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Today's News

  • Kentucky Afield: Bluegill offer great late spring fishing

    It is Kentucky Derby week, a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

    “A lot of your bigger male bluegill are moving up into the shallows,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is an excellent time to take kids out and get them excited and hooked on fishing.”

  • Community Calendar | May 11, 2017

    Thursday, May 11

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Three Rivers District Health Department host a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park’s convention center. Topics include Carroll County’s overall health and wellbeing and substance abuse and recovery. Guest speakers include Rep. Rick Rand and Ben Chandler of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Church News | May 11, 2017

    Dividing Ridge Apostolic hosts budgeting company

    Stress Free Budget, an internet-based non-profit incorporation, will host a town meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church. This meeting is free and is designed to show how the company can help the community.

  • Power of humility

    You know it’s tough enough to live this life, with all the trials, tests, and resistances- with all that God has promised us a blessed life.

  • Softball falls to Western Hills

    Despite the attempted seventh inning heroics of eighth grade Bailey Mefford’s first varsity homerun Carroll County Lady Panthers dropped a 6-3 decision to the visiting Western Hills Lady Wolverines, May 8.

    Each team had nine baserunners and one fielding error but Western Hills was more efficient with its opportunities.

  • Carroll softball drops one-run loss to Shelby County

    Carroll County played its ninth one-run game of the season dropping a 7-6 decision to Shelby County, May 9. Carroll has four wins and five losses in the nine one-run games.

    Shelby jumped on the Lady Panthers early as they scored two runs in the first inning on a walk and two hits.

    Carroll answered back in the bottom of the first when Haley Dermon doubled off the fence in right centerfield. Andrea Searcy followed with a single to score Dermon to halve the lead 2-1.

  • Panthers put up solid effort in win over Williamstown

    After giving up two runs in the top of the first, senior starting pitcher Evan McMahan and the Carroll County Panthers stepped up their game the rest of the way, defeating Williamstown 7-4 May 8.

  • Advances in education continue in Kentucky

    Education has come a long way in Kentucky over the past 30 years. Much of our progress began with the 1990 passage of KERA or the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which improved funding for K-12 education statewide from the mountains to the Mississippi. Today, that progress is seen in school facility improvements, better test scores, and a better educated Kentucky.

  • Naloxone training is no cure, but saves lives

    Typically the human body can break down the substances we put in it — legal or otherwise. When a person overdoses, however, the body can’t detoxify itself fast enough, and once a threshold is reached, it begins to shut down.

    So what happens when someone overdoses on an opiate, such as heroin?

  • Bid for Bow Bridge restoration project too high

    The city of Carrollton received just one bid for the Bow Bridge restoration project. The bid from Judy C. Harp Inc., of Frankfor,t was “quite a bit higher” than the engineering estimates, American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron said at the council meeting May 8. The base bid was $114,555.40, plus a $20,000 alternate for painting the bridge, bringing the total bid to $134,555.40. The estimated start date was June 5, with the estimated completion date at July 7.