Today's News

  • Volleyball sets sights on Triple Crown

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team enters the 2014 season with big goals: to win the All ‘A’, the NCKC and the 31st District tournament, also referred to at Carroll County as The Triple Crown.

  • Panthers capable state qualifiers, ladies program continues to grow

    With all but one runner who scored toward the team total returning, Carroll County High School cross country teams hope to build on last season’s success.

    “I think the boys team can be good,” second-year head coach Brian Crank said. The Panthers finished in third place last year at the NCKC meet, but was the first school to have a complete team cross the finish line. Unfortunately, the runners were too far back. But Crank said he expects the boys to improve this year.

  • Feeding the community
  • Riding for the kids

    Despite the weather, about 80 bikes took the the road Sunday for the Christams In August Poker Run, which helps raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for children. The event raised $4,474.50, which will be donated to the ministerial association.

  • Kentucky students still lag national scores on ACT, but the performance gap is narrowing

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    While Kentucky public high school graduates are still behind those nationwide on the ACT college-entrance exam, the performance gap is narrowing, Kentucky Department of Education officials said.

  • Henry woman takes lesser plea murder solicitation of ex-husband

    By Christopher Brooke

    Landmark News Service

    A 69-year-old New Castle woman charged last December with murder solicitation of her ex-husband pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police charged Shirley Truman on Dec. 3 after she met with an undercover officer and provided information to use to find her ex, Donnie Trail, according to information from police.

  • Garrett wins community service award

    Deborah Garrett, Kroger and Earl Floyd Ford were honored with awards from their fellow Carroll County Chamber of Commerce members at the annual banquet Aug. 14, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Chamber President Mark Smith presented lifelong Carroll County resident and long-time volunteer Garrett with the Raymond Ray Community Service Award.

    “I’m honored,” Garrett said in a Tuesday interview. “I never expected it. I’ve been doing this a long time, I just never really expected it.”

  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jamie Wilson

     Kathryn Winn Primary assistant principal

    • Lives in Prospect, Ky.

    • Married to Matt Wilson and has four children

    • Graduated from South Oldham High School in 2000

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in business from Bellarmine University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in teaching from Bellarmine in 2006

    • Completed principalship certification from Spalding University


  • Cartmell, Winn welcome new assistant principals | Jeannie Rohrer

     Cartmell Elementary assistant principal

    • Lifelong resident of Carroll County

    • Married to  Robert Rohrer for 23 years.

    • Daughter, Ashlea Ramsey of Carrollton; stepson and stepdaughter of Madison


    • Graduated from Carroll County High School in 1984

    • Bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Kentucky University in 2004

    • Master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan in 2006

  • P&Z denies zoning change for used car lot

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-1 at a special commission meeting Aug. 13, to deny a proposal from business owner Dean Miller to make a zoning change at his property at 209 Highland Ave., located in the C-1 district to allow used car lots.