Today's News

  • Lady Panthers’ regionals streak ends with 51-40 loss

    The News-Democrat
    The Lady Panthers “didn’t play well enough to win” against the Lady Wildcats of Gallatin County, losing 51-40 in the first round of the 31st District tournament Tuesday, held at Henry County High School. This ends their streak of seven straight years the team has won their first-round game and thereby played in the 8th Region tournament.

  • Panthers tossed in tourney opener

    The News-Democrat

    The 2010-11 basketball season came to an end for the Carroll County Panthers Wednesday. The local lads were ousted from Kentucky High School Athletic Association postseason play by Henry County, 71-50, in the first round of the 31st District Tournament at New Castle.

  • Sheriff warns of scam calls

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received several calls last week from citizens who were contacted via telephone regarding credit cards. It appears this activity is a scam, Sheriff Jamie Kinman said in a news release.
    The typical scenario involves a person receiving a telephone call from a number that appears to be local. The number often appears on caller ID boxes with a 732 exchange and sometimes has a name associated with the number. Upon answering the phone, a solicitation is begun regarding a person’s ability to obtain lower credit card interest rates.

  • Making 'flubber'
  • Lawmakers vote to protect young, old

    Over the last week or so in the Capitol, there has been a renewed push to help our youngest citizens and those who are young at heart.
    On Monday, for example, Gov. Beshear presented the final report from a task force he formed more than a year ago to give a top-down look at our elementary and secondary schools and how they could be improved.

  • Police find meth lab in car, pair arrested

    Two Ghent residents were arrested early Saturday morning by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, after a mobile meth lab was discovered in their vehicle.

  • Public workers deserve representation

  • Ballinger named Player of Week four times

    Whitney Ballinger of Campbellsville University was named the NAIA National Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Feb. 22. The honor is the fourth of her career, setting her apart from all other NAIA Division I women’s basketball players as the only one to receive the honor more than three times.
    Ballinger was selected based on her performances from Feb. 14-20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.


    Wednesday, March 2

    • Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    • Christian Academy of Carrollton holds tennis camp for first through fifth grade students 3-4 p.m. at the school gym.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, March 3

  • Fire temporarily closes down 
I-71 N northbound lanes Monday

    Ghent Fire Protection District responded to a semi-trailer on fire on I-71 N near Exit 44 Monday that closed down at least one of the northbound lanes for the evening.