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Today's News

  • Stout family thanks local community

    Editor: Thanks for honoring a fallen hero. We would like to send a very special thanks to everyone who took part in the memorial service for Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout. You showed how loving and caring a community can be, for a young man that few of you knew. We can all take pride in living in a community that truly cares. Special

  • Poker run raises funds for children’s Christmas

    Editor: The first Christmas in August Poker Run was a success. It took many to make it happen and we would like to say “Thanks” to the following people: Leigh Ann Roberts, Mike Humphrey, Garlena Wilkerson, Clay Baker, Cheryl Buchanan, Butch Smith, Missy Jones, Kathy and Amanda Meadows, April Yocum, Sue Courtney, Melanie Stewart,

  • Funding for county’s schools is investment in future of our youth

    As superintendent of Carroll County Schools, I would like to thank the community for your financial support of the children of Carroll County Schools. 

  • CCMS opens season with annual event

    Football players were competing for the first time this season under the lights at Panther Field Saturday night, but it was not the high school team out on the grass. Six area schools brought teams to compete in seven games held at the Carroll County Middle School’s third annual Bowlarama, said Carroll County Head Coach Steve Doll. Tw

  • Smith to run as write-in; four seek mayor’s post

    Carroll County voters this fall will have plenty of decisions to make, as many of the city races are contested and write-in candidates have filed for the sheriff and district two constable races. Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith will be running as a write-in candidate this fall, according to records provided by deputy county clerk Patti Mefford.

  • Historic Ghent home damaged by arsonist

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson that occurred at an historic home in Ghent late Friday. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw responded to a call at 10:30 p.m. at The Poet’s House Bed and Breakfast, 501 Main Street in Ghent. There, Shaw found that a perpetrator or perpetrators ha

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Aug. 18 Recreational Trails Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Carroll County High School Site Based De

  • CCHS football looks to improve, has bonded as team

    When the Carroll County Panthers looked at their upcoming schedule for this season, there may have been the slightest feeling of déjà vu. The team is in its second year of a two-year contract, meaning they will play the same teams in the same order as last year, with the difference being last year’s home games will be aw

  • City looks to increase tax rate by 4 percent

    Carrollton City Council unanimously passed the first reading for a 4 percent increase on the advalorem tax rate for 2010-11 at its meeting Aug. 9. The second reading will take place at its next meeting, Aug. 23. Ordinance 2010-12 set the advalorem tax rate at 29 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation on all real property and all personal t

  • Ky. Speedway owner hopes plans take flight

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith plans to spare no expense in getting Kentucky Speedway ready for its inaugural Sprint Cup race, which is less than 11 months away. Smith announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, the facility will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. SMI owns