Today's News

  • Budget transfers approved, help coming for animal shelter

    Shortfalls in income for two county offices led to requests for Fiscal Court budget transfers.

  • Ghent to hire new city clerk, special meeting on Jan. 19

    The City of Ghent voted to offer the city clerk position to Tina McIntyre at its Jan. 13, meeting. McIntyre is currently employed at US Bank in Carrollton.

    Ghent City Attorney Bill Brammell was unable to attend the meeting due to prior obligations. As a result, most of the business items on the agenda were tabled until legal counsel could be present to guide the mayor and commissioners.

    The City of Ghent will have a special meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 19, at Ghent City Hall to discuss the tabled items.

  • Ghent clerk indicted on theft charge, tampering

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell on charges relating to allegedly money stealing from the city. Powell was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, a class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000. She also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000.

  • Louisville native hired as new Extension agent

    Carroll County’s new Family and Consumer Science Extension agent has a background in food and nutrition and is looking forward to starting her new career.

    Ann Schultz of Louisville began working at the Carroll County office Monday.

    “I have been looking about three years for an extension job,” Schultz said. “I did not want move too far from family, but wanted to be in a rural setting, and Carroll County seemed like a very good fit.”

  • Fiscal Court appoints old, familiar to positions

    Carroll County government welcomes both old and new faces in 2015, including a former magistrate who will be making more money in his new position than his previous one.

    Fiscal Court appointed former District 2 magistrate Deanie Miller as deputy county judge-executive for an unspecified term at a special meeting Jan. 5. Miller served 16 years as magistrate before leaving the position for an unsuccessful bid at the judge-executive’s office this past election.

  • Public records | Jan. 8, 2015

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  • Boys pull away in 2nd half, beat Walden

    After a slow start, the Carroll County boys basketball team pulled away in the second half, outscoring visiting Walden 37-19 in the second half, to win, 61-42, Saturday, Jan. 3.

    “First half, I thought we were very sluggish, didn’t seem like we had much energy,” head coach Carroll Yager said, noting he did not know if it was because of Christmas break or if the team was losing its legs after coming home from playing two tournaments.

    “We talked about it at halftime, and I thought they responded really well in the second half.”

  • Panthers beat Butler, fall to Bethlehem, Crittenden in LaRue Co. tournament


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    The Carroll County Panthers basketball team lost two out of three games Dec. 29-31, at the National Guard Holiday Classic at LaRue County High School.

    The Panthers won their first game against Butler County, but lost to a tough Bethlehem team in round two. Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought his team played one of their best games all season against the Bardstown squad, but came back and played one of their worst against Crittenden County.

  • Lady Panthers improved in 2nd half, but not enough to overcome TOs

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers outscored the Russell Red Devils 28-20 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a turnover-laden first half, as the Lady Panthers lost, 56-43, in day two of the North American Stainless Basketball Classic Tuesday, Dec. 30. Carroll County took on North Oldham Dec. 31, in their final game of the tournament.

    “The second half was as well as we’ve played all year; (the) first half was probably as bad as we’ve played,” head coach Paul Stone said.

  • Missed opportunity: Ladies lose in OT to North Oldham

    North Oldham outscored Carroll County 11-5 in overtime to hand the Lady Panthers their third straight loss Dec. 31, in the North American Stainless Holiday Classic. Scott High School defeated Collins High School, 66-46, to win the championship.