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Today's News

  • Summer reading opens new world to local children

    As the end of school approaches this week, I know everyone is very excited for summer break. There just seems to be a little extra charge in the air on that first day of no school, even for those of us who still have to work every day during the summer. It is ingrained in us after 13 of our early years of counting down to the first day of summer.

    It represents a time of freedom and excitement. There are usually vacations and an opportunity to catch up on your favorite soap opera (at least that is what we did in the stone ages). 

  • Safety is legacy of bus tragedy

    From The News-Enterprise

    Signs standing on the shoulders of Interstate 71 in rural Carroll County mark the site of one of our country’s most deadly bus disasters. Flowers, crosses, messages and other items can be seen around this sign, left as tokens to honor the lives lost on this stretch of highway.

    Late on that May 14, 1988, night, a fiery collision involving a pickup truck in the wrong lane operated by a drunken driver and a church bus packed with children forever changed the lives of so many more.

  • Soap Box Derby new to this year’s Race Fest event June 26

    Good luck Chamber Golf Scramble participants! The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual golf scramble is currently under way today, May 15, at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky.

    The proceeds from the event provide funding for scholarships for our local students and for chamber events.

    Check out next month’s chamber article for a recap of the event.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Race Fest Day is Wednesday, June 26 on Main Street in downtown Carrollton.  The event will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Three named to baseball All-Conference team

    Carroll County High School baseball players Dillon Craig, John Michael Adams and Austin Dunn were named to the 2013 NCKC All-Conference Team.

    Owen County’s Jarrod Ball was named Player of the Year.

    The following were also named to the team: Jordan Tingle (Trimble), Jared Dwyer (Walton-Verona), Sonny Berry (Owen), Aaron McClish (Henry), Wolfgang Davis (Walton-Verona), Michael Dunaway (Trimble), Travis Hearne (Owen) and Nolan Wilson (Gallatin).

  • Panthers plate three in win over Bearcats

    Sophomore Zakk Hicks struck out eight in Carroll’s 3-1 win on the road at Walton-Verona May 9. Justin Ray led the Panthers at the plate, going 3-4 with three singles.

    The Panthers scored one run in the first, third and fourth innings. The Bearcats’ only run came on a lead off homerun by Daniel Tilley in the bottom of the fourth inning.

    Hicks pitched 5 1/3 innings for eight strikeouts, five walks and three hits. Trey Boles came in for relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out two.

  • Srouder, Burgin, Burns advance to State Meet

    Carroll County High School track and field athletes Ashley Srouder and Tre Burgin earned automatic bids to the Class A State Meet.

    Michael Burns earned the final at-large bid for the state meet. The meet will be held Saturday, May 18 at the University of Louisville.

    The Panthers competed in the Class A Region 5 meet Saturday, May 11 in Danville. Srouder finished in second place in shot put, while Burgin finished in second place in the pole vault.

    Burns finished in third place in the 400-meter dash to earn his spot.

  • Sun shines long enough for Carroll to collect a district win over Owen

    The fourth time was the charm for the Panthers, as they finally completed their district matchup with Owen County. The two teams began playing April 16 and Carroll led 8-0 before rain delayed the game for almost a month.

    Neither team seemed too excited to play Monday night, head coach Jimmy Ray observed, but the Panthers were able to add to their advantage, winning 9-0.

  • Crashin’ and mud slingin’
  • All about the art

    Carroll County Public Library held the opening reception for the 2013 Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show Friday night.

  • Fields of fun

    Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club held its 11th annual antique tractor and engine show Saturday on the Kentucky Motors lot in Carrollton. Families turned out to enjoy the day.