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Today's News

  • CCMS opens season with annual event

    Football players were competing for the first time this season under the lights at Panther Field Saturday night, but it was not the high school team out on the grass. Six area schools brought teams to compete in seven games held at the Carroll County Middle School’s third annual Bowlarama, said Carroll County Head Coach Steve Doll. Tw

  • Smith to run as write-in; four seek mayor’s post

    Carroll County voters this fall will have plenty of decisions to make, as many of the city races are contested and write-in candidates have filed for the sheriff and district two constable races. Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith will be running as a write-in candidate this fall, according to records provided by deputy county clerk Patti Mefford.

  • Historic Ghent home damaged by arsonist

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of arson that occurred at an historic home in Ghent late Friday. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw responded to a call at 10:30 p.m. at The Poet’s House Bed and Breakfast, 501 Main Street in Ghent. There, Shaw found that a perpetrator or perpetrators ha

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Aug. 18 Recreational Trails Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Carroll County High School Site Based De

  • CCHS football looks to improve, has bonded as team

    When the Carroll County Panthers looked at their upcoming schedule for this season, there may have been the slightest feeling of déjà vu. The team is in its second year of a two-year contract, meaning they will play the same teams in the same order as last year, with the difference being last year’s home games will be aw

  • City looks to increase tax rate by 4 percent

    Carrollton City Council unanimously passed the first reading for a 4 percent increase on the advalorem tax rate for 2010-11 at its meeting Aug. 9. The second reading will take place at its next meeting, Aug. 23. Ordinance 2010-12 set the advalorem tax rate at 29 cents on each $100 of assessed valuation on all real property and all personal t

  • Ky. Speedway owner hopes plans take flight

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith plans to spare no expense in getting Kentucky Speedway ready for its inaugural Sprint Cup race, which is less than 11 months away. Smith announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, the facility will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. SMI owns

  • Transfer of proposed JCTC campus site to cost $600,000

    Transfer of property formerly associated with Easter Seals Camp Kysoc from Cardinal Hills Healthcare System to the Kentucky Department of Parks is imminent, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Thirty of the 124-acres are expected to be deeded almost immediately thereafter to the Jefferson Communi

  • Lady Panthers win home opener

    Senior leadership guided Carroll County past Williamstown in its home opener Thursday night. The Lady Panthers (1-1) won the first and third games, 25-22 and 25-13, respectively, and lost the second game 17-25.  “I certainly can’t complain,” Head Coach Kristen Arbinger said. “… I thought we passed extremel

  • Barnes quits VFD chief post

     “I’ve enjoyed my years of serving the community and I’m going to miss it.” Ronnie Barnes, Fire Chief of the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department since 1995, has announced his upcoming resignation citing an inability to work effectively with Trimble County Fiscal Court. Barnes has not yet announced the ef