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Today's News

  • Carroll County Middle School baseball takes the field

    The Carroll County Middle School baseball team is very young and inexperienced, but are improving day by day, said head coach Jimmy Ray. He said the purpose of middle school baseball was to teach the players fundamentals and to prepare them for high school baseball.

    This is Ray’s first year as head coach, but he has helped coach both the middle school and high school teams in the past. He also coaches a summer league baseball team.

  • Track and field competes at Henry Co.

    Carroll County track and field visited conference rival Henry County for a six-school meet Tuesday, April 10.

    Devin Gray led the Panthers with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run, and Blake Newby set a new personal best in discus, finishing in fourth place.

    In the girls events, three Lady Panthers took first place: Andie Hardesty won the high-jump event, Kirsten Arvin won the pole-vault event and Jessie Smith won the triple-jump event.

  • Panthers hang onto 3-2 victory Monday

    Bottom of the fourth. With two outs and Brandon Franklin on second base, Jacob Wise hit a ground ball to the Holmes shortstop. He boots it, but makes the throw to first. Not in time.

    With a full head of steam, Franklin rounds the corner and barrels toward home plate. The throw home is in time, and the catcher prepares to make the tag. But Franklin will not be denied. He leaps over the catcher like a hurdler on the track team and lands on home plate, giving the Panthers a 3-0 advantage.

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady Warriors in six innings

    Home runs by Kelsey and McKenzie Ogden propelled the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 victory in six innings over the visiting Eminence Lady Warriors Monday night.

    The team (11-8) collected 12 hits and committed no fielding errors in the win, a vast improvement over their previous game against Owen County in the All-A Classic.

    “I’m pretty well pleased coming back from Owen County the other night,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said. “They came in with a good attitude, ready to play.”

  • Senate’s inaction on transportation budget leads to a special session

    When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

    Traditionally, this time is spent just considering any vetoes the governor might issue on the bills making it through the House and Senate. This year, however, there was still some unfinished business that had to be addressed, with the most pressing being the state’s road plan and a budget for the Transportation Cabinet. The agenda also included a major initiative to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Preventing child abuse can aid in battle against drug and alcohol abuse

    April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness month. The question might be asked what child abuse has to do with a group like Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Every day in the United States, five children die as a result of child abuse, most of which are under the age of 4.  Alcohol and substance abuse are the leading cause of child abuse. 

  • Church news - April 18, 2012

    Monthly hymn service set for Sanders church

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Hardin Lowe and the congregation invite you to attend. Additional information is available by calling 859-643-5167.

    Free dinner to be held April 27 at Prestonville

    Free CAYR Dinner will be held, Friday, April 27 at Westside firehouse in Prestonville from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome for fun, food and fellowship. Provided by members of Calvary Full Gospel Church.

     

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 18, 2012

    Wednesday, April 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, April 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Generosity shown in the land of parking lots

    “Would you like coffee?” is a common enough question. When asked this question in a friend’s home, and with an eye to being mischievous, I often respond, “Who made it?”