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Today's News

  • All I want for Christmas

    Ms. Roos’ First Grade Class

    Dear Santa,  I want a nite lite please.  I wont be scard of the dark.  It wod make me sleep.  I get all green dots.  Can I have it?  Love, Timmy

  • Carroll to participate in $40 Million Race to the Top program

    The Carroll County School District is among 22 Kentucky school districts and two regional educational cooperatives to share in a $40 million Race to the Top grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The consortium, led by the Green River Region Educational Cooper-ative and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, was one of only 16 grant recipients chosen from 372 submitted nationally to receive the award, which was announced on Dec. 11.

  • 4-H demonstrations offer members a lesson in public speaking

    One of the seven areas of the 4-H program to be taught is communications. I have had the most wonderful two weeks by going into Cartmell Elementary and presenting the communications assignment to the fourth- and fifth-grade students.

    So many mixed emotions occurred in the classroom when the students were told that they would be giving a speech or a demonstration in front of their classmates. I sure did not want to add more stress to the students, teachers or to the children’s parents or guardians.

  • Mistletoe mythology leads to a ‘kiss’ under the bough

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. 

    Phora-dendron, the scientific name for this plant, means “tree thief.”  We commonly find these small, leafy plants on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern two-thirds of the United States. 

    Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from their host trees by way of a parasite nutrient-uptake organ; hence the name, tree thief. 

  • Origins of holiday stocking tradition revealed

    Nothing signifies the holidays like festive colored stockings hanging on the fireplace mantle.

    As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown but the most recognized is the one honoring the generous nature of Saint Nicholas in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” by Clement C. Moore. Historically, Saint Nicholas was a charitable bishop in the third and fourth century living in Myra, now Turkey.

  • Gibson named Player of the Week

    Carroll County’s Dallas Gibson was named the North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. He had 32 points and 13 rebounds in Carroll County’s win over Williamstown and 13 points with 9 rebounds in Carroll County’s win over Owen County. Gibson shot 62 percent from the field and 75 percent at the foul line in those games.  

  • 2012 Volleyball awards

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers volleyball team recently held their annual awards banquet. The following student-athletes were honored with awards:

    Panther Service Award

    Taylor Baker- bookkeeper

    Highest Serving Percentage (Season)

    Freshmen Team- Allie Simmons

    JV Team- Jamie Glauber

    Varsity Team- Caitlyn Burke

    Most Improved

    Freshmen Team- Taylour Brown

    JV Team- Jessica Foster/Sabrina Young

    Varsity Team- Michaela Culver

  • Boys drop second straight in final seconds

    The Panthers suffered another tough loss to a district foe Friday, Dec. 14, as Carroll fell to the visiting Gallatin County Wildcats 61-56.

    “We knew when we played Gallatin that it would be a very aggressive and physical game, and that’s what it was,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “It was a good basketball game. I thought our guys played well.”

  • Girls struggle to score early, leads to loss

    A 22-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome for the Lady Panthers, losing 53-28 at home Saturday, Dec. 15 to the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats.

    “It’s tough to beat them when you’re not getting the breaks,” Carroll head coach Paul Stone said. “They’re a really good team, and when they’re getting all the breaks too, it’s almost impossible.”

  • Henry hangs first loss on Panthers

    Riding high from their overtime win at district rival Owen County, the Panthers were pulled back down to earth Tuesday by the paws of the Henry County Wildcats. The visiting Wildcats defeated the Panthers 59-57 in a nail biter Dec. 11.

    “I didn’t think we were anywhere near as sharp as we have been,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “… I don’t think we were as focused and ready to play. We were coming off of a big win at Owen, and I don’t think we were as mentally into it as we needed to be.”