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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Budget ups festival funding, offers raise

    Funds for the river walk and splash park have not yet been included in the city’s preliminary 2013-2014 fiscal year budget, but should be added soon. Other highlighted items include new city entrance signs, a larger Fourth of July festival and a 3 percent pay increase for all city employees.

  • CPD looking for suspect after attempted bank robbery

    Carrollton Police are investigating an attempted robbery at First National Bank Friday.

    CPD received a call from First National Bank’s main branch at 604 Highland Avenue at 4:50 p.m. alerting them of the attempted robbery, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a Tuesday interview.

    According to police, a male entered the bank and handed a note to the teller asking for money. The teller questioned the individual, who then picked up his note and left.

    Willhoite said the man did not say he had a weapon.