Today's News

  • WKU history contest sees four CCHS winners

    Four Carroll County High School students won awards at the Western Kentucky University history contest. Thomas Hill won silver and Joie Bieger won bronze, while Will Wallace and Kiefer McIntyre won honorable mention.

  • Winn’s Green Team helps build sustainable future

    Gail Becraft, science teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary, is turning trash into treasure with the help of her Green Team, which includes 40,000 red wiggler earth worms. The Green Team, made up of two student representatives from each class, recycle nearly every bit of trash created at the school, including all leftover bread, fruit, and vegetables, which the worms eat in the school’s new vermicomposting system.

  • STLP earns state awards

    The following Cartmell Elementary students won awards at the state STLP competition:

    Katie Osborne won first place in State for her original drawing titled “Swirls;” Taylor Franklin won second place in state for her digital photo titled “Beautiful Butterflies;” and Mason Byrd and Adam Froman won second place in state for demonstration of Robot use “Operation Cleanup.”

  • Scam artists prey on those who have damage from storms

    Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes.

    If you had damage be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on your misfortune. Often, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, there will be an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.

  • Baseball falls in All-A

    For the first time in four years, the Carroll County Panthers did not return home with the 8th Region All-A Classic trophy.

    After defeating Williamstown Thursday 2-1 in nine innings, the Panthers struggled at the plate and lost 3-0 to Owen County. The game began on Saturday, but was rain delayed after just one inning and continued on Sunday.

    Head coach Josh Mefford said his team did not play badly, they just failed to score. “You can’t win games if you don’t score any runs.”

  • Carroll County Middle School baseball takes the field

    The Carroll County Middle School baseball team is very young and inexperienced, but are improving day by day, said head coach Jimmy Ray. He said the purpose of middle school baseball was to teach the players fundamentals and to prepare them for high school baseball.

    This is Ray’s first year as head coach, but he has helped coach both the middle school and high school teams in the past. He also coaches a summer league baseball team.

  • Track and field competes at Henry Co.

    Carroll County track and field visited conference rival Henry County for a six-school meet Tuesday, April 10.

    Devin Gray led the Panthers with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run, and Blake Newby set a new personal best in discus, finishing in fourth place.

    In the girls events, three Lady Panthers took first place: Andie Hardesty won the high-jump event, Kirsten Arvin won the pole-vault event and Jessie Smith won the triple-jump event.

  • Panthers hang onto 3-2 victory Monday

    Bottom of the fourth. With two outs and Brandon Franklin on second base, Jacob Wise hit a ground ball to the Holmes shortstop. He boots it, but makes the throw to first. Not in time.

    With a full head of steam, Franklin rounds the corner and barrels toward home plate. The throw home is in time, and the catcher prepares to make the tag. But Franklin will not be denied. He leaps over the catcher like a hurdler on the track team and lands on home plate, giving the Panthers a 3-0 advantage.

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady Warriors in six innings

    Home runs by Kelsey and McKenzie Ogden propelled the Lady Panthers to an 11-1 victory in six innings over the visiting Eminence Lady Warriors Monday night.

    The team (11-8) collected 12 hits and committed no fielding errors in the win, a vast improvement over their previous game against Owen County in the All-A Classic.

    “I’m pretty well pleased coming back from Owen County the other night,” head coach Dennis Hawkins said. “They came in with a good attitude, ready to play.”