Today's News

  • County eyes location options for local commodity programs

    Changes will be coming to the commodities distribution programs that serve Carroll County in November. However, officials are still working to tie down the details.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said they are close to having plans in place for the program that distributes commodities to senior citizens. The plans for the regular commodity distribution program, which is on a first-come, first-served basis now, need to be worked out.

  • Panthers break losing streak

    The Panthers football team ended its three-game losing streak Friday night by walloping the Owen County Rebels on the road, 48-7. Carroll almost tripled Owen on offense, 328 yards to 110 yards, and forced four interceptions.

    Assistant coach J.P. Dale said the game went “as good as it could have possibly went.” The team executed the game plan on both offense and defense, and it was the first game in a while when most of the team was back from injuries, he said.

  • Boys soccer plays tough against North, loses 2-0 in Regionals

    The deck was stacked against the Carroll County Panthers coming into the boys soccer 8th Region Tournament on Monday Oct. 21, at Panther Field. The Panthers faced a North Oldham team that had already defeated them 8-1 in the third game of the regular season.

    But Carroll County had grown leaps and bounds as a team since then and was not going to be intimidated on their home field. The Panthers lost the game, 2-0, but afterward, all head coach Ben Crutcher could emphasize was that he could not be any happier with his team.

  • Ladies advance to district championship with 3-1 win

    The Lady Panthers finally slammed the door shut on the scrappy Lady Cats Monday, winning 3-1 in the 31st District Tournament to advance to the championship game. No. 2 seed Carroll County will take on No. 1 seed Eminence, who defeated No. 4 seed Owen County on Tuesday night. The game is at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eminence High School.

    The Lady Panthers were up 2-0, but let the Lady Cats back in the game in the third set. But even in the wins, Henry County did not go down without a fight.

  • Panthers win back-to-back district championships

    As the horn sounded, Carroll County High School boys soccer coach Ben Crutcher raised his arms in celebration – and was congratulated with a nice water shower courtesy of his players – as the No. 1 seeded Panthers defeated the No. 2 seeded host, Henry County Wildcats, 3-0, Thursday in the 31st District Championship. Carroll County also won the championship last season in the district’s first year of existence.

  • Mammography unit offers high-tech screenings

    The Women’s Health Program at Carroll County Memorial Hospital took a giant step forward Wednesday, Oct. 16, as a new state-of-the-art digital mammography unit was unveiled during an open house.

    Hard work by the hospital staff on negotiating a deal for the new FujiFilm Aspire unit, coupled with a community fundraising effort, came together to provide women in the region with the new technology that can help detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

  • Assembly offers students chance to ‘learn to lead’

    Kathryn Winn Primary held its quarterly assembly Friday morning, showcasing student talents and recognizing their achievements. But what made this one different from all the others is who was leading it.

    It wasn’t Principal Gerda Wise or any of the teachers. It was led by the students.

  • Temporary road closure at General Butler; Park will remain open

    To make repairs to the dam at General Butler State Resort Park’s lake, the road that crosses it will be closed for a month, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 29.

    Kentucky Department of State Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said Tuesday that the road closure is expected to last through Nov. 26, depending on how work progresses and weather conditions.

  • Fifth, Court streets closed for paving

    Ohio Valley Asphalt will be milling and paving Fifth and Court streets in Carrollton on Friday and Monday, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    Weather permitting, milling will start at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and paving will start at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

    Fifth and Court streets will be closed at midnight Thursday and again Sunday. The streets will re-open after each process is completed, meaning they will not be closed all day.

  • Oh what a scary sight!


    Kentucky Kruizers, Carroll County Tobacco Festival and Little Kentucky Railroad hosted the annual Haunted Train Ride and Tracks of Doom and General Butler State Resort Park last weekend. Girl Scout Troops 85 and 306 also held a haunted shelter at the park. Both events will be held Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.