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Today's News

  • Governor’s budget would raises teacher salaries, boost education

    Shortly after Gov. Steve Beshear first took office in late 2007, he remarked that not only did he find the cupboard bare, it was actually gone.

    It hasn’t gotten any easier since then.  Cumulative budget cuts over the last six years have reached $1.6 billion, the state government workforce has shrunk to its smallest size in 40 years and the list of needs continues to grow faster than the revenue coming in.

  • On the road to "A" title

    Carroll beats Gallatin for first time since ‘09

    A fourth-quarter comeback lifted the Carroll County Panthers over the Gallatin County Wildcats, 57-50, in the first round of the 8th Region All “A” Classic Friday. It was the Panthers’ first win over the Wildcats since Jan. 9, 2009. 

    Carroll played a solid all-around game, shooting 43 percent from the field compared to 34 percent for the Wildcats. They dished out more assists (13-6), picked off more passes (11-4) and committed less turnovers (11-17) than Gallatin.

  • Lady Panthers get team win over Spencer County

    After nearly two weeks without playing a game, the Lady Panthers stepped up their defensive effort in the second half to come away with a 55-43 home win over Spencer County Tuesday night.

    “The tale of two halves,” head coach Paul Stone said. “The first half, our defense was OK at times, but it wasn’t good on No. 35 [senior MacKenzie Myers]. The second half, we did a much better job of doubling her on the block. She walked several times because we did a better job of that. That was the difference in the game.”

  • Extension Service offerings in February are extensive

    Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs offered in the next few weeks by Carroll County Extension office.

    These offerings deal with topics such as health, sewing, quilting, diabetes and embroidery.

    Later in February and March, we are also planning an Extension Homemaker lesson, “Why Quilts Matter on February 18, classes in the heritage skill of huck toweling on March 4, and classes in beginning sewing, basics of cooking and baking and healthy weight management. 

  • Program set to provide training for Master Stockers

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service will host the Master Stocker Program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6.

    The Master Stocker Program is a Kentucky Beef Network Program, funded by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board, that is developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    It consists of eight 2 1/2-hour sessions focusing on background and stocker operations in Kentucky.  All sessions will be held through Micro-soft Lync at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

  • Billingsley pens book on Gaunt’s time here

    Some of the main players in the building of the state of Kentucky – from its grand homes and plantations to its early economy – have gone unrecognized, and former District Court Judge Stan Billingsley is looking to change that.

    In his latest book, “The Widows of Highland Avenue,” Billingsley weaves a tale that focuses on Wheeling Gaunt, born into slavery to prominent merchant Alfred Gaunt in Carroll County about 1812, the same year his white half-brother, John, was born.

  • Snow days delay last day of school

    With the first day of spring still seven weeks away, the last day of school for Carroll County students – and possibly graduation – remains in flux, depending on how hard winter continues to hit.

  • Designs unveiled for JCTC campus

    Friday’s unveiling of the conceptual design plans for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton began on a positive note.

    For the second time, the project has made the governor’s budget, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told a crowd of more than 50 in a second floor classroom at JCTC.

  • Guilty plea entered in Beach death

    A Carrollton man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges following the October death of Michael Beach, 27, of Carrollton.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court Monday to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, from the original charge of murder. He also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, a class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within a five-year period; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Panthers win All “A” for first time since 2005

    Carroll County’s fifth win in a row capped off a great week of basketball by the Panthers. Win number five brought the 8th Region All “A” title back to Carroll County for the first time since 2005. The Panthers defeated Owen County, 42-39, Monday, Jan. 27, at Eminence High School.

    “The boys played hard and listened,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “We had a detailed game plan for each of the games, and they followed the plans perfectly.”