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Today's News

  • Grateful to doctor, ER for diagnosis, care

    Editor:

    This is a letter that I have written before, but lost when we lost our electric. It is long overdue.

    I was not a person who went to doctors. I did see Dr. Hussein two years ago. He fixed what was wrong and I didn’t go back. I see him on a regular schedule now.

  • Grandparents vent frustration over handling of freshman team

    Editor:

    This letter is to address the situation that arose over the past few weeks concerning the Carroll County High School freshman basketball team.

    This class, though maybe not as talented as others, was a very hard-working and dedicated group of young men. Their season was not stellar, but, unlike their coach, they did not give up – no matter the score or circumstances.

  • Senior Nights less than stellar for CCHS teams

    Senior Night marks the end of regular season play and sometimes the end of a career. So participants always expect a win, but neither of Carroll County High School’s varsity basketball teams got that wish last week.

    The Walton-Verona Bearcats and Lady Bearcats made sure of that.

    The Panthers on Thursday, Feb. 19, led most of the first half of their Senior Night game. Chris Hendrick scored first for the Panthers, adding bucket after bucket as he and Bearcat Jordan Ponzer contributed 26 points each for their teams.

  • Blue Lightning strikes at home

    The Villa Madonna Blue Lightning came into town Tuesday, Feb. 17, and handed the Lady Panthers a second loss on their home court.

    The 46-27 final score left little doubt that the Blue Lightning had the upper hand in the contest, as they chalked up their 19th win for the season.

    Though the Lady Panthers clinched the North Central Kentucky Conference title Feb. 14, the girls team played flat against Villa Madonna. Their usual smothering defense was a no-show; their shooting was markedly off.

  • KET volunteer promotes upcoming TeleFund ‘09

    Editor:

    I have been a volunteer at KET, Kentucky’s statewide public television system, for three years. I volunteer my time there because for years my family and I have enjoyed the diverse, wonderful programming and services KET provides, and I want to take part in passing those things on to others in my community.

  • Devine named NCKC player of week

    Lady Panther Hannah Devine recently was named North Central Kentucky Conference player of the week.

    The Carroll County High School freshman scored 40 points and grabbed 16 rebounds during varsity games with Oldham County and Williamstown that week, Head Coach Randy Mefford said.

    Devine also won the award as an eighth-grader.  She has been on the varsity squad since seventh grade, and teams in the eighth region are well aware of her skills.

    Mefford says Devine sits the bench during freshman games and encourages them, gets them water and is their cheerleader.

  • Murder/suicide suspected in Gallatin deaths

    An apparent murder/suicide Friday is under investigation in Gallatin County.

    Officials say Ralph Michael Utley, 37, and his toddler son were found shot to death in Utley’s Campbell Road home when deputies responded to a domestic violence call at 9:33 p.m. Campbell Road is located in the portion of Ghent just over the Carroll County line with Gallatin.

    The Gallatin County Coroner Jack Hughes pronounced both the father and his 2½-year-old son dead an hour later.

  • Carroll County Library calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 30: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5:30; English as a Second Language, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 31: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 1: Anime Club, 1-3 p.m., ages 12 and older

    Tuesday, Nov. 4: Toddler time, 11 a.m.; GED, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL, stories and crafts, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 6: Story hour, 1:30 p.m.; Cookbook Cookoff and Tasting Bee, 6-8 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 7: Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.

  • Stricter oversight needed for insurance providers

    Editor:

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like when it happens, but I understand that it can happen.

    Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

    Christian Academy of Carrollton had a lot to celebrate Friday, Feb. 20, amidst friends, family, students, teachers and government officials.

    In the morning, the independent Christian school, located on Easterday Road (State Hwy. 36),  celebrated the completion of its new gymnasium – complete with a beautifully painted crumb-rubber floor. In the afternoon, the school celebrated its 20th anniversary with current students and alumni.