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Today's News

  • Honoring the Best & the Bravest

    Many have been waiting years for this day to finally arrive — the day that the American Korean War veterans would be honored for their service in the war. On Nov. 7, the American Legion Post 41 held a ceremony to recognize Carroll County’s veterans who answered the call for duty. About 165 people were in attendance.

    “A day that we can recognize the men and women that have served our country is a good day for all of us,” Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jimmy Supplee said.

  • Panthers eliminated in playoffs, 63-19

    Newport Central Catholic held Carroll County in check through most of the first half en route to a 63-19 Class 2A District playoff win over the Panthers Friday at Newport Stadium.

    The Thoroughbreds rolled out to a 49-0 advantage before Carroll County finally hit pay dirt late in the second quarter when senior Andy Sisenstein returned a kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown run. Ryan Stewart added the extra point and the Panthers were on the scoreboard, 49-7.

  • Panthers in Rupp Arena showcase

    The Carroll County High School boys’ basketball Panthers will play in a preseason showcase to be held at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The Kentucky Basketball Academy’s preseason basketball showcase will take place on Friday, Nov. 27, according to Panther Head Coach Carroll Yager.

    The showcase will feature 22 teams in 11 games starting at 8:45 a.m. The Panthers will play Buckhorn High School from Region 14. Game time is 11:15 am.

    Yager made inquiries with event organizers about Carroll’s possible participation in the event.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Nov. 11

    Veteran’s Day

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Public Library presents Wednesdays @ One, 1 p.m.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Markland gate removed by floating gatelifter

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed the remaining damaged gate leaf from the floor of a lock chamber at the Markland Locks and Dam near Warsaw.

    The downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation on Sunday, Sept. 27. Since that time one of the two gate leaves has been resting on the bottom of the lock chamber.

  • River walk needed to make downtown a true ‘destination’

    Potential. Ask just about anyone what they think about downtown Carrollton and you will eventually hear talk about the potential they see in reviving the once bustling business district.

    Situated right on the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers, downtown Carrollton is at first glance a quaint and attractive area with the historic look of a river town from the past. Many buildings have undergone restoration work to restore the Victorian facades that make it so special.

    But a closer look reveals the challenges that face efforts to bring new life to downtown.

  • Panther runners compete in Region 5 meet at Trimble

    Carroll County’s Lady Panthers finished sixth in the Class 1A Region 5 Championship, held Saturday at the Trimble County Park near Bedford. Carroll’s boys were one runner short of having enough participants to field a complete team in the 5K run.

    “The weather was beautiful, and the course was well laid out,” Carroll County Coach Joe Creager said.

  • Fall festival event for Relay a success

    Editor:

     On behalf of the Carroll County Relay For Life Committee (and especially for the many people and families that are battling cancer) I would like to thank everyone who made the “Fall Fun Festival” at the Armory on Oct. 31 a huge success.  All of the volunteers worked really hard before, during and after the event ... creating a fun, family friendly evening for the entire community.

  • Garage usage debated in home occupation ordinance

    Carrollton planning and zoning commissioners are considering prohibiting the use of garages for home occupation.

    At their monthly meeting on Nov. 2, P&Z commissioner Sam Burgess reported back to the committee that city council recommended the home occupation ordinance 156.004 state that garages must share a common wall with the residential structure, and dettached garages are not to be allowed.  

  • City to seek grant for market analysis

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Monday night to seek grant funding for a downtown market analysis.