Today's News

  • Soccer Panthers take second win

    Winning could become addictive as the Carroll County Panther soccer team put its second win in the books Tuesday, September 15 over the Gallatin County Wildcats.

    The Wildcats might have been hoping for a Panther letdown following the Panther win over the Burgin Bulldogs last week.  The Panthers however relished the victory, liked how it felt and wanted more of the same.  

  • Taxes keep people from ‘owning’ their property


    I want to commend Kelley Crutcher for having the courage to speak out about property taxes.  

    I hate property taxes more than any other tax because you do not really own your home/land as long as you have to make a yearly payment to the government just to keep it.

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  • Homecoming week culminates in fifth win for Panthers

    Homecoming Friday night began with smoke and fireworks, but the 5-0 start by the Carroll County Panthers football team is anything but smoke and mirrors.

    The Panthers took the field amidst a spray of smoke and fireworks with junior Sarah Beach singing the national anthem. The stands were rocking with a huge crowd to see the Panthers defeat the Walton Verona Bearcats 32-13.

  • Carroll volleyball captures 8th region all-A tournament

    The Lady Panther volleyball team has been waiting to hang a banner in the Panther gym and this year they accomplished that goal.

    The 8th region all A tournament was played with the home court advantage and the Lady Panthers took every advantage they could get.  

  • Break-ins reported at four city businesses

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating a series of break-ins that occurred during the weekend at area businesses.

    Most of the break-ins were discovered as business owners arrived to open for business on Monday morning, according to Assistant Chief Steve Abbott, who with Patrolman Tim Gividen, responded to the dispatches.

    The first call came in at 6:15 a.m., from NAPA Auto Parts at 618 Highland Avenue, Abbott said. A back door to the business had been forced open. It was discovered that about $300 had been taken from the cash register.

  • Safe Night event served 160 at CCMS


  • Fundraiser a success for Shop-With-A-Cop


    On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Carrollton Police Department-in conjunction with the Carroll County Regional Detention Center-held our fourth annual Shop-With-A-Cop Trail Ride. It proved to be a very successful venture for our yearly Shop-With-A-Cop event. We had a total of 76 riders and $1,412. was raised to help fund this program.

    We are now in our ninth year of Shop-With-A-Cop and have helped almost 600 children and spent more than $100,000 to provide Christmas to children in our county who otherwise might not receive anything during the holiday season.

  • Ghent river cleanup greeted with large turnout Saturday

    More than 75 people hit the riverbanks in Ghent Saturday morning to remove litter and debris in the city’s first River Sweep.

    Organizer Ron Walker said the volunteers filled two trailers with the bags and items they collected and there was more placed in piles at the new boat ramp to be hauled off at a later date.

    “This is awesome. This is more than what I expected,” Walker said. “This is just an utter and complete success.”

    He said the group used 200 garbage bags and then used more that some of the volunteers had brought with them.

  • Panther runners host six teams in cross country meet

    Carroll County hosted six other teams at their one and only home meet of the season Tuesday, September 15 on their home course at General Butler State Park.

    Cross Country is an interesting and almost cruel sport and when participants cross the finish line they are often completely spent and sometimes sick or in tears. It is both a team and an individual sport and is one of the most grueling to participate in.