Today's News

  • Dixie Chixx capture 12U state softball championship

    Dixie Chixx head coach David Craig asked his team two questions at the beginning of the season: How will you handle failure? What do you want people to think about you when they watch you play or practice?

    He told them he didn’t want them to tell him the answers, just to show him on the field. The Carroll County girls responded in a big way, rallying to win the Indiana State 12U Babe Ruth Championship over the Fourth of July weekend in Corydon, Ind. The Dixie Chixx defeated Corydon, 12-8, Sunday in the championship.

  • The Bible can help people stay faithful this summer

    On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places. (Numbers 33:50-52)

  • Church News | July 10, 2014

    Vacation Bible school planned

    Vacation Bible School will be held at Worthville Baptist Church, 53 Jackson Ridge Rd, in Worthville for children three years of age to sixth grade, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m., July 13-17, 2014. Join them for a week of learning and activities.

    Community picnic set at Worthville

    Worthville Baptist Church, 53 Jackson Ridge Rd, in Worthville will hold a free community picnic, from 4-7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, all are invited to join them for fun, games, inflatables, gospel music and fellowship.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of July 10, 2014

    Thursday, July 10

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County holds at town hall meeting on heroin from 6-7:30 p.m.  at Sanders Community Park. State Trooper Dave Roberts will be the featured speaker. The event includes free food and resources on prevention and drug abuse.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

  • Butler Park to offer archery, tennis, water safety classes

    Starting the week of July 14  and running through the week of Aug. 8 General Butler State Resort Park’s Recreation Department is offering classes on archery, tennis and water safety.

  • Sheriff’s ranch 2014
  • Readers on vacation | July 10, 2014, Sherrard
  • CCMH Honors | July 10, 2014


  • How secure is Kentucky Speedway’s hold on its NASCAR Sprint Cup date?

    By Mark Story

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Just four years after the Sprint Cup Series finally came to Kentucky Speedway, should NASCAR fans in the commonwealth be concerned about losing the long-sought Cup date?

    Noting the ample number of empty seats at Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400, then harkening back to the Car-mageddon traffic fiasco in Sparta in 2011, Charlotte Observer motorsports writer Jim Utter raised the prospect that Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports, Inc., might move Kentucky’s Cup date to Las Vegas.

  • Campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor collide in Kentucky

    By Sam Youngman

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    As Robert Duvall says in Days of Thunder, “rubbin’, son, is racing.”

    So even though two drivers might be on the same racing team, it’s still every driver for himself, and herself, when the flag drops.

    That’s also the case in Kentucky politics these days, as Democrats trade paint with other Democrats, and Republicans risk a potential two-year pile-up.