Today's News

  • Southern corn rust infecting corn fields

    The pathogen of southern rust of corn (Puccinia polysora) has infected a lot of corn fields in Kentucky within the last month.

  • Hitting the trail

    The second annual Sheriff Jamie Kinman Scholarship Trail Ride was held Aug. 28, at Rafter 7 Ranch in Carroll County. The proceeds of the trail ride will benefit local academic scholarships. There were 70 riders, and the event raised enough money to give three $1,000

  • Student of the week: Lauren Watkins, 8th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?
    “Band and science.”
    What is your favorite subject and why?
    “Kelly Stewart becaues she helped me love science.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Red Pyramid”
    What was the last movie you saw?  
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    Auburn University

  • Football shut out at KCD

    Coming off their first win of the season, the Carroll County Panthers (1-3) were shut out Friday against Kentucky Country Day (2-2), falling 40-0 on the road.

    Head coach Lee Downey said he was disappointed in the team’s performance. “We are a lot better team than we showed during that performance,” he said.

  • Early Childhood provides Kindergarten-Readiness support for youngsters

    In older times, many children did not begin learning to read until they started school, and “starting school” meant going to first grade. Everyone did not attend kindergarten, and all-day kindergarten was a rarity indeed. Preschool was almost unheard of.

    Contrast this with today’s emphasis on early learning, and it is clear that many things have changed.

  • School menu | Sept. 17, 2015

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.


    Thursday, Sept. 17: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Pork bites, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots with roll, grapes or pineapple tidbits. Carroll County Middle and High School will offer country-fried steak with gravy instead of pork bites for lunch.

  • Ladies fall in first game on new field

    Carroll County girls’ soccer struggled offensively, managing only a late goal by Hailey Ashton, in a 9-1 loss to Owen County in their first game on the renovated Panther Field Sept. 10.

    Owen County attacked from the opening whistle, scoring within the first several minutes of the match as Hailey Chappell netted the first of her three goals. Owen’s Amber Gover also joined Chappell in the hat trick club as she scored three goals in the match.

  • Breaking it in: Panthers win first game on new field

    Carroll County boys’ soccer team scored early, jumping out to a 3-0 halftime lead, before rolling to an 8-0 win over Owen County in the inaugural game of the newly renovated Panther Stadium.

    Junior Tyler Stewart scored the first goal on the new field early in the first half off an assist by David Marshall. Stewart then followed with a long distance shot that found the top of the net to put the Panthers up 2-0.

  • Champions faces changes with loss of funding

    Major changes are facing Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County as the organization found out Sept. 8, that it did not receive the federal grant that would fund years six through 10.

    Champions Coordinator Hayley Franklin said that uncertainty is in the air. “The executive committee has met to discuss the situation, but no decisions have been made about anything,” Franklin said.

  • Walk this way

    Students in Cartmell Elementary teacher Samantha Abercrombie’s fifth grade class are combining exercise and learning thanks to a $2,800 grant. 

    The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time, according to its website. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.