Today's News

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  • New 4-H agent says thanks for a very warm welcome

    As I sit here thinking about the last three weeks, I have nothing but great things to say about Carroll County. 

    Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community. You certainly have a wonderful staff at the Cooperative Extension office. 

  • XC competes at Grant

    Fifth grader Clara Tuttle finished 19th out of 120 runners in the 1-mile race, while four high school runners made their season debuts in the 39th Annual Grant County Invitational held at Sherman Elementary Saturday.

    The day started out cold and rainy for the girls varsity 5K race, head coach Joe Creager said in an e-mail. The Lady Panthers were led by junior Sierra Martinez, making her debut for the team as she is also playing soccer this fall. She finished with a time of 27:51.9. Also running for the girls team was sophomore Kristen Doan, who ran a time of 33:51.9.

  • Carroll girls defeat Gallatin
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  • Ghent P&Z may drop to five members

    Zoning administrator Jack Duncan was officially named a member of the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Duncan replaces Rusty Whisman, who resigned as chairman of the commission in May. Because the city council did not appoint a replacement within the state-mandated 60 days since Whisman’s resignation, the task fell to the P&Z, which voted unanimously to appoint Duncan.

    Duncan was appointed in the same manor to serve as zoning administrator in July.

  • Panthers host meet

    The Panther running team hosted an NCKC meet against conference rivals Trimble County, Walton-Verona, Henry County, Williamstown and Gallatin County at General Butler State Resort Park, Sept. 4.

    The night began with a JV race, where Carroll fifth grader Clara Tuttle finished in 6th place with a time of 16:53:43 in the two-mile race. Sophomore Kristen Doan finished in 14th place for the girls with a time of 24:37.84.

  • Talkin’ ‘bout my generation

    By Ken Rechtin

    Baby Boomer

    Turning 65 and eligible for Medicare? Or are you on Medicare now? Then this column is for you! It’s open enrollment time!

    I’ll bet you are being besieged with numerous solicitations!

    Confused by parts A, B, C and D (and whatever other famous letters of the alphabet there may be.)

    My brother Nick is turning 65 next month. He reports receiving over 40 mailings in one month. This exceeds offers he has received for credit cards!

  • Historical society readies for holiday production of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

    The Port William Historical Society is an organization in motion.  Our new meeting schedule, rotating between a historic game or craft, a speaker or demonstrator, and a business meeting, helps keep the meetings fresh and different.  So far this year we have had Larry Jones and his arrowhead collection, made cornhusk dolls, learned how to make whimmydiddles and played whist. 

  • Memories of fried chicken, the way Grandma made it

    Just wondering as I wander: Does anyone fry chicken at home anymore? I would love to have some fixed the way my grandmother and mother did.

    They would bring in whole chickens from Caldwell’s Grocery in Williamstown, stand at the sink and cut them up.  Pieces would then sit a bit in a bowl of salt water, I think.  Or was it buttermilk at grandmother’s house?  She might have used lard for frying in the big cast iron skillet, but my mother always used Crisco.