Today's News

  • Carroll wins, 14-4, over Pendleton

    Consistent hitting and strong defense helped propel the Panthers past the visiting Pendleton County Wildcats Friday for a 14-4 victory in five innings.

    Carroll County (3-0) put the lead off on base four of the five innings and did a good job of putting pressure on the Pendleton County (2-4) defense, head coach Jimmy Ray said.

  • 2014 Relay for Life pageants

    The annual Carroll County Relay for Life pageant was held Saturday, March 22, at Carroll County Middle School. The event was sponsored by Team Robbins and hosted by Hayley Franklin. All proceeds from the event benefited Relay for Life.

  • Carroll plays ‘best game of the year’ in win over W-V

    The Panthers scored 10 runs on nine hits to beat Walton-Verona 10-3 at home Saturday. John Michael Adams hit a solo home run to left center field to lead off in the bottom of the fifth and also earned the win on the mound. He pitched five innings, striking out three, walking one and giving up three hits. Justin Ray came on in relief, pitching two innings with two strikeouts, three walks and one hit.

  • Mertz couple sentenced in abuse/neglect case

    A Carrollton couple was sentenced March 17 in Carroll County Circuit Court by Judge Stephen Bates after pleading guilty to knowingly abusing/neglecting their disabled daughter.

    Billy Mertz, 46, and Robin Michelle Mertz, 34, the child’s father and stepmother, pleaded guilty to knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult and knowingly exploiting an adult more than $300, both class C felonies.

  • Wilhoite sentenced to 15 years in prison

    A Carrollton man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after an incident resulting in the death of Michael Beach, 27, of Carrollton.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony; leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, a class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within a five-year period; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Girls’ group provides focus on technology, mathematics, science

    As part of the district-wide push to encourage more students to take high-level Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classes, a new club at Carroll County Middle School has been designed with girls in mind. This “girls-only” club will meet twice monthly starting in the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Student of the week: Jacy Hoffman, 10th grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is socializing! Without my friends, I’d be lost.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is Human Body Systems because it’s so interesting and such an amazing opportunity. Mr. Boles does an amazing job at preparing me for the future.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Night Elie Wiesel”

  • Carroll softball wins at Eminence

    The Lady Panthers softball team defeated Eminence in a doubleheader by scores of 17-0, 15-0, on March 20 at Eminence. Cheyenne Lawrence was the winning pitcher in game one, while Michaela Culver won game two. Carroll (4-0) plays Shelby County on the road Thursday before competing in the Oldham County Spring Break Classic Friday and Saturday.

  • Thompson earns doctorate

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale has conferred upon Marie Thompson the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature. Thompson earned a M.A. in English Literature at Eastern Kentucky University and a B.A. in History at Northern Kentucky University.  She graduated from the Christian Academy of Carrollton in 2000. She currently teaches for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Retired teachers group membership increases

    Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met March 21 at Two Rivers Restaurant with eight members present.

    Minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Velma Hunt and approved. The treasurer’s report included a donation to the Carroll County Public Library in memory of Mary Broberg.