Today's News

  • Teams set rivalry aside for one of their own

    Good sportsmanship is still alive and well in Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Despite being border rivals, the two teams put aside their differences for the betterment of one of their own.

    Carroll County senior Dallas Gibson was well on his way to hitting the magical 1,000-point mark for his high school career. Averag-ing 19.5 points per game, along with 10.4 rebounds per game, he was just 13 points away from reaching 1,000 points.

  • Rebel ‘O’ too much for Panthers

    Owen County’s inside-outside offensive attack was too much for Carroll County to handle, as the Panthers fell 60-42 at home Thursday, Jan. 31.

    Rebel sharp shooter senior Zach Ripy connected on six 3-pointers, leading Owen County (18-5) with 22 points, while freshman Carson Williams pounded the inside for 16 points and 12 rebounds.

    Panthers (13-9) head coach Carroll Yager said he thought his team played well in the first half, but after a couple of bad possessions to start the third quarter, his team had dug themselves into a hole.

  • Stone: Team shows growth in Owen loss

    Lady Panthers head coach Paul Stone said he does not believe in moral victories. But that does not mean he has turned a blind eye to all of the progress his team has made since their last match up with Owen County.

    Despite losing 53-33 Thursday, Jan. 31, to the visiting Lady Rebels, the young Lady Panthers showed how much they had grown since their visit to Owenton Dec. 7. In that game, the Lady Panthers never had a chance, falling behind big in the first half in what would be a 42-point loss.

  • Tractor-trailer wrecks on Hwy. 36, driver not injured

    A jackknifed tractor-trailer closed traffic on Hwy. 36 West between Carrollton and Milton for about two hours Monday afternoon, Feb. 4.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that Ali P. Yousef of Kitchener, Ontario, was driving the rig west just before 4 p.m. when a vehicle in front of him applied its brakes. He attempted to apply the brakes on his semi, but it left the south side of the road and jackknifed. The rig came to rest just west of the Hampton Lane intersection.

    Yousef was not injured.

  • Track issues to be addressed before meets

    Carroll County High School home track meets were canceled this season. But less than 12 hours later, they were back on again.

    Head coach Joe Creager sent out an e-mail at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, announcing the cancellation due to issues with the track: “There are several issues on the track that have caused the home meets scheduled for this season to be canceled. We will not reschedule. Thank you.”

  • Crawford named ‘Hidden Hero’
  • NAS joins ‘elite group’ in environmental program

    State officials came to Ghent Friday morning to designate North American Stainless with the top status in a voluntary environmental improvement and protection program.

    NAS is now a master in the Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership Program for “going above and beyond compliance,” Kenya Stump, environmental assistance manager with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, told a group of company employees gathered for the ceremony.

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  • Brooks brings background in state parks to Butler job

    After nearly a year with an interim manager at General Butler State Resort Park, Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker announced that a permanent manager has been hired.

    Charlie Brooks, who has spent 25 years in the hospitality industry, is undergoing training at parks around the state for the next two weeks. He is expected to take on the post full time by mid-February, taking the reins from Larry Totten, who has served as interim manager at the park since the former manager, Jim Cooper, left the position in May.

  • Elderly pedestrian killed in Highland Ave. accident

    A Carrollton man was killed Monday morning after being hit by a pickup truck on Highland Avenue.

    Preliminary investigation shows that Larry Moscoe, 71, of Carrollton was attempting to cross the road when he was hit by a truck driven by Lance Maiden, 23, of Carrollton, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    The call came into Carroll County Dispatch at 6:06 a.m. by the driver, according to the dispatch report. Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott arrived on scene three minutes later, with Carroll County EMS right behind.