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Today's News

  • New tennis courts given green light

    Carroll County High School will have new tennis courts soon; however when work will begin and if they will be ready in time for next season is unknown.

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved a $103,222 bid from Tennis Technology Inc. at its regular meeting May 23 at Kathryn Winn Primary School. The other bid was from Tenni-Trac for $116,824.

    Before accepting the new bid, the Board voted to reject the original tennis court bids presented at the March 28 meeting in favor of the new bids.

  • Local couple seeks items for tornado victims

    When she heard the news about the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on Monday, May 20, Tish Hatton’s thoughts immediately went to her family living in that area.

    A niece and two sisters-in-law and their families live only miles from where the EF-5 category twister cut a 1.3-mile-wide swath of destruction 17 miles long, killing at least 24 people.

    Hatton’s family members reported some wind damage and debris around their homes, “but everyone is fine,” she said yesterday.

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  • State police raising funds for Trooper Island

     Kentuck State Police Post 5 will host the 2013 Trooper Island Golf Scramble June 12 at the Henry County Country Club in New Castle.

    Trooper Island is a summer camp for children from the counties of Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin and Owen. It is a non-profit organization started in 1965 to invest in the youth of Kentucky that operates solely on private contributions.

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  • Henry hands Carroll district loss

    The Henry County Lady Cats stole the momentum in the top of the first off two Carroll County errors and never looked back, defeating the Lady Panthers 6-3 in the 31st District Tournament semifinals Tuesday, May 21. Henry met Gallatin in the District Championship, and the Lady Wildcats came out victorious, 8-3.

    The Lady Panthers committed six errors and struggled to string together hits on offense. Two of their three runs came on solo homerun blasts by Mackenzie Ogden and Kayla Williamson.

  • Governor’s Medicaid decision could provide needed care across Kentucky

    From The Sentinel-News

    We understand that expansion of the Medicaid plan as part of the Affordable Care Act is seen as a political football, a topic to be kicked back and forth across a field of ideology with not a whole lot of regard for the players involved.

    We also admit that we don’t have the sufficient grasp of either the process or economics to reinforce the decision last week by Gov. Steve Beshear to expand the rolls and open up the possibility that perhaps 300,000 more Kentuckians can have access to health insurance.

  • State makes progress on educating children

    As we put another school year behind us – and as parents wait for the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” in the not-too-distant future – now is a good time to take a closer look at all of the good things going on academically.

    Over the long term, perhaps the best news came out of a 2012 Harvard study, which showed Kentucky tying for fifth among the states when measuring the gains our students have made over the last 20 years in math, reading and science.

  • Terrell looks to build membership as new C’ton fire chief

    Spend a few minutes talking with new Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell and you’ll see that his passion for emergency services runs through his veins.

    While he has just been fire chief since May 6, Terrell has been a volunteer with the Carrollton Fire Department since 1985.

    “It’s sort of a way of life for us,” Terrell said during a Friday interview in his office at the fire station.