Today's News

  • Riley leaves tourism post to work at funeral home

    After six years, Rhonda Riley has announced her decision to resign as executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism.

    Riley said she plans to stay on full time until Oct. 31, then help out two to three days a week until the end of the year to help ease the transition once her replacement is hired.

    She said she and her husband, Rob Riley, director of the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, have talked about her joining the business as an employee for about a year.

  • State names new manager at General Butler

    Kentucky State Parks has named a new manager for General Butler State Resort Park, but some residents want officials to reinstate Misty Wheeler in the job she held much of 2013.

    Dave Jordan, former manager of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, assumed the top job at General Butler park Oct. 1.

    But after the apparent removal of Wheeler as park manager last Monday, a petition began circulating in local businesses and among local residents protesting Wheeler’s dismissal as park manager and calls on Gov. Steve Beshear to put her back to work.

  • Working budget includes CCMS construction, raises

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project caused the Carroll County Schools’ 2013-2014 working budget to be a little higher than normal, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad explained Thursday, Sept. 26, to the Board of Education.

  • Courts completed
  • Celebrating our heritage
  • Turnovers topple Panthers’ hopes, lose on the road to Walton-Verona

    Four first half turnovers doomed Carroll County’s chances Friday against Walton-Verona, as the Bearcats won, 48-21.

    The Panthers fumbled the ball twice, and quarterback John Michael Adams threw two interceptions. “We had a lot of turnovers in the first half that we couldn’t overcome,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday.

  • Carroll earns district No. 1 seed with win over Henry County

    The Carroll County boys soccer team sits atop the 31st District heap heading into the district tournament. The Panthers defeated Henry County, 5-0, on the road Monday to clinch the No. 1 seed. They will take on the No. 4 seed on Monday, Oct. 14, in the tournament.

    Who they will play will be determined Thursday, Oct. 3, when Owen County takes on Henry at home. The winner will become the No. 2 seed, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will be determined by a coin flip.

  • Panthers play tough against Pioneers

    The final score is not a true indicator of what really happened Tuesday night between the Carroll County and Simon Kenton boys soccer teams. The Panthers may have lost 5-3 to the visitors from Northern Kentucky, but the home team played tough the entire night against their much bigger opponent. Not only is Simon Kenton a 6A-size school in football, many of its players are more than a head taller than the Carroll County players.

  • Girls soccer honors first four-year class, eight seniors total

    The Carroll County High School girls soccer team celebrated a momentous occasion Saturday night against Cooper High School, as eight seniors played in the final home game. Seven of the eight have been with the program since it separated from the boys team, making this the first four-year class of seniors. The seven four-year seniors are Angel Carbajal, Carley Hunter, Sierra Martinez, Alex Skirvin, Nicki States, Kaylin Wallace and Aleshia Winburn. Fellow senior Kayla Anderson is a two-year player.

  • Defending our home court: Volleyball beats Owen, Gallatin

    Carroll County High School volleyball knocked off two district opponents back to back at home last week to improve their record to 5-3 in the district, 9-11 overall.

    The Lady Panthers defeated Owen County, 3-0, Wednesday and Gallatin County, 3-1, Thursday. 

    Carroll County dominated Owen County in games one and two, winning by wide margins, 25-17 and 25-9.
    After falling behind at the start 4-0, the Lady Panthers tied the game at 7 on a kill by Stevie Ogburn and never looked back. The girls served 79 percent and had an 88 percent serve-receive.