http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Local BBQ pair competes at annual event http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/local-bbq-pair-competes-annual-event <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/blandon_trimming_brisket_0548.jpg" alt="Blandon Toombs, left, begins to trim the fat off a brisket as it is prepared for smoker. Jerry Johnson, right, is ready to collect the scraps. The pair competed in the Bands and BBQ contest, held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park." title="Blandon Toombs, left, begins to trim the fat off a brisket as it is prepared for smoker. Jerry Johnson, right, is ready to collect the scraps. The pair competed in the Bands and BBQ contest, held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The day after Madison&rsquo;s 2009 Ribberfest, Jerry Johnson of Carrollton ran into his friend Paul Gaines at the grocery store. Gaines is a member of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Board. That conversation resulted in what is now known as Bands and BBQ.</span></p> Have you met ... Raymond Meadows http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/have-you-met-raymond-meadows <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/meadows_img_0954.jpg" alt="Raymond Meadows posed for a picture Tuesday at the American Legion Post 41. The Carrollton native has been commander at the legion for nine years." title="Raymond Meadows posed for a picture Tuesday at the American Legion Post 41. The Carrollton native has been commander at the legion for nine years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carrollton native Raymond Meadows wants the community to know that the American Legion Post 41 is more than just a bar: it&rsquo;s an active organization with mostly Carroll County members that supports the community and all veterans who need assistance.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> &ldquo;There are a lot of things we do down here that the public don&rsquo;t know, really what the Legion is all about,&rdquo; Meadows said.</p> Volleyball wins over Gallatin, dedicates match to Lisa Prosser http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/volleyball-wins-over-gallatin-dedicates-match-lisa-prosser <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vbprosser_mg_0516.jpg" alt="The sidewalk outside Carroll County High School was dedicated to Lisa Prosser as the volleyball teams honored her and the Prosser family before the Gallatin County contest Thursday." title="The sidewalk outside Carroll County High School was dedicated to Lisa Prosser as the volleyball teams honored her and the Prosser family before the Gallatin County contest Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County volleyball (2-5) came away with an emotional and hard fought 3-0 victory over Gallatin County(1-4).</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> &ldquo;Wow what a night,&rdquo; head coach Lynn Eaglin said. &ldquo;This night was very special to a lot of us, as we dedicated this game to the Prosser family. I know that Lisa (Prosser) would be very proud. I thought the girls played very tough and were aggressive at the net tonight.&rdquo;</p> Carroll County High School 2014 Homecoming Court http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-high-school-2014-homecoming-court <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/homecomingsrimg_0942.jpg" alt="Carroll County High School will crown its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen at 7 p.m. Friday before the Panthers’ football game against Kentucky Country Day. The king candidates (from left) are Brent Booth, Micah Wallace, Jeremiah Mahuron, Ramsey Gordon and Daniel Smith. The queen candidates (from left) are Alexis Green, Christina Ballis, Jacquelynne Barry, Darian Skirvin and Karly Prosser. " title="Carroll County High School will crown its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen at 7 p.m. Friday before the Panthers’ football game against Kentucky Country Day. The king candidates (from left) are Brent Booth, Micah Wallace, Jeremiah Mahuron, Ramsey Gordon and Daniel Smith. The queen candidates (from left) are Alexis Green, Christina Ballis, Jacquelynne Barry, Darian Skirvin and Karly Prosser. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Campground open year-round, max stay 15 days http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/campground-open-year-round-max-stay-15-days <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carrollton City Council voted not to close 2Rivers Campground during the winter months and to follow its current ordinance on the length of stay. The ordinance states visitors may stay for a maximum of 15 days and must leave for a day before returning.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> The conversation began when Mayor Gene McMurry told council he has had people asking him for the latest day they could book a spot at the campground. Some have asked him about camping in November.</p> First responders training exercise Saturday http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/first-responders-training-exercise-saturday <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise Saturday, Sept. 13, involving police, rescue squad, ambulance and fire department personnel from throughout the county.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said his agency wants local residents to know that the training is happening. He said units responding to the simulation will not use lights or sirens and will obey all traffic laws to ensure their safety, as well as the public&rsquo;s safety.</p> 2014 Bands and BBQ http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2014-bands-and-bbq <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/band_img_0810_0.jpg" alt="The annual Bands and BBQ event was held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park. The Blue Collar Band from Carrollton kicked things off Saturday morning. Pictured is Dennis Wheeler." title="The annual Bands and BBQ event was held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park. The Blue Collar Band from Carrollton kicked things off Saturday morning. Pictured is Dennis Wheeler." align="left" hspace="6" /> Fiscal Court | Sept. 11, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/fiscal-court-sept-11-2014 <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Fiscal audit in</strong></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> The Carroll County Fiscal Court financial audit for the year ending June, 30, 2013, had only one recommendation this year.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> The auditors recommended a monitoring procedure to control the arrangement the county has with a service organization.</p>