Today's News

  • Track competes at Oldham

    The Panthers track and field team competed in the Oldham County Spring Thaw Meet Saturday, Feb. 23. The meet consisted mainly of relays and field events and was the first outdoor meet of the season.

    Creager said this was the first time many of the student-athletes were able to actually perform their field events. The team has been working on form, technique and drills, but due to the weather, they have not been able to land in the sand in long jump or throw the discus.

  • Rebels ruin playoff party

    The Carroll County boys struggled to find their rhythm on offense until the second half against Owen County in the 31st District playoffs Wednesday, Feb. 20. But it was ultimately too little too late, as the Rebels hung on late by hitting 11 straight free throws to win, 42-36.

    The Rebels ultimately became 31st District Champions for the second year in a row. They took on Anderson County in the 8th Region Monday, Feb. 25 at Henry County.

  • Heading to Nationals

    The Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School cheerleaders competed at Adair County High School Saturday, Feb. 16 and were named Cheer LTDs Southern Kentucky Varsity Non-Tumble Champions. CCHS will compete in the JamFest Nationals in Louisville March 23-24. CCMS will compete in Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach March 15-17.

    Senior Jessica Price was named Senior Cheer Individual Champion. Jessica Peck, Jasmine Beach, Doodle Amick, Darian Skirvin and Price also were named Senior Group Stunt 2nd-runner up.

  • Pair arrested over payment dispute

    A man who believed he was owed more money for repair work he did was arrested after he allegedly broke into another man’s home and beat him with a large wooden stick, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Curtis W. Sharon, 46, 150 Lucky Acres Drive, Sparta, worked on a piece of equipment for Thomas D. Mayberry. Sharon was paid approximately $1,200 for the work, but claimed Mayberry owed him more money, according to the release.

  • Carroll County District Court | Feb. 27, 2013

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  • Middle School renovations to include new gymnasium, classrooms, locker rooms

    Plans are getting underway for Carroll County Middle School renovations.

    Much of the project’s focus will center on building a new gymnasium and transforming the current gymnasium into a new collaborative workspace expanding Project Lead the Way and the STEAM program.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the estimated total project cost is $5.743 million; however that amount will change after the project is bid out.

  • Construction at Hwy. 36, Hwy. 47 to impact traffic

    Come Monday, March 4, motorists in two areas of Carroll County will face road closures as highway projects get under way.

    Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek will close Monday for 90 days for a bridge replacement project, while Hwy. 47 in Sanders will close for 60 days at the railroad crossing and intersection with Hwy. 36 for improvements to the approaches to the tracks.

  • Carroll history shines in new book

    Local residents will have the chance to visit with the author of an Images of America book that brings the history of Carroll County to life through photos.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, for a book-signing event.

    The book features the communities, people, churches, schools, businesses and industries of Carroll County that all flourished because of their location along major rivers.

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • New book strives to curb U.S. gun violence

    While working toward a doctorate in health policy at Johns Hopkins University, Carrollton native Daniel W. Webster watched the homicide rate in the Baltimore, Md., where the school is located, skyrocket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    “During that time period, there was a real epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore,” Webster said in a phone interview last week. In 1993, the number of homicides rose to a staggering 353 cases in that city. “The issue seemed so important that it needed more research and analysis.”