Today's News

  • Construction crews prep for widening of Hwy. 227

    Utility work is finishing up this week in preparation for the widening of Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    Crews from Walter Martin Excavating of Russell Springs, Ky., began moving the 10-inch water line – located between the main entrance to Carroll County High School and the entrance behind the Panther Field bleachers – over about 12 feet. Operator Jason Moles said the old water line will be re-circulated and merged with the new line, which services the high school and other surrounding offices. He expected the project to be complete by the end of the week.

  • Carroll golf teams finish season in Regional Tourney

    The Panthers golf team traveled to Boone Links in Boone County Monday, while the Lady Panthers headed just up the road to Eagle Creek in Gallatin County Tuesday to compete in the Regional Tournament.

    The boys competed against 16 schools on a course that was about 600 yards longer than Fairway Golf Course – about 6,700 yards compared to 6,100 – head coach Josh Mefford said. “They did really well,” he said, noting the boys also played from the pro or championship tees.

  • Riley leaves tourism post to work at funeral home

    After six years, Rhonda Riley has announced her decision to resign as executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism.

    Riley said she plans to stay on full time until Oct. 31, then help out two to three days a week until the end of the year to help ease the transition once her replacement is hired.

    She said she and her husband, Rob Riley, director of the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, have talked about her joining the business as an employee for about a year.

  • State names new manager at General Butler

    Kentucky State Parks has named a new manager for General Butler State Resort Park, but some residents want officials to reinstate Misty Wheeler in the job she held much of 2013.

    Dave Jordan, former manager of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, assumed the top job at General Butler park Oct. 1.

    But after the apparent removal of Wheeler as park manager last Monday, a petition began circulating in local businesses and among local residents protesting Wheeler’s dismissal as park manager and calls on Gov. Steve Beshear to put her back to work.

  • Working budget includes CCMS construction, raises

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project caused the Carroll County Schools’ 2013-2014 working budget to be a little higher than normal, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad explained Thursday, Sept. 26, to the Board of Education.

  • Courts completed
  • Celebrating our heritage
  • Turnovers topple Panthers’ hopes, lose on the road to Walton-Verona

    Four first half turnovers doomed Carroll County’s chances Friday against Walton-Verona, as the Bearcats won, 48-21.

    The Panthers fumbled the ball twice, and quarterback John Michael Adams threw two interceptions. “We had a lot of turnovers in the first half that we couldn’t overcome,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday.

  • Carroll earns district No. 1 seed with win over Henry County

    The Carroll County boys soccer team sits atop the 31st District heap heading into the district tournament. The Panthers defeated Henry County, 5-0, on the road Monday to clinch the No. 1 seed. They will take on the No. 4 seed on Monday, Oct. 14, in the tournament.

    Who they will play will be determined Thursday, Oct. 3, when Owen County takes on Henry at home. The winner will become the No. 2 seed, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will be determined by a coin flip.

  • Panthers play tough against Pioneers

    The final score is not a true indicator of what really happened Tuesday night between the Carroll County and Simon Kenton boys soccer teams. The Panthers may have lost 5-3 to the visitors from Northern Kentucky, but the home team played tough the entire night against their much bigger opponent. Not only is Simon Kenton a 6A-size school in football, many of its players are more than a head taller than the Carroll County players.