Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Sweet victory: Girls earn first win

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers basketball team earned their first win of the season, as they defeated district foe Henry County 44-35 at home. It also was the inaugural victory for first-year head coach Paul Stone’s career at Carroll County.

  • Donation | Dec. 19, 2012
  • Christmas Giving

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association distributed gifts for approximately 350 children on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Carroll County Extension Office. Project Committee members are Leigh Ann Roberts (pictured), Robin Huesman, Misty Wheeler, Tracey Reynolds, Hayley Franklin, Cydney Conley, Dee Moore and Tracy Rose. Also volunteering were Grover Crawford, James Lee, Amanda Rice, Dave Roberts, David Huesman, Scott Meadows and Monica Daniel.

  • Shiny & Bright
  • It’s time to take steps to protect our children from deranged gunmen

    Friday’s shooting in a Connecticut elementary school has this nation reeling with emotion. I am no exception.

    I am devastated and deeply saddened for the victims and for their families. I am sad for the shooter and his family, because somehow this man’s problems went unnoticed, and his family is also paying the price.

    I am frustrated that these situations are becoming more and more commonplace – and more and more deadly.

    And I’m angry. On so many levels.

  • Gun laws should be strengthened after shootings at Sandy Hook

    December is such a joyous month for so many.  It’s a time when we reconnect with old friends; a time when we gather with our co-workers for social events; a time when neighbors and members of organizations get together to share good food and drink and probably some laughs.

    It’s also a sad time for many of us. Losses that occur in December seem especially poignant to me. A year ago, I lost my very good friend Evelyn Welch, and in 1977 my father died on Dec. 22. 

  • Spaghetti fundraiser

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department held a fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 8 at the firehouse for the Westside Christmas for Kids. A silent auction also was held. About 70 people attended the event. The money goes toward buying Christmas gifts for the children of the volunteer firefighters.

  • The stars are the show at CAC
  • Local police investigate burglaries in city, county

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating three burglaries that have occurred during the daytime hours.

    The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Dec. 11, by Steve Taylor, 610 Taylor St., Carrollton. He returned home in the evening and noticed a 46-inch Toshiba television, a 26-inch Sanyo television, an electric guitar,  jewelry,  hand tools and some change were missing. The value is estimated at $2,500.