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Today's News

  • Younger legs take the alumni game win

    The Carroll County boy’s basketball team sponsored an alumni game Nov. 29 as a fundraiser for the program. 

    Eighteen former Panthers showed up to play in the game ranging from teams in the early 90’s to a member of last year’s team.

    The white team consisting of players before 2007 led 41-40 at the half before falling to the black team 98-58. Younger legs and taller bodies made a difference late in the game.

  • Panthers drop opener to Lloyd Memorial

    Carroll County Panthers basketball lost their season opener Tuesday at Lloyd Memorial, 71-61. Up by two at the end of the first quarter, Lloyd Memorial outscored Carroll County 23-16 in the second quarter.

    Isaiah Hogan led all scorers with 21 points. Taylor Schirmer scored 14 points, followed by Jackson “Boo” Donahue, 10 points; Austin Crank, seven points; Evan McMahan, six points; and Jacob Evans, three points. McMahan led the Panthers in assists with four, while Hogan, Evans and Schirmer all grabbed a team-leading five rebounds.

  • AG Conway warn of seasonal scams, identity theft

    Kentucky Press News Service

     

    With the holiday shopping season underway, Attorney General Jack Conway is urging Kentucky consumers to be vigilant of seasonal scams and identity theft. Millions of consumers turn to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has cybercriminals and hackers working overtime to exploit unsuspecting shoppers for their credit card and financial information.

  • Kentucky educational system improves in multiple categories, according to Prichard

    As students near the end of the semester, they are invariably starting to think about the grades that will determine whether their Christmas break is actually a joyous one.

    For Kentucky’s educational system, our “report cards,” so to speak, have already arrived.  They came earlier this fall from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a non-profit organization that has been a driving force behind education reform since the 1980s, and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

  • Important drug legislation upcoming, resources for drug treatment available

    At Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, we hope that you know by now the premise of our organization’s main focus – education and prevention are always at the forefront of our coalition. We also hope you know that we are just as concerned with other issues as well, such as legislation, addiction and treatment.

  • Knee pain common among those restarting their exercise routine

    With the new year upon us, December lends itself to planning and or getting a jump start on your New Year’s fitness resolutions! So this month, let’s look at some topics to help ensure a higher level of success and long-term lifestyle changes to make those resolutions, reality!

  • December full of holiday events

    December is a special time of year, filled with preparations, decorations, gift exchanges and spending time with family and friends. Everyone has their own special traditions, which may include watching the annual parade at A Christmas Carroll, nibbling on desserts at the Nutcracker Tea or eating breakfast with Santa Claus at General Butler State Resort Park. Here is a list of upcoming community events this month, including new events that could become a part your family’s traditions.

     

    Now through Dec. 31

  • Wintry weather causes number of wrecks throughout county

    Icy conditions before Thanksgiving resulted in numerous car accidents throughout the county, including one involving a Carrollton Police officer.

    Officer Andy Sisenstein was responding to a call of a stranded motorist in General Butler State Resort Park Nov. 22, when he lost control of his 2010 Ford Explorer police vehicle on the park road.

  • Carroll County FFA places third in state horsemanship contest

    Carroll County High School’s FFA chapter placed third in the state at the recent horsemanship competition held at Murray State University. Team members were Lacie Jamerson, Mallary Bickers, Kassandra Hickey and Amber Schissler.

    The horsemanship competition is one of the newer events sponsored by FFA. “This is the third year of the event,” Jamerson said. “I have been able to compete all three years.”

  • Humana named county’s new insurance carrier

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to change its health insurance provider to Humana at the Nov. 25, meeting.

    Fiscal Court had contracted with Bluegrass Family Health last year. County employees had a number of complaints and issues with the provider this year.

    The complaints were about the timing of deductible updates and issues with claims primarily on the prescription side. Another complaint was Cincinnati doctors not being in the network. Magistrate Floyd Bowling said fiscal court knew the out-of-network issue from the beginning.