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Today's News

  • Humbles celebrate 50 years of marriage
  • Child Abuse Awareness event April 19
  • Rand voted ‘no’ on state budget bill

    As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.

  • Panthers hold on for home win over Lloyd Memorial

    It wasn’t pretty, but check one off in the win column for the Carroll County Panthers’ baseball team as they survived against the visiting Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts, 16-14, Friday, April 13. The Panthers finished the night with 16 hits, while the Juggernauts had 15 hits. Both teams struggled on the mound at times and their defenses each committed five errors.

  • Choosing words wisely seems to be a lost art

    By MIKE CALDWELL

    The Advocate-Messenger

    You could argue this is the biggest understatement of all time, but here it is: Language is important.

    Word choice and tone can make all the difference. How we say something is often just as critical as what we say.

    That seems to be somewhat of a lost concept in today’s world of 280-character tweets, status updates on the hour and attention-seeking sound bites.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 19, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories, Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adult. Submit original poetry by April 21 in person or by e-mail to information@carrollcountylibrary.org. Include your name, age and phone number. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes awarded in each category.

  • Trimble wins All ‘A’ regional title off walk-off single, 4-3

    It was a pitchers’ duel all night long, with Carroll’s Andrea Searcy (10 strikeouts) and Trimble’s Abby Ponder (eight strikeouts) dominating at the mound. Trailing 3-2 heading into the top of the seventh, Carroll County tied the game, but Trimble County answered, scoring the game-winning run to win the All ‘A’ 8th Region Championship, 4-3, April 11, at Gallatin County High School. The Lady Raiders will compete in the All ‘A’ state tournament April 28-29 in Owensboro.

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | April 19, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

    Thursday, April 19: Yoga/CCPL, 9:30 a.m.; CDSMP, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.

  • City of Ghent breaks ground on new building

    The City of Ghent broke ground April 17, on the new city hall building. The site at Ann and Liberty streets will be the location of the 1,600-square foot, building. It will be the new home for the mayor’s and city clerk’s offices, as well as the location of future city commission meetings.

  • Honk if you support public education

    Teachers wearing red shirts and holding signs stating their love for their schools lined both sides of the intersection at Hwy. 227 and U.S. 42, April 12. Most every car coming through the intersection was honking its horn and waving at the teachers, showing their support for public education.

    The teachers held a rally supporting teachers and public education in preparation for another day of protest in Frankfort, April 13.