Today's News

  • Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

    A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

    Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

    For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.


    Tobacco production update

  • Food safety is important after a weather emergency

    Our area was hit by tornadoes and other severe weather last week. Many families and individuals had homes, farms and businesses damaged,  including weather damage, power outages and numerous other loses.

    If you have had power outages and were without electricity or a cold source, foods stored in refrigerators and freezers can become unsafe. Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees. If these foods are eaten, people can become very sick.

  • Senate passes bills on safety issues

    Another week goes by in a whirl of legislative meetings, visits from hometown folks and organized groups such as 4-H and the 874K Coalition. Even though the House has yet to act on the budget proposal, senators continue to educate ourselves and monitor the budget meetings in the House. In addition, senators continue to meet in small groups to review the different budget needs of the various agencies. We expect to receive the House proposal next week.

  • House OKs measures to stop illegal drug sales, use in Kentucky

    As it normally does during the first full week of March in even-numbered years, the Kentucky House of Representatives will vote on its proposed budget this week to run state government.

  • Transportation officials discuss county road projects for 2012

    Kentucky Transport-ation Cabinet representatives discussed secondary roads and county projects at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Feb. 29.

    District 6 Maintenance Supervisor Ken McCarty presented the program on secondary roads. Carroll County will be allotted $614,328 in fiscal year 2012-13 from the state and have $57,991 in undistributed funds from last year. About one-third ($246,100) will be spent on maintenance and traffic for the 48.3 miles of roads, while $3,862 is designated as county judge-executive expenses and $122,866 in “flex funds.”

  • Beshear issues consumer protection order activating price gouging statute

    Kentucky Press News Service

    After multiple tornadoes and severe storms caused heavy damage across the state, Gov. Steve Beshear Saturday signed a consumer protection executive order at the request of Attorney General Jack Conway to implement Kentucky’s price-gouging laws statewide as of Friday, March 2.

  • Getting technical
  • Track team competes in Mason-Dixon Indoor

    The Panthers Track team was in action Saturday at the 52nd annual Mason-Dixon Indoor Games. Andie Hardesty led the Lady Panthers with a third place finish in the high jump.

    The Panthers were led by Austin Blankenship, who finished in seventh place in the pole vault, and Devin Gray, who set a new Panther 1500 meter indoor record with a time of 4:56.76.

    This was the final 2012 indoor meet for Carroll County. The full Panther team will be back in action on Tuesday, March 13 at home for the first outdoor meet of the season.

  • CCHS softball returns with one senior, new coaching staff for 2012 season

    Dennis Hawkins moves up from assistant coach to take the reins as head coach of the Lady Panthers softball team this season. The team has just one senior leader, pitcher Kayley Perry, and will rely heavily on a class of experienced sophomores. The team also has two freshmen and six seventh graders.

  • Reader submitted photos of the tornado