Today's News

  • Hogan tells Board about CCMS project’s latest setback

    Issues with the geo-thermal heating system for the Carroll County Middle School construction project continue to mount.

    The latest set back has been the discovery of natural gas pockets in the drilling zone, Superintendent Bill Hogan said at the Board of Education meeting Dec. 18. Drilling operations have ceased until a course of action regarding the natural gas has been determined.

  • Pregnant woman dies in car wreck on Hwy. 42

    One person was killed Dec. 20, in a single vehicle wreck near the 1900 block of Hwy. 42 East in Trimble County. 

  • Oath of office
  • Student of the Week: Gabe Hall, 11th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?
    “My History of Rock and Roll class for first period. It interests me and I like the music.”
    What is your favorite subject and why?
    “History of Rock and Roll, since I know the music I’m really into getting to know the history pf the musicv that I listen to.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Walking Dead” comic book
    What was the last movie you saw?  

  • Champions reflects on 2014 positives as the new year begins
  • Panthers prevail with 51-48 OT win over district foe Henry Co.

    Carroll County’s young boys basketball team took a giant stride forward in the 51-48 overtime victory over 31st District opponent Henry County.

    With Carroll County graduating the majority of its game minutes the team only had one player on the floor in the overtime that had been in that type of game.

    “This was the first time that most of these guys had been in that situation,” Carroll County head coach Carroll Yager said. “ This was our fifth game of the season and we had not been in game like this.”

  • Christmas open house
  • Rand offers his legislative perspective

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.

    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Choosing the right trainer for you

    Put yourself in this scenario; it is Jan. 1 and you have made the decision that you are going to hire a professional fitness instructor as part of your new years’ fitness resolution. As you prepare yourself for this new venture in life, do you feel confident in your ability to choose the person that is going to be responsible for overseeing your fitness goals? Do you know the costs of a personal trainer? When you pay a trainer for services, what “services” are you receiving? Is this person qualified to train you?

  • Proper storage of holiday decorations prevents a ‘Griswold’

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of my all-time favorite movies to watch during the holiday season.

    Every scene is quote-worthy and brings about big laughs.

    One scene in particular stands out to me:

    Clark Griswold has dragged his son, Russ, outside with him to start the big task of putting lights on the house.  Russ, who is not excited about helping out with this task at all, complains that his dad overdoes things.