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Today's News

  • Contest - Jan. 11, 2012
  • Help to make a difference during National Blood Donor Month

    January is National Blood Donor Month and above all other times of the year, it is the month that presents the most challenges for blood collection. Changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu symptoms and even the winter blues can keep the most dedicated blood donors from making or keeping an appointment to give.

  • Ballinger’s jersey retired
  • Browning’s induction honored
  • Boys outscored 10-2 in third, lose 48-36 to Gallatin

    Carroll County struggled against Gallatin County’s pressure defense, committing 27 turnovers en route to a 48-36 loss at home.

    “That’s the difference in the game,” Panthers head coach Carroll Yager said. “We missed some easy shots around the basket, probably four or five at least, right there at the basket … that could have been a difference too. Big thing is we have to handle the ball a bit better. We’re going to keep working on things to do that.”

  • Girls struggle against Gallatin, fall 63-32

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers honored all-time scoring leader Whitney Ballinger Saturday night by retiring her jersey in front of the home crowd. Unfortunately, the Lady Panthers (4-11) weren’t able to use Ballinger’s scoring ability against the visiting Gallatin County Lady Wildcats (12-4), falling 63-32.

  • Panthers lose 4Q lead, fall 64-57 to Wildcats

    Up seven points with a little more than four minutes to go, the Carroll County Panthers (6-7) beat themselves down the stretch, turning the ball over and the win to the visiting Henry County Wildcats (9-6), 64-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • Lady Panthers pull out win over Henry

    Down 20-10 heading into the fourth quarter, things looked bleak for the Carroll County Lady Panthers. The team had played well on defense, forcing Henry County to turn the ball over 24 times in the game, but continued to struggle on their shooting, hitting just 5-36 shots for 14 percent from the field through three quarters.

    But just when it seemed like the Lady Wildcats (3-10) had the game in hand, the Lady Panthers (4-10) started hitting shots. Carroll went on a 17-2 run in the fourth to pull out a 27-22 come-from-behind win on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

  • Economy makes budgeting tough

    At the start of each legislative session in even-numbered years, the governor appears before the General Assembly twice: First, to give the State of the Commonwealth address and then, later in the month, to present a two-year budget proposal.

    Given the tough economy the country has weathered during the last several years, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Gov. Steve Beshear spent much of his first speech last week talking about the second one he will give on Jan. 17.

  • Tax reform, gaming, redistricting issues face state lawmakers

    The first week of the 2012 Session was a combination of the ceremonial and the new. We gaveled in last Tuesday with the traditional establishment of the membership of the Senate and approval of our chamber’s rules. More than 200 bills have already been filed in the General Assembly and will start making their way through the committee process beginning in earnest next week.