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Today's News

  • Transportation Cabinet seeks public input

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – In 2035, what will be the transportation needs for Kentucky? Will the focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation? Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.

  • Legislation would keep Kentuckians in school until age 18

    By TOM MARTIN

    Business Lexington

    Lexington– By 2018, fewer than 10 percent of Kentucky employers will accept job applicants who lack a high school diploma. This Georgetown University forecast from the study Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 offers a clear warning to Kentucky policy makers, educators, employers, students, parents - anyone with a stake in the well-being of the commonwealth’s economy: education is essential to well-being.

  • Gibson joins 1,000-point club; Panthers beat Raiders

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    It was a game that, while running the gamut of emotions, gave each team an opportunity to give the spectators a clinic to demonstrate the excellence of both an offensive effort for one and a defensive effort for the other. In the end, Carroll County took home the laurels of the second round of the annual border rivalry match-up with the Trimble County Raiders. Final score: 73-65.

  • 1988 bus crash documentary in editing phase

    By Amber Coulter

    Landmark News Service

    A documentary about the tragic bus crash in Carroll County is in the editing phase.

    Shooting for “IMPACT: After the Crash” is finished except for a few possible additional segments, and editing is about halfway finished.

    Director Jason Epperson hopes to be ready for a private showing of the documentary by the 25th anniversary of the crash on May 14, 1988, that killed 27 and injured 34.

    “I can tell that this is going to be a very powerful project,” he said.

  • Teams set rivalry aside for one of their own

    Good sportsmanship is still alive and well in Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Despite being border rivals, the two teams put aside their differences for the betterment of one of their own.

    Carroll County senior Dallas Gibson was well on his way to hitting the magical 1,000-point mark for his high school career. Averag-ing 19.5 points per game, along with 10.4 rebounds per game, he was just 13 points away from reaching 1,000 points.

  • Rebel ‘O’ too much for Panthers

    Owen County’s inside-outside offensive attack was too much for Carroll County to handle, as the Panthers fell 60-42 at home Thursday, Jan. 31.

    Rebel sharp shooter senior Zach Ripy connected on six 3-pointers, leading Owen County (18-5) with 22 points, while freshman Carson Williams pounded the inside for 16 points and 12 rebounds.

    Panthers (13-9) head coach Carroll Yager said he thought his team played well in the first half, but after a couple of bad possessions to start the third quarter, his team had dug themselves into a hole.

  • Stone: Team shows growth in Owen loss

    Lady Panthers head coach Paul Stone said he does not believe in moral victories. But that does not mean he has turned a blind eye to all of the progress his team has made since their last match up with Owen County.

    Despite losing 53-33 Thursday, Jan. 31, to the visiting Lady Rebels, the young Lady Panthers showed how much they had grown since their visit to Owenton Dec. 7. In that game, the Lady Panthers never had a chance, falling behind big in the first half in what would be a 42-point loss.

  • Tractor-trailer wrecks on Hwy. 36, driver not injured

    A jackknifed tractor-trailer closed traffic on Hwy. 36 West between Carrollton and Milton for about two hours Monday afternoon, Feb. 4.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ali P. Yousef of Kitchener, Ontario, was driving the rig west just before 4 p.m. when a vehicle in front of him applied its brakes. He attempted to apply the brakes on his semi, but it left the south side of the road and jackknifed. The rig came to rest just west of the Hampton Lane intersection.

    Yousef was not injured.

  • Track issues to be addressed before meets

    Carroll County High School home track meets were canceled this season. But less than 12 hours later, they were back on again.

    Head coach Joe Creager sent out an e-mail at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, announcing the cancellation due to issues with the track: “There are several issues on the track that have caused the home meets scheduled for this season to be canceled. We will not reschedule. Thank you.”

  • Crawford named ‘Hidden Hero’