Today's News

  • Nucor Steel Gallatin raises flag
  • Keep staples on hand: meat, vegetables, spices

    Hello once again, my friends. As I am typing this article, I have paused frequently to look out the window. It’s 14 degrees outside, and snow is falling heavily. Like most of you I can only think of one thing: being wrapped up in a blanket on the couch watching TV.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 19, 2015

    Thursday, Feb. 19

    Carroll County Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. in the middle school media center. The Board will be touring the CCMS construction at 4:30 p.m.

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

  • Demons on fire from 3-point, win 70-59 at Carroll’s homecoming

    Williamstown Lady Demon’s three-point barrage in the second half was too much for the Carroll County Lady Panthers as they came up short homecoming night, 70-59.

    In a back and forth first half, Carroll led at the end of the first quarter 14-13 and the game was tied at the half, 25-25.

    Carroll County’s Haley Dermon scored eight of her team high 23 points in the first quarter. Dermon added four more points in the second quarter as Miranda Groseclose chipped in nine points in the half.

  • Parks and Rec changes include new adult leagues

    New faces, new ideas and new direction will be defining Carroll County Parks and Recreation in 2015 and beyond.

    “We want expansion of existing programs, plus new programs,” Carroll County Parks and Recreation Director B.J. Watts said. “We want programs for all ages.”

    Advance notice of Michael Battaglia’s retirement and Ramona Damron’s resignation had then County-Judge-Elect Bobby Lee Westrick looking for replacements to head up parks and recreation.

  • Winter storm hits Carroll, dropping 8-11 inches of snow over three days

     About 6-8 inches of snow blanketed Carroll County Monday, Feb. 16, as a part of Winter Storm Octavia. Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency that afternoon in response, which allows local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in public safety and recovery efforts.

  • Glass-plate negatives are valuable assets for studying family history

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I have been collecting “orphaned” photos for several years now. I have quite the collection; some day soon, I’m going to have to label them all so it’s clear that none of them are photos of my own family. That could get really confusing for someone coming along after I’m gone.

  • Congratulations to community for meeting $4 million goal for JCTC campus

    Carroll County and the region pulled together and raised more than $4.1 million in just seven months to secure funding for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus.

    The committee led by now-retired Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson and attorney Ruth Baxter did an excellent job of demonstrating the need our community and those around us have for this new, larger campus. It will be constructed on 30 acres across from the entrance to General Butler State Resort Park on Hwy. 227.

  • Five more ways to get lean in 2015

    Now that the chocolate candy coma of Valentines day is over lets show ourselves some new found love and take a look at the second half of the 10 to do’s to get lean in 2015.

    No. 6: Use visual cues

    First and foremost, to lose and keep fat off for the long term you must change not just what you are eating, but also the behavioral patterns. Changing the environment around you can help tremendously by altering your visual cues that tell you eat when your stomach isn’t growling.

  • 2015 Panthers Royalty