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Today's News

  • Struggles at the plate lead to 4-1 loss to Grant

    A combination of missed opportunities and pure bad luck stymied the baseball Panthers’ offense Wednesday, May 9. Carroll had bases loaded two different innings and produced just one run, losing 4-1. Grant also made a number of momentum-killing plays, including a diving catch by the shortstop to end the game.

    Head coach Josh Mefford called the game a “tough loss,” especially since the Panthers defeated the Braves 11-1 on opening day.

  • Tennis teams compete in Regional, Pascual goes to state

    The Carroll County High School tennis teams competed in the 8th Region Tournament in Frankfort on May 7. Sixteen schools represented the region to qualify for the State Tournament in Lexington.

    Senior Sergio Pascual qualified for State and will learn Wednesday who he will be playing. Only the top 4 singles and doubles players in the region will qualify to play at state. Unlike other sports in which schools that play according to size, in tennis, all schools play in one tournament, head coach Juan Fernandez said.

  • Four Panthers qualify for state meet at UofL

    Despite a very difficult day on Saturday, the Carroll County Panthers track team managed to qualify four individuals for the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet. The meet will be held Thursday, May 17, at University of Louisville.

    The following student-athletes qualified for state: senior Dylan Jack, high jump; senior Andie Hardesty, high jump; senior Devin Gray, 1600-meter run; and sophomore Tre Burgin, pole vault.

  • Applications for 4-H camp counselors are due today

    Potential counselors, today is the deadline to get in your application for 4-H Camp to the Carroll County Extension Office.  Counselors include:  Adults, ages 18 and over; teen, ages 15 to 17; counselor-in-training, age 14.  There are a limited number of positions, so contact the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 if you are interested.

    The deadline for camper applications is May 30.  Spots are filling up quickly!  4-H Camp is a four-day, three-night camp held on July 2-5, 2012.

  • Master Volunteer in Clothing Construction course offered

    Sewing is enjoying newfound popularity thanks to shows such as “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star.” If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your skills and help others learn to sew, I invite you to look into the Master Volun-teer in Clothing Construction Program. From now until the end of June we are recruiting for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers.

  • Bridge closed more than 12 hours following 911 reports of problems

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    An investigation is under way following a series of calls received by the 911 emergency system in Madison, Ind. that led to the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge on Friday night.

    Jefferson County, Ind., Sheriff John Wallace said he has asked the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for its assistance in the investigation.

  • ISO review could impact rates for city homeowners

    The Carrollton Fire Department will undergo its 10-year ISO rating evaluation on June 12. ISO ratings affect city homeowners’ insurance rates. The city currently has a 4 rating.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck explained to City Council Monday that Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Police Department also will be reviewed for water and dispatch, respectively.

    “What rating they give us should be released by the end of the year, and then we have 90 days to correct any deficiencies,” Beck said.

  • Have you met ... Melissa Walker

    Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

    As part of Cartmell Elementary School’s Spring Artists Showcase on Monday, Port William Historical Society put community leaders up against the school’s Kentucky History Bowl Team.

  • Fiscal court outlines the budget for 2012-13

    Carroll County’s 2012-13 budget includes funding to start up Camp Kysoc, to fill an open position for 4-H at the county Extension Service and to support initiatives such as the I-71 Corridor effort that garnered $1.2 million from the General Assembly this year.

    Fiscal court approved the budget on first reading at its May 8 meeting, with a second reading expected later this month.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson asked magistrates to review the spending proposal with hopes that it can be adopted by June 1.