Today's News

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree coming to Butler

    Construction work is underway at Butler Outlet Mall to expand for new Hibbett Sporting Goods and Dollar Tree stores set to open this spring.

    Krishna Patel, who owns the outlet mall with his father Manny Patel, said this is the first phase of three they are planning for the retail facility on Hwy. 227.

    By the end of March, Patel said the construction will be complete on store spaces for Hibbett and Dollar Tree. He said the sporting goods location will be about 5,500 square feet, while Dollar Tree’s new space will be about 8,000 square feet.

  • Hospital adding full-time MRI services in April

    The expansion of services in the radiology department at Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues this spring with the addition of full-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging services.

    In a Monday interview, Digital Imaging Manager Jill Sachleben said this is a major advancement for CCMH, which currently has a mobile MRI unit available two half-days — Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

    “Our patients won’t have to wait to get their tests done,” she said.

  • City of Prestonville finances are looking up

    Prestonville city leaders got an update Monday night on finances showing they have more than $114,000 in the bank.

    Prestonville City Clerk/Treasurer Allison Willhoite provided the city commissioners with reports showing their CD was set to mature May 13, with a current value of $84,166.  She said the city’s bank account contains another $30,001.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 20, 2014

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  • Panthers hold on to 3-point victory vs. Titans

    The Panthers tangled with the Titans of Louisville Collegiate Tuesday, Feb. 18, and came out of the fight victorious. The game stayed close until the end, as Carroll County managed to outscore the visitors, 15-10, in the fourth quarter and send off seniors John Michael Adams, Dakota Corbin, Austin Crowell, Blake Kruzan and Jacob Wise with a win in their final home game.

  • Lady Panthers struggle to score consistently, fall to Blue Lightning

    The Lady Panthers struggled shooting the ball Monday night against the visiting Villa Madonna Blue Lightning zone defense. Despite an early fourth quarter comeback, Carroll County could not bridge the gap and lost, 44-34.

  • Another snowy Sunday
  • New safety seat law will protect children

    One of the country’s great success stories over the last several decades has been the steep and steady decline in highway fatalities.

    It’s a welcome trend that has been especially pronounced here in Kentucky. According to the state’s Office of Highway Safety, you have to go back to 1949 to find a year that had fewer than the commonwealth had in 2013.

  • Technology is not always a ‘friend’
  • Sanders church to host hymn sing, Feb. 26, 2014

    Sanders Baptist Church hosts its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. featuring the Sanders Gospel Band.

    Pastor Hardin Lowe and the congregation invite you to attend.