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Today's News

  • Blue Lightning strikes at home

    The Villa Madonna Blue Lightning came into town Tuesday, Feb. 17, and handed the Lady Panthers a second loss on their home court.

    The 46-27 final score left little doubt that the Blue Lightning had the upper hand in the contest, as they chalked up their 19th win for the season.

    Though the Lady Panthers clinched the North Central Kentucky Conference title Feb. 14, the girls team played flat against Villa Madonna. Their usual smothering defense was a no-show; their shooting was markedly off.

  • KET volunteer promotes upcoming TeleFund ‘09

    Editor:

    I have been a volunteer at KET, Kentucky’s statewide public television system, for three years. I volunteer my time there because for years my family and I have enjoyed the diverse, wonderful programming and services KET provides, and I want to take part in passing those things on to others in my community.

  • Devine named NCKC player of week

    Lady Panther Hannah Devine recently was named North Central Kentucky Conference player of the week.

    The Carroll County High School freshman scored 40 points and grabbed 16 rebounds during varsity games with Oldham County and Williamstown that week, Head Coach Randy Mefford said.

    Devine also won the award as an eighth-grader.  She has been on the varsity squad since seventh grade, and teams in the eighth region are well aware of her skills.

    Mefford says Devine sits the bench during freshman games and encourages them, gets them water and is their cheerleader.

  • Murder/suicide suspected in Gallatin deaths

    An apparent murder/suicide Friday is under investigation in Gallatin County.

    Officials say Ralph Michael Utley, 37, and his toddler son were found shot to death in Utley’s Campbell Road home when deputies responded to a domestic violence call at 9:33 p.m. Campbell Road is located in the portion of Ghent just over the Carroll County line with Gallatin.

    The Gallatin County Coroner Jack Hughes pronounced both the father and his 2½-year-old son dead an hour later.

  • Carroll County Library calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 30: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5:30; English as a Second Language, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 31: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 1: Anime Club, 1-3 p.m., ages 12 and older

    Tuesday, Nov. 4: Toddler time, 11 a.m.; GED, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 6: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; Cookbook Cookoff and Tasting Bee, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 7: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

  • Stricter oversight needed for insurance providers

    Editor:

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen.

    Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

    Christian Academy of Carrollton had a lot to celebrate Friday, Feb. 20, amidst friends, family, students, teachers and government officials.

    In the morning, the independent Christian school, located on Easterday Road (State Hwy. 36),  celebrated the completion of its new gymnasium – complete with a beautifully painted crumb-rubber floor. In the afternoon, the school celebrated its 20th anniversary with current students and alumni.

  • Community invited to discuss school renovation plans

    The community is invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Cartmell Elementary media center to discuss plans in the works to renovate and expand the school.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects in Lexington has been working with a committee made up of teachers, staff and administrators at the school to explore options for adding to the building. The architect group has worked with the board on several projects in the district, including security improvements at schools.

  • The arts meet history at Cartmell

    From the battles of Bryan Station and Blue Licks during the Revolutionary War to keeping the Underground Railroad on track prior to the Civil War, Kentucky has lots of heroes to celebrate.

    Students at Cartmell Elementary School last week learned about these points in the state’s and the country’s history through the arts, with the help from artist-in-residence Bob Ford.

    Last time Ford was in town, several years ago, he worked with the students several times throughout the year to help them write and produce a play about local history.

  • Young TCHS tennis teams determined to succeed

    The Trimble County High School boys and girls tennis teams plan to stop at nothing to bring home success in the 2009 season.

    Along with losing two players to last year’s graduation, the teams have started this season with some unaccustomed indoor practice. The previously used courts, located at the Trimble County Park, were dismantled two months ago, yet construction of new courts at the park has not been completed.

    Despite the changes, however, coaches of the Raiders clubs have high hopes for a winning season.