Today's News

  • Doyle joins Carroll County as 4-H Youth Development agent Aug. 20

    On behalf of the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service, we are happy to announce that Joyce Doyle will be serving as our county’s Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development.

    Joyce comes to us from Grant County, having served the last five years as the 4-H Youth Development Agent there.

    Previously, she was the Grant County 4-H program assistant for two years. 

  • 2012 Senior Event theme: ‘An Old-Fashioned Picnic’

    The Senior Event returns Thursday, Sept., 13, offering “An Old-Fashioned Picnic” experience free to all area senior citizens at Point Park in Carrollton.

    What would an old-fashioned picnic be without picnic food and games? Or, without the chance to sit back and enjoy, or sing along with some of those old favorite melodies?

    This year’s Senior Event will be a chance to come out to the park, enjoy good food, music and games while socializing with friends.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 15, 2012

    Wednesday, Aug. 15

    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, Aug. 16

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

  • First Apostolic hosting multi-family yard sale

    First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street, in Carrollton is holding a multifamily church yard sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 16, and starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

    For sale will be clothes, small appliances, knick knacks, furniture, and more – all good quality.

  • Does your church show the compassion of Jesus?

    Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear Jesus.  And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, ‘This man receives sinners and eats with them.’ ” (Luke 15:1-2)

    This passage could be described as classic Jesus. In these two verses, we find Jesus doing what Jesus does best in Luke’s gospel — loving the social outcast and offending the religious establishment. I often wonder why many of us in the church seem to do the opposite? 

  • Croucher voted pastor at First Apostolic

    The Rev. David W. Croucher was voted June 17 as pastor at the First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St., Carrollton.

    He replaces the Rev. Samuel Smith, who retired for health reasons after 10 years of service. 

    Croucher and his family have moved from Bay City, Mich., to Carrollton.

  • Lady Panthers stumble out the gate to Lady Rockets

    Intimidation may have been a factor in the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ season and home opener against the visiting Shelby County Lady Rockets. Memories of last year’s 9-0 road loss may have echoed in the backs of their minds as they took the field to begin the 2012 campaign.

    The Lady Panthers were down 4-0 at the midway point of the first half and had dug themselves into an 8-0 crater by the half.

  • Wood is an abundant resource in Kentucky

    It may be cliché, but for much of Kentucky’s history, it was fair to say most citizens literally couldn’t see the forest for the trees.    

    The state’s first forester, for example, wrote a century ago that most people “wondered why anyone should be concerned about the forests.” It was considered such a never-ending resource back then that even massive wildfires – which burned a half-million acres alone in 1880 – could not sway public opinion.  

  • Cross country preps for 2012 season

    When new student Austin Crank reported to his first day of school at Carroll County Middle School, he did not expect it to also be his last. By the end of the day, the former Madison, Ind. student had been moved up from eighth to ninth grade because the cutoff dates are different — July 1 compared to October 1 — in Indiana and Kentucky.

  • Volleyball defeats Gallatin 3-0 in home/season opener

    After a slightly jittery start, the volleyball Lady Panthers settled down and swept the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats, 3-0, in their season opener, Aug. 9.

    Carroll squeaked out a tight 25-22 win in game one and commanded the serve in game two, winning 25-11. Sophomore Kelly Layton scored five points off the serve, while sophomore Stevie Ogburn added three more. Senior Ashley Gentry scored two points late for Carroll, including an ace.

    In game three, both teams hunkered down for a battle.