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Today's News

  • Homecoming bittersweet for Panther teams

    The Lady Panthers could have been mistaken for the Pink Ladies of the musical “Grease,” donning pink jackets and headbands to promote breast cancer awareness during warm-ups prior to Saturday’s game against the Lady Demons of Williamstown.

    In addition to being Homecoming, the game was part of Coaches vs. Cancer, and $1 from every ticket sold went to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event raised a total of $1,025 for ACS.

    The girls varsity team wasn’t so charitable to the visiting Demons, though.

  • Fiscal Court OKs lone bid to repair Wheeler roof

    Carroll County Fiscal Court accepted a bid Feb. 10 of $46,490 to repair the roof on the county’s William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice on Clay Street.

    The contract went to Tri-State Roofing of Lexington, Ky., the sole bidder.

    Garland Van Hook of the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts, who attended the meeting with county Circuit Clerk Laman Stark, told the court he  was surprised that only one company bid on the project. He said he had expected at least three bids.  

  • Designed to Please

    If license plates on the cars parked near Brown Memorial Gymnasium were an accurate indication, Kentucky and Indiana residents had nearly equal representation at a meeting last Thursday night to discuss potential construction of a new Milton-Madison Bridge.

    The Feb. 12 meeting was intended to give the general public an opportunity to speak with transportation officials, project engineers, designers and others working to develop a plan for replacing or rehabilitating the structure connecting Milton, Ky. with Madison, Ind.

  • Homeless count to proceed Feb. 19

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is conducting a count of homess families and individuals in five rural Kentucky counties tomorrow, Feb. 19.

    The counties involved are Carrol, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton. The count originally was planned for Jan. 29, but was rescheduled because of weather.

  • Panthers take down Raiders with 49-46 win

    After a crushing defeat Saturday at Homecoming, the Panthers traveled to Trimble County High School on Monday, Feb. 16, and earned redemption.

    The team met Head Coach Carroll Yager’s challenge to step up and complete for the full 32 minutes of the ballgame against the Raiders.

    “This was a good overall win for us, and everybody that played contributed,” Yager said after the game.

    The Panthers held Raider top-scorer Aaron Law to only eight points, and two scoreless periods.

  • McGlennen to retire as WVFD chief

    Pat McGlennen has announced he will retire as chief of the Worthville Volunteer Fire Department at the end of March.

    McGlennen, a crane operator with Flour-Daniels, said he is resigning because he is soon being transferred to Harrodsburg for six years.

    “I cannot in good faith continue to keep up with the fire department,” he said, adding he has served the department for 10 years. For 30 months, I’ve worked six or seven days a week and I’m tired.”

  • Winning was not the only option for the Lady Raiders

    Everyone was a winner Friday night as the Owen County Lady Rebels came to town to battle the Lady Raiders in a Coaches VS Cancer charity event.

  • Businesses accepting donations to group

    Editor:

    I would like to tell the community about a local organization called God’s Special Little Hearts. This group was formed in 2006 to help families with children battling a congenital heart defect or disease.

    The organization was founded by three heart moms who want to help others going through what their families went through as their children were diagnosed, hospitalized and underwent open-heart surgery. We have since recruited three other heart families to be a part of our organization.

  • Legislature hopes ‘sin’ taxes will aid budget

    The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate came together last week in cooperation rarely seen in preceding years to pass monumental legislation taxing two of Kentucky’s signature products.

    House Bill 144 allows taxes on a pack of cigarettes to be increased April 1 by 31 cents and alcohol will lose its exemption that kept the state from collecting sales tax at the retail level. Other tobacco products such as snuff, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco had their tax rates doubled.

  • Hospital ER staff crucial in saving toddler’s life

    Editor:

    I am a proud citizen of a small community. Sometimes we take for granted the benefits of living next to family and lifelong friends. There are also times we overlook great services in our small community.

    At 5 a.m. Jan. 26, my family was faced with a true emergency. My 2-year old son, Seth, woke from his sleep and was gasping for each breath. We had to make some very quick decisions and time was our enemy. Snow had just covered the roads, and I had to drive very carefully with my son struggling to breathe in the back seat.