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Today's News

  • Boys’ soccer wants to build on to last season’s success

    The Carroll County Panthers’ boys’ soccer team took a giant leap forward last season, setting school records for the young program. The 2010 squad set school records for most goals in a season, most wins, fewest goals allowed in a season, largest shutout and most goals in a game.

    “That squad from last year set the bar for what we can potentially bring out for Carroll County soccer,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. This is Crutcher’s ninth year in the program, seventh as varsity head coach.

  • New season, new opportunity for Lady Panther volleyball

    Despite having three talented and experienced seniors, the 2010 campaign was a disappointing year for the Lady Panther volleyball team, which finished 8-14. However, third-year head coach Kristen Arbinger Hooper said she is excited about the talent level of this year’s squad and how well they work together as a team.

  • iLove technology

    Carroll County High School juniors and seniors received their MacBooks Saturday. The students set up their computers in the library with assistance from the Carroll County Schools Office of Technology and also sat in on Internet safety and protocol classes.

  • Radon: Lack of knowledge could kill

    By Gina Clear

    Landmark News Service

    As the adage goes, “What we don’t know can’t hurt us.” But authorities on radon say lack of knowledge on the subject could be killing us.

    “It’s astonishing, frankly,” said Professional Learning Institute Dean Steve Keeney, “but there’s nobody out there explaining the risk to the public.”

  • Capstone auction connects local produce with restaurants, stores

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark News Service

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. — As Amish families prepared their produce – watermelons, tomatoes, squash, okra and more – for Friday morning’s regular auction at Capstone Produce, some special visitors milled about.

  • Mother informed charges have been dropped in death of Chadwell, unborn child

    The parents of a local woman killed in a 2007 Shively, Ky., motorcycle crash were told Monday that the case was dropped against the driver.

    Peggy Ann Brandie Chadwell and her unborn baby were killed July 2, 2007, when the motorcycle she was riding crashed along Interstate 264, just inside the Shively city limits in Jefferson County, according to a July 2008 News-Democrat article.

    The driver, Bernard Kalep King, now 28, initially was charged with having no motorcycle license or no insurance for the bike at the time of the wreck.

  • Job well done

    Cartmell students were asked, ‘What are you most looking forward to this school year?’

  • Beshear ahead of Williams as Fancy Farm approaches

    By Paul Glasser

    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear has the advantage over his Republican challenger David Williams, leading to the unofficial start of the gubernatorial campaign at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, political analysts say.

    However, they disagree on how fiercely the two candidates will clash when they deliver stump speeches at the historic political gathering in Western Kentucky. This is the 131st year of the picnic, known for its homemade barbecue mutton and desserts.

  • Study on bridge may result in lower inspection costs nationwide

    The eventual destruction of the 81-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge over the Ohio River, scheduled for next year, has presented a rare opportunity for researchers at Purdue University.

    Robert Conner, an associate professor of civil engineering at Purdue and a national expert in the study of steel fatigue, is hoping to use the bridge to compile research that will help transportation officials throughout the United States better inspect and diagnose “fracture critical” truss bridges.

  • Heroin, meth, legislation change drug landscape

    Local law enforcement agencies continue to fight the war on drugs in Carroll County. But the game is beginning to change, as new drugs hit the market and new legislation hits the books that may hinder police efforts.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said police first noticed the switch from prescription drug abuse to heroin when the street cost of oxycotin and oxycodone increased to $1 per milligram, or $80 per pill.