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Today's News

  • Budget proposal may set aside funds for fire truck, fund shed and truck

    A new pumper truck for the Carrollton Fire Department won’t be purchased this year, but council agreed Wednesday that it needs to begin setting aside money for one in next year’s budget.

    Members of city council gathered Wednesday afternoon for budget presentations from the fire department, public works and the 2 Rivers Campground. The proposed budget includes funds for increasing volunteer firefighter pay and a storage shed and new truck for the public works department.

  • Panthers win opener, 6-1, over Oldham Co.

    The Carroll County Panthers defeated Oldham County, 6-1 on the road Monday. It was the first game of the season for the Panthers, and the first career high school win for head coach Jimmy Ray.
    Senior Dillon Craig pitched five innings of scoreless baseball, and senior Derrick Nickell pitched two strong innings in relief.
    Craig also led the team at the plate, going 4-5 with four RBIs.
    Ray said he thought the team pitched well and played pretty solid defense. If the team does those things, they will win some games, he said.

  • Tennis battles Trimble, Gallatin on home court

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams took on Trimble County (March 13) and Gallatin County  (March 14) at home last week.

    The girls defeated the Lady Raiders 3-2. No. 1 singles Lyndie Burns defeated Alex Lawhorn, 7-6 (6), 6-4; No. 2 singles Sarah McArter defeated Elisabeth Moore, 6-3, 6-0; and No. 3 singles Jessi Dermon defeated Ciarra Harmon, 6-1, 6-0.

    In No. 1 doubles, Taylor Courtney and Megan Harris lost to Kalee Cook and Micah Hess, 0-6, 0-6. In No. 2 doubles, Kendall Conley and Emilee Walker lost to Diane Payton and Whitney Wingham, 2-6, 2-6.

  • Meet the new CCHS baseball head coach Jimmy Ray

    JIMMY RAY

    • Graduated from Carroll County High School in 1989
    • Served in the U.S. Navy from 1989-1992
    • Attended Northern Kentucky University
    • Coaching experience: 10 years

    Favorite player: Rickey Henderson
    Favorite team: Cincinnati Reds
    Favorite baseball movie: “Bad News Bears”
    Favorite baseball quote: “The Panther Way: Pride, Passion, Perseverance and Perspiration”
    “Whatever it takes.”

  • Boys, girls tennis teams return experience, drive to succeed

    The Carroll County tennis program continues to grow under the tutelage of sixth-year head coach Juan Fernandez. Fernandez began coaching the boys and became the girls coach last season.

  • Baseball returns all starters for first-year coach Ray

    First-year Carroll County High School baseball head coach Jimmy Ray takes the reins of a senior-laden team that returns all nine starters from last season. Last year’s team finished 15-16 and lost a heartbreaker to Owen County in the second round of the 31st District tournament.

    Ray is not new to the Carroll County baseball program.

  • Talented softball team has high hopes for upcoming season

    2013 could be a “banner” year for the Lady Panthers softball team.

    The girls lost just one senior from last year’s squad that finished 17-17 and lost in the first round of the 31st Districts to Owen County.

    The team is loaded with experienced talent, led by six juniors – Michaela Culver, Sarah Hawkins, Kelsey Ogden, Mackenzie Ogden, Kayla Williamston and Brittany Yocum – most of whom have played travel ball.

  • Ghent commissioners offer support for P&Z

    We will support you.

    That’s the new message from members of the Ghent City Commission to residents who may be interested in serving on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustments.

    City business dealing with planning and zoning issues remains at a standstill because neither the P&Z nor the BOA has enough members to form a quorum, which is required for a meeting to discuss any city business.

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  • Have you met ... Margaret Walker

    What started as a way to get a job in education became life’s work for Margaret Brown Walker.

    The retired Carroll County High School special education teacher was born in Lexington, but moved to Carrollton in 1952 with her family when her father, Jim Brown, decided to open a retail lumber company in town. During that time, her mother, Caroline, taught health and physical education at Carrollton High School for four years.