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Today's News

  • Panthers in concert
  • 2011 STLP winners
  • Ruffolo commits to play volleyball at Butler

    Brooke Ann Ruffolo, of Farmington Hills, Mich. has committed to play volleyball for Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. This past season Brooke helped lead her high school team to the Michigan State Volleyball Finals and  received second team all-state honors. She is the daughter of Joe and Cheryl Ann Persall Ruffolo of Farmington Hills; the granddaughter of Margaret Ann Persall of Carrollton, Ky. and  the late Glenn Persall; and Angeline Ruffolo of Dayton, Ohio.

  • Legends game honors Coach Coots

    Carroll County High School head coach Jay Jones hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning to give the black team an 18-8 win over the gold team in the second annual Bob Coots Legends game held Saturday at Panther Field. The score is especially significant because Coots was No. 18 when he was the Panthers’ head coach.

    Jones said Coots coached in the 1980s and 90s and died last year, which is why the game began. Jones said Coots was a pitching coach, but knew all aspects of the game.

  • Baseball briefs - May 25, 2011

    Panthers fall to South Oldham, 6-4

    Carroll (17-9) lost to South Oldham 6-4 on the road Thursday.

    Head coach Jay Jones said his team had a chance to win the game, but did not get enough production from the bottom half of their lineup. Ethan Stewart was credited with the loss on the mound.

    Zach Wise was 2-4 with two runs; Dillon Craig was 2-4 with an RBI; Stewart was 2-3 with an RBI; Tyler Gross was 2-4; and John Michael Adams was 1-2.


  • RV park groundbreaking
  • Few voters turn out for primary election

    Carroll County voters showed very little interest in the May 17 primary election with only 471 casting ballots in the Democratic and Republican races.

    That’s an overall turnout of 6.52 percent, county clerk Alice Marsh said. That’s off from the last primary with no local races in May 2007 when some 2,200 people voted with overall turnout of 12 percent.

    Marsh said she believes the numbers voting were low because people were not aware of the primary election and the fact that incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear is unopposed and was not on the ballot.

  • Advantage Nab

    Twenty-two teams in four age groups helped raise more than $2,000 in the Kameron Nab 3V3 soccer tournament Saturday at the county park.

    Brian Hedges organized the event, which benefited the Kameron Nab medical fund. Hedges said Greg Damron and Vernon States helped him host the tournament, as well as assisted in publicity and getting the equipment and fields ready to go. The Carroll County High School soccer teams donated the use of their goals and soccer balls, while volunteers helped run the concession stand and referee the games.

  • Ministry offers ex-inmates a second chance

    A local pastor and his ministry have made it their mission to assist convicted criminals successfully to re-enter society.

    Pastor Bimp McAlister runs Calvary Ministries, an organization that last year provided temporary housing for 18 people exiting the prison system with crimes, including drug and sex offenses.

  • Baseball falls 13-5 to Henry in round 1 of NCKC tourney

    Carroll County High School’s baseball team was hoping to spend its Saturday at Panther Field, competing for the NCKC tournament championship. Unfortunately for the tournament hosts, they were unceremoniously eliminated in the first round against Henry County Thursday night.

    The Panthers (16-7) struggled to make plays defensively that they had made for the majority of the season, and the Wildcats (13-8) capitalized on the opportunities, winning 13-5 to advance.