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Today's News

  • Education sees shift toward non-fiction

    While reading is more important than ever, what students are reading in school is changing. The days of all students reading the exact same thing are over. An increase in the quantity of nonfiction reading is adding flexibility to the way that teachers teach and choice to the texts that students read.

    “We are focusing on what students need the most and on what will be the most useful to them in their daily lives,” said Dan Mahoney, chair of the Carroll County High School English department.   

  • School menu | Oct. 17, 2013

    The menu listed below is for all Carroll County schools, except for Friday, Oct. 25, Kathryn Winn’s menu will offer, fish, Mac and cheese, peas and carrots, Nantucket veggies, apple and fruit cocktail, the breakfast is the same.

    Thursday, Oct. 17: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, refried beans, apple, diced pears; breakfast: Mini French toast sticks.

    Friday, Oct. 18: Fish, mac and cheese, peas and carrots, Nantucket veggies, apple, fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

  • Student of the week: Kameron Nab

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because numbers are easy to me.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because numbers, to me, are fun.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “The Sacrifice”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Iron Man 3”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    U of L

  • Animal support group to begin opening shelter

    Carroll County Animal Support will soon be able to establish regular office hours at the county’s shelter on Boone Road to help with adopting dogs there.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to the group’s request Tuesday, which asked to allow CCAS members to use the shelter’s front office for adoptions and to have regular access to the animals.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said the proposal would allow the group’s volunteers to work with the dogs to “make them more sociable and less stressed.”

  • Long-lost Morris marker returned to cemetery

    Decades after it disappeared, the headstone of one of the pioneers of Hunter’s Bottom has been returned to its base in a cemetery behind the Nugent Sand property on Hwy. 36 near Milton.

    The stone tells of the life of Sarah: “Wife of Elder Joshua Morris, was born in Virginia 1749 & died March 1801, aged 52 years. … She was one of the excellent of the earth a Mother in Israel. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

  • Festival attracts Canadian couple back to Carrollton for second visit

    A Canadian couple who found themselves in Carrollton during last year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival parade liked it so much, they came back for the celebration this year.

    Don Parish and Eilleen Cowell of Kingsville, Ontario, have struck up a friendship with local resident Emma Jean Pate and decided to return for this year’s festivities.

    During a lunch outing at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Friday afternoon, Parish said he and Cowell spend a lot of time traveling in the United States.

  • Take the necessary precautions to protect children at Halloween

    Cooler weather, colorful leaves, comfort food and free candy are just some of the reasons that fall is my favorite time of year. It is always fun to peruse the aisles at Walmart and the catalogues with my son to decide what he is going to be this year for trick-or-treat. 

    We have thought about Darth Vader and Yoda, among other characters.  However, as I peruse the aisles and the catalogues, I have noticed there are several other essential things that we should consider when preparing for that one night of candy raiding.

  • Gallatin upends Panther homecoming battle 48-13

    Carroll County head coach Mike Weedman summed it up best: “Too many mistakes, too many mistakes we couldn’t overcome.”

    The Panthers committed four turnovers, turned the ball over on downs three times and were penalized eight times for 60 yards, contributing to a 48-13 district loss to Gallatin County on Homecoming night.

    “Our guys hate it. They’ve never lost to Gallatin County,” Weedman said. “Hats off to Gallatin County. They’re a good team.”

  • Lady Panthers sweep Henry, 3-0

    Carroll County volleyball earned a big district win Tuesday night, sweeping Henry County by scores of 25-18, 25-12, 25-18.

    It was the team’s fourth straight win, improving its record to 10-11 overall, 8-8 in the region and 6-3 in districts.

    The Lady Panthers did an excellent job of serve-receive, 95.56 percent as a team on the night. They also made 86.36 percent of their serves.

  • After hard-fought battle, Trimble claims win over Lady Panthers Monday

    It was a night of tension and excitement Monday as border rivals, the Carroll County Lady Panthers and the Trimble County Lady Raiders, battled in high school volleyball for the third time this season. While the earlier games had been close, Monday’s match was a nail-biter as Carroll threatened to end Trimble’s lengthy win streak over North Central Kentucky Conference foes—a streak that dates back to 2010. In the end, the Lady Raiders rallied from behind to win the match 2 games to 1 (25-21, 15-25, 26-24).