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Today's News

  • Bills on CPR, mug shots win OK

    As we near the end of February, the General Assembly has a predictably full agenda heading into what is always its busiest month of the year.

    Enacting a budget to run state government remains our biggest task. The House Appro-priations and Revenue Committee is right on schedule, however, with its seven budget review subcommittees close to finishing their modifications of Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposal. A vote by the full chamber will be held by early March.

  • Bills restore voting rights, protect those who are vulnerable

    We have passed the midpoint of the General Assembly, and the activity has continued to be energetic and fast-paced. I welcomed guests from my district and enjoyed seeing the constituents. It was also nice to see some decent weather come our way in the Capitol city.

    The Senate took up historic legislation this week in House Bill 70, which would restore voting rights certain to felons after five years removed from their sentence.

  • Carroll County Basketball Road Games | Feb. 27, 2014

    Rebels roll over Panthers

    Owen County defeated Carroll County 73-46 to claim the No. 1 seed in the 31st District Tournament Wednesday, Feb. 20.

    The Panthers (14-12) were without starting point guard senior Austin Crowell, who injured his knee during senior night the day before.

    Carroll County was still close heading into halftime, down 33-25, but Owen County (16-8) broke the game wide open in the third quarter.

  • Moore, Corbin honored as all-conference team members

    Carroll County High School junior Lauren Moore and senior Dakota Corbin were named to the 2013-14 North Central Kentucky Conference All-Conference Team.

    The following also were named to the girls’ NCKC team: Paige Black, Jessie Dunlap and Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County; Katie Cheek and Michaela Kennedy of Williamstown; Brooke Dossett and Hannah Dossett of Gallatin County; Shelby Mullikin and Allie Mills of Walton-Verona; Ashlee Gravley of Owen County; and Cheyenne Clark of Henry County.

  • Warriors hit seven 3-pointers in third, Panthers leave 12 at free throw line

    The post season came to a close much too quickly for the Carroll County Panthers boys basketball team, as they were booted out of the 31st District Tournament Monday night by Eminence. The Warriors knocked down seven 3-pointers in the third quarter and hit their free throws down the stretch to beat the Panthers, 71-65. Eminence (7-20) will take on No. 1 seeded Owen County (16-9) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll County High School. No. 2 seed Gallatin County plays No. 3 seed Henry County at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Lady Panthers struggle offensively, unable to pull over late comeback

    The Lady Panthers had their eye on a spot in the 31st District Championship game and in the 8th Region Tournament, but fell short of their goal as the Henry County Lady Cats delivered the season-ending blow, 38-29, Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers end the season 6-17. Henry County advances to take on Gallatin County in the 31st District Championship Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Feb. 25, 2014

    Tire amnesty May 1-3

    The county will host a tire collection May 1-3. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county has to provide a place to store the tires and three or four workers to help load them. He said they may need a few more than that because there are a number of places that have a large number of used tires. At the Feb. 11, meeting, Tomlinson said the county already has more than 800 tires that can go into the recycling program.

     

    Watershed project moves forward

  • County ranks lower than Appalachian area

    A new state report paints a troubling picture of education and the workforce in Carroll County, ranking the majority of factors here below the averages for the Appalachian counties of Eastern Kentucky.

  • CCHS drama brings ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to the stage March 7-8

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Carroll County High School next weekend for the high school drama club performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    There will be three performances: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, all in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Champions hosts heroin town hall meeting March 6

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will be hosting our annual town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. With death statistics rising due to heroin, this year’s topic was a simple choice.