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Today's News

  • League needs volunteers

    Hopefully, the recent weather has not dampened everyone’s spirit for the year to come. With each new year comes changes in many things, including youth leagues. New ideas and possibilities to make the leagues stronger and more productive for the youngsters are always top priority. With this said, the Trimble County Youth Baseball League, like the softball league, is pleading for more members to join the board and help improve our league.

  • JCTC adult ed offering skills workshop

    The Carroll County Adult Education program at Jefferson Community and Technical College, 324 Main St., Carrollton, is hosting a Job Skills 101 Workshop.

    The class meets from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 10 through March 5.

    The course is free, but is limited to 10 participants. To register, call (502) 732-7102.

    Topics to be discussed include resume building and writing cover letters; online job searching; application processing; interviewing skills; and a pre-employment assessment brushup.

  • Board OKs amended school district calendar

    The last day of school in the Carroll County School District has been rescheduled to June 1, barring any late-winter snowstorms or other emergencies that could cause cancellation of school during the remainder of the year.

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted on the amended district calendar during it's regular meeting last night (Thursday, Feb. 12).

    Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, "at this point," Superintendent Lisa James said following the meeting. She warned that this date could change again, if more school days are missed.

  • Couch addresses 3CDC annual meeting

    Jack Couch, a former Trimble County Judge Executive, was the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 20, at  Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s annual shareholders meeting.

    “My job is to speak and your job is to listen, and I hope you don’t finish first,” Couch said, quoting 1950s presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson from a campaign speech.

    Couch commended the shareholders for the good decisions they have made as they have tried to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life in Carroll County.

  • Girls lose to South Oldham, 37-42

    The Lady Panthers traveled down Interstate 71 to South Oldham High School on Monday, Feb. 2, and lost a hard-fought game against the Lady Demons , 37-42.

    The Lady Panthers got off to a slow start, finishing the first period at 7-12, but were able to come back in the second period.

    They went to the locker room down by only two points at the half.

    The third quarter was a rough one for the Lady Panthers, who scored only nine to South Oldham’s 14 points.

  • Panthers break slump with KCD win

    A win on the road was exactly what the Panther varsity basketball team needed to get out of its slump, and is what they got at Kentucky Country Day School last week.

    The Carroll County High School boys team pulled off a thriller against KCD Jan. 26, finding themselves down by 10 points and went on a scoring frenzy with just a few minutes left in the game.

    In the end, the Panthers won by three points, 56-53, Head Coach Carroll Yager said.

  • Chili supper fund-raiser kicks off CCHS basketball homecoming

    The public is invited to the annual chili supper and silent auction from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Carroll County High School cafeteria.

    The meal is $5 and includes a bowl of chili, a sandwich, a homemade dessert and a beverage. All proceeds from the chili supper will benefit the Panther basketball program.

    Following supper, the Lady Panthers will hit the court at 6 p.m. against the Williamstown Lady Demons for the first game of a CCHS homecoming double-header.

  • Mail carriers did their best during ice storm

    Editor:

    First I would like to thank everyone who cleaned their steps, porches and in front of their mail boxes during the recent snow and ice; it was a tremendous help.

    Further, I would like to thank the employees who came to work every day – some of whom did not have electricity for several days at home, and yet made every effort to get the mail delivered.

  • Walk for Awareness to raise funds to battle congenital heart defects

    Area residents can put on their walking shoes Saturday, Feb. 7, to help raise money for children with congenital heart defects.

    The Walk for Awareness begins at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 213 Main St., Owenton, and will feature shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts, inflatables for children, a silent auction and a book fair, along with entertainment.

    Proceeds will benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital’s Cardiology Division and God’s Special Little Hearts, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Owen County Extension Homemakers.

  • Curtain to rise on student production of ‘Grease’

    The Pink Ladies and T-Birds of Rydell High will be be-bopping onstage in a musical production of “Grease” this weekend at Carroll County Middle School.

    Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, in the Sam Simpson Auditorium at CCMS. Tickts are $5, and are only being sold at the door.