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Today's News

  • Panthers take 3rd in tourney

    The Carroll County High School Panthers burned up the hardwood at  the Gallatin Steel Invitational, winning three of four games played in the tournament hosted by Gallatin County High School during Christmas break.

    The Panthers coasted to victory over Spencer County 58-32, after besting Dayton in the opener, 61-59, in overtime.

    Carroll then met the Iroquois Raiders of Louisville and made a good showing against a very tall, quick and physical team. The Panthers lost, 47-58. The Raiders beat Meade County by 20 points, Spencer County by 37 and Dayton by 39.

  • Boyd looks back on 26-year tenure as library director

    On Friday, when the doors of the Carroll County Public Library open after the New Year holiday, it will be just like every other day, but with one major difference: director Jarrett Boyd no longer will be the captain of the ship.

    Boyd is retiring as of today, Dec. 31, after more than 26 years at the helm, during which time she steered the facility from a small library with few customers to a state-of-the-art library with computers, a staff of nine and a budget 10 times larger than when she arrived in 1982.

  • Columnist adds to the soundtrack of her life with favorites from 2008

    There is a quote by Erasmus that reads “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”

  • Industry offcials: Local economy still OK

    A dismal economy is casting a pall on the New Year in most of the United States, but the outlook doesn’t seem quite so grim locally.

    Nationally, homeowners are defaulting on loans in record numbers; banks are failing; top corporations are folding, laying off workers or filing for bankruptcy.

    Home foreclosures are happening in Carroll County, but Greg Goff, chief executive officer of First National Bank in Carrollton, says few are homes that were financed by local banks.

  • Fire damages apartment in detached garage

    An apartment in a detached garage at 745 Eagle Creek Circle, outside of Worthville, caught fire Monday afternoon, sending three fire departments in response to the call.

    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said the property is owned April Harmon. The detached garage that had been converted into an apartment and has been rented to tenants. The most recent tenant moved out at Christmastime, he said.

    The cause of the fire was undetermined by press time. Information will be posted when it becomes available.

  • Coach expresses thanks for tourney support

    Editor:

    On behalf of the Lady Panther Basketball team and Carroll County High School, I would like to say “thanks” to North American Stainless for sponsoring the Girls’ Basketball Classic played at Carroll County High School Dec. 20, 22 and 23.

    The tournament was very successful again this year. Without the financial support from NAS, a holiday tournament such as this could not be held.

    I received compliments from other coaches, school officials and fans for the hospitality shown by our Carroll County people.

  • Probation often leads to much-needed treatment for drug offenders

    The cases of the 68 people indicted and arrested in November on drug-trafficking charges are working through the court system, according to Carroll County victims advocate Leigh Ann Roberts.

    Some may be going through the courts slower than others, and despite similar charges many of those arrested in the five-county drug bust will face different consequences.

  • District to move forward with Winn, Cartmell building projects

    Despite tough economic times and talk of another funding cut by the state, plans continue to move forward for renovations and additions at Kathryn Winn and Cartmell Elementary.

    During the Dec. 18 Board of Education meeting, Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects presented a projected timeline showing the work could be completed  as early as August 2011.  

  • Lady Panthers host, win NAS tourney

    The Lady Panthers knocked off two good teams on their march toward a win over Owen County in the North American Stainless Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

    “This was a total team effort,” said Head Coach Randy Mefford. “It was a really hard-fought game, and it was tied at 39-all with three minutes to go. We shut them down, totally, winning the game 46-39. This was some pretty tough competition.”

  • Shop with a Cop assists 500 children

    Editor:

    On Dec. 18, the Carrollton Police Department and the Carroll County Detention Center conducted our eighth annual “Shop With A Cop” event. This year marked a milestone with our program in that as an eight year total we have surpassed over $100,000 expended to help more than 500 children in need.

    We would like to thank the following for their contributions to our 2008 “Shop With A Cop” event.