Mefford is hopeful that the team has turned the corner. “I think we finally got out of the slump, and everyone hit the ball at the same time,” he said. “I knew we could do it because I throw to them every day in the cage and they hit the crap out of the ball.”

  • Ghent P&Z recommends commission appoint Duncan zoning administrator

    After having their first choice for city zoning administrator vetoed by city commissioners, the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon, April 23, to consider recommendations for other candidates.

    In the end, Mayor William Mumphrey suggested resident Jack Duncan to the position, which is in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinances. The commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of bringing Duncan’s name to be voted on at the next City Commission meeting.

  • Caring for Carroll’s Children

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. But victims’ advocate Leigh Ann Roberts, guest speaker at the Stand Up for Carroll County Kids event held April 20, said  “somebody should have called it Child Abuse Action month.” 

  • Tax refunds available for March 2 tornado victims

    Carroll County residents who suffered damage from the March 2 tornado and storms that moved through the area are eligible to have the sales and use taxes refunded for purchases made for building repair and replacement.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the General Assembly passed House Bill 255 allowing disaster relief on these taxes up to $6,000. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law April 16.

  • First closure for Milton-Madison Bridge April 25-29

    The first brief closure of the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge by the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began 12:01 a.m. April 25 and will last through April 29.

    During the closure, project contractor Walsh Construction Co. will work around the clock to demolish the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison, Ind. to the bridge.

  • First readings held on C’ton city, utilities ‘12-13 budgets

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry hopes fiscal year 2012-13 will include the completion of the splash park and the beginning of phase two in the Point Park Master Plan, which would include a permanent river walk from Fifth Street to the overlook pier at the Two Rivers Campground.

    In his budget message, the mayor compared city government to a wagon wheel with the spokes representing the five departments. He said none can function without the support of the other and none is more important than the other.

  • County schools rank near top

    The Carroll County School District has spent several years integrating technology into the classroom and the workplace, and one national organization has taken note – ranking it fifth in the nation among districts of its size.