Today's News

  • High school looks to hire coach first, then AD

    With the recent retirement announcement of athletic director and girls basketball head coach Randy Mefford, Carroll County High School has big shoes to fill.

  • Players recognized at winter banquet

    The Carroll County High School held its annual winter sports banquet Tuesday, March 20. The following student-athletes were recognized:

    Academic All State Honorable Mention (3.25-3.75 grade point average): Jayla Tomlinson, Brittany Arvin, Tatum McIntyre, Kirsten Arvin, Lauren Moore, John Perry, Evan Mefford, Jay Damron, Michael Hall and Stephan Fornash.

  • Carroll wins home opener vs. Trimble

    The Panthers jumped out to a 5-0 lead and managed to hold off a late-surging Raiders squad to get the win, 5-4, in their home opener Thursday, March 22.

    “I’m really happy about that because we’ve had trouble with (closing out games) in the past,” Carroll first year head coach Josh Mefford said. “We’ve had those bad innings where we’ve kicked the ball around, but this time they hit the ball … We kept our heads in it, and we made the plays we were supposed to make.”

  • Lady Panthers come close, but just short against Lady Raiders

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers battled back from a two-run deficit, but ultimately fell 3-2 to border rival Trimble County Wednesday at home.

    Trimble first-year head coach Tanya Black was overflowing with excitement following the game. “Our first two games we hit the ball pretty decent, but just couldn’t get over that hump and this time we fought hard and did well, very proud of them,” she said.

  • Cost of Kentucky courthouses questioned by lawmakers

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Concerns about state debt has slowed construction on courthouses around Kentucky after a decade where the state built or expanded 60 courthouses.

    Since 2005, the state has completed 26 judicial centers and 14 remain under way at a cost of $590 million.

    The General Assembly hasn’t funded new courthouses, however, in two years and doesn’t have any new ones funded in the proposed Senate and House two-year budgets being debated.

  • The Madness of March
  • Traffic changes announced for bridge


    Landmark News Service

    The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a public meeting Thursday to announce traffic changes that will take effect next month after the April 25-29 construction-related closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge. Traffic plans were on display during an open house at the Brown Gym in Madison.

    The dates of the temporary closure are subject to change depending on weather conditions and river levels.

  • 4-H agent funding to be considered during budget talks

    A decision on whether Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide “stop-gap funding” to fill the local 4-H Extension agent position will come as part of the budget process for fiscal year 2012-13.

    At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said that while he supports the 4-H program, he remains opposed to the county paying the $46,350 so the University of Kentucky will have to hire an Extension agent for the county’s 4-H program.

  • City OKs extending free WiFi

    Carrollton City Council agreed to a contract with tech company Powered On to fix the existing problems and to finish installing the city-wide free wireless internet system, known as Wifi.

    At the March 12 council meeting, Powered On owner Brent Graves presented a proposal for $2,912.90, which included the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week.

  • Traffic model will help end delays at the Ky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.