Today's News

  • Season Preview: Lady Panthers set goals high after first year under belts

    With a second year under their belts in head coach Paul Stone’s system and losing no seniors to graduation last season, the Lady Panthers will look to improve upon their 7-20 record last season.

    “That is one positive to not having any seniors is because you have the same players back,” Stone said.

    Having a new coach, a new system and no seniors on the team was difficult for the girls last season, and on him, Stone said. This year’s team will be better because the girls now have varsity experience and understand the system.

  • Season Preview: Panthers look to seniors to lead inexperienced underclassmen

    Carroll County boys basketball head coach Carroll Yager said last season will be one where he will always wonder, “What if.” Five experienced seniors led the team, which was poised for success, but the season was plagued with injuries. Still, the team managed to come together and finish the season with a winning record, 16-12 overall, 9-9 in the 8th Region and 3-6 in the 31st District.

    Yager said he was really proud of the team last year and had a great group of seniors.

  • Boys run away with 60-32 win

    The Carroll County boys basketball team took the lead over the visiting Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter, and the Panthers never looked back, cruising to a 60-32 victory Tuesday, Dec. 3.  

    “I thought for the first game, defensively, we played really well. We played with active feet, active hands,” head coach Carroll Yager said. The Panthers forced 18 turnovers, including 11 steals – six by senior Jacob Wise– and held the visitors to just 25 percent shooting from the field.

  • Fiscal funds assessment of Kysoc

    Camp Kysoc is seeing more use for events, but Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson hopes to make the most out of the potential the facility has to offer.

    At the Nov. 26 fiscal court meeting, Tomlinson asked magistrates to approve a $3,150 study to help county officials uncover the options for use and create a strategic plan for Camp Kysoc.

  • Timber!

    The sound of chain saws will echo through General Butler State Resort Park this winter as loggers begin the selective harvesting of ash trees due to the invasion of the emerald ash borer.

    Atwood Lumber and Mats, LLC., 3306 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, was awarded the contract for the project. The company is paying the state to remove the trees, and the company will sell the wood, Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said. About $50,000 of the proceeds from the contract will go toward the purchase of new trees and the treatment of a select number of trees, he said.

  • Girls outscore Wolverines 14-7 in fourth to pull away

    The Lady Panthers basketball team started off the 2013-2014 season on the right foot, winning their season and home opener, 38-32, over Western Hills on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

    The game was neck and neck until the fourth quarter. Down 25-24, the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Wolverines 14-7 to pull away with the win.

  • Trimble man charged with murder


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    A Trimble County man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Trimble County District Court charged with the Nov. 27 murder of 24-year-old Angela Long.

    Robert Louis Baldwin III, 25, made the appearance in court via videoconference from the Carroll County Detention Center where he is being held on a $1 million bond.

  • Carroll County mother dies in trailer fire

    A Carroll County woman, originally from Texas, died in a trailer fire early Monday morning after going back inside to retrieve items for her baby.

    Wendy Mercer, 37, died inside her home at 1422 Gilgal Road. Following a Tuesday morning autopsy by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, the cause of death was determined to be smoke and thermal inhalation, Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District were dispatched at 5:16 a.m. to the structure fire.

  • Carroll County woman dies in trailer fire

    A Carroll County woman, originally from Texas, died in a trailer fire early Monday morning after going back inside to retrieve items for her baby.

    Wendy Mercer, 37, died inside her home on Gilgal Road. An autopsy will be performed Tuesday morning by the state Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said.

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