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Today's News

  • Smith says January accident hurt primary campaign, leading to write-in run decision

    Incumbent Sheriff Ben Smith says his decision to run for re-election as a write-in candidate stems from his inability to effectively campaign prior to the May primary. Smith was injured in a traffic accident on Jan. 12 while responding to a domestic violence call. The sheriff spent nearly a month in a Louisville hospital and several weeks recuperating at home. “I couldn’t campaign,&

  • New face joins the local police force

    Carrollton Police Department has expanded its ranks by one, as a new officer started this week.  Trimble County native Tim Mitchell began work on Monday and will attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy at Eastern Kentucky University on Oct. 25. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, since I was a little kid,” Mitchell said. “I just wante

  • Justice system often doesn’t deliver

    Editor: I read the letter last week in the paper of the case of A.A. Martin and Donnie Ketterer. I don’t know all about the case but, what I know it’s a tragedy for all. Members of my family have had the misfortune of dealing with the justice system in Carroll County and I’m sorry to say it’s anything but justice for all. Barbara Shepherd Carrollton  

  • Soccer ties Owen on Senior Night

    A lot was on the line Tuesday night as the Carroll County Panthers’ soccer team (10-6-4) took the field against the visiting Owen County Rebels. A win would put the Panthers’ in a three-way tie for co-champion of the conference with Walton-Verona and Gallatin County. It was also senior night for the team’s eight seniors: EB Martinez, Juan Badillo, Marvn Davilla, Josh Pence, Hug

  • McMurry eyes business, riverfront, senior efforts

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Gene McMurry’s vision for Carrollton if elected mayor includes completing the riverfront development, bringing new businesses into the area and providing additional transportation for area senior citizens to engage in social activities. McMurry said he also wants to look into the city ordinances and eliminate those that are no longer relevant and ensu

  • Case raises questions of justice for all

    Editor: It may be of some concern to the people of this county, when there is an injustice being done. I am an outsider to this town, but just the same I can feel what is right and what is wrong. I am referring to the case of A.A. Martin and Donnie Ketterer. This is all in the same on each side a tragedy. An untimely death of such a young man. However, how do you explain the fact that there

  • Panthers compete in NCKC meet at Bedford

    The cross country varsity Panthers were in action at Trimble County Park in Bedford for the NCKC Championship Meet going up against all the conference schools (Walton-Verona, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Gallatin, and Williamstown) on Oct. 12. The Lady Panthers took fourth place in the conference with runners Kirsten Arvin, Andie Hardesty, Brittany Arvin, Kelsey Ogden, Haley Dermon and MaryEsther Fre

  • Louden seeks to build on initiatives he started

    Carrollton Mayor Dwight Louden hopes to continue his plans for revitalizing the downtown area with an improved riverfront and new businesses as well as working towards cleaning up the city if elected to another four years in office. One of Louden’s biggest initiatives as mayor has been the riverfront project. Currently, the city is acquiring additional property along the Ohio River and c

  • Panthers edge Owen County 10-9 for Homecoming win

     “It was one of the best ballgames I’ve ever had the priviledge of being a part of!” That was Head Coach Mike Weedman’s assessment after his Carroll County Panthers pulled out a thrilling 10-9 win over Owen County, Friday to bring a positive end to the annual Football Homecoming festivities at Panther Field. Leading 10-7, the Panther defense made two monumental, go

  • Lady Panthers ousted from 31st Dist. tourney

    The 2010 volleyball season came to an end for the Carroll County Lady Panthers on Monday. Carroll was eliminated in the opening round of 31st District Tournament action at Oldham County. The Lady Panthers played hard against border rival Trimble County, winning 25-16 before dropping two straight, 23-25 and 15-25, to the Lady Raiders. It was the fifth meeting between the two teams this season wi