Today's News

  • Tobacco Festival Street Closings |Sept. 24-26, 2015

    The following streets will be closed for this year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival, held Thursday, Sept. 24-Saturday, Sept. 26.

    Court Street will be closed from noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

    Fifth Street will be closed from Highland Avenue to Main Street from 5 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Sept. 24, and from 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • 2015 Carroll County Tobacco Festival Pageants
  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival


    Landmark News Service

    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.

    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Lady Panthers fall, 10-0, to Henry

    The Henry County Lady Cats kept the pressure on the Carroll County Lady Panthers’ defense all evening, ultimately winning by mercy rule 10-0 with less than 30 seconds to go in the game Sept. 17. Carroll keeper Houston Lindsay took 40 shots on goal from the team head coach Greg Damron said is the one to beat in the 31st District.

  • Marshall ties own scoring record in Panthers’ victory

    Junior David Marshall tied his own school record for most goals in a single game with six in Carroll County’s 10-0 win over Henry County Sept. 17.

    “The goal wasn’t to get him six goals or anything, it just kind of worked itself out that way,” head coach Ben Crutcher said. “I was pleased with everybody’s effort. Everybody stepped up, especially with missing a starter tonight.”

    The Panthers played without starter Tyler Stewart, who missed two games after drawing a red card against KCD Sept. 15.

  • Tobacco Festival Schedule of Events

    2015 Schedule of Events


    — Thursday, Sept. 24 —


    5-11 p.m. – Food booths and flea markets and Carroll County Extension 4-H Tent

    5-6 p.m. – Amazed By Grace

    6-8 p.m. – Carroll County Tobacco Festival Sing-Off

    8-11 p.m. – Amazed By Grace



    — Friday, Sept. 25 —

  • Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton

    One of Carroll County’s beloved traditions is back for its 67th year. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton Thursday, Sept. 24-Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The annual pageants kicked off this year’s festivities on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. Pictures of the winners are on page 10.

    The fun continues with music, food, shopping and competitions, including singing, flinging and decorating.

  • Panthers cross country hosts first home meet in preparation for NCKC

    The Carroll County cross country team hosted its first home meet of the season Sept. 15, at the General Butler State Resort Park golf course. Running in the 5K race were Carroll County, Trimble County, Henry County, Eminence, Owen County and Gallatin County. Trimble and Owen were the only schools to field complete boys’ teams, with Trimble winning the race. For the girls, Henry finished in first place, followed by Owen and Trimble.

  • Community Calendar | Sept 24., 2015

    Sept. 24-26

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival. Free festival on the courthouse square. Offers vending, parade, food and activities. See pages 8-12 for more information.

    Thursday, Sept. 24

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • The story of Sam

    The story I’m about to share with you is true. As they used to say on Dragnet for those of you old enough to even remember the TV show…”The names have been changed to protect the innocent.”