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Today's News

  • Company employees donate for holidays

    The employees of Fluor-Daniels got a jump start on the Christmas spirit, digging deep into their pockets so that 48 area families could have plenty of food for Thanksgiving and 76 children would have plenty of gifts come Dec. 25.

    Amy McAlister, Rayna Partin and Sheila Chowning, employees of the contractor on site at Kentucky Utilities’ Ghent Power Station, said they and their fellow co-workers collected $16,500 for Carroll County families in need. They far exceeded their goal of $10,000.

  • With 10 returning varsity players; Mefford predicts strong season

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers are looking forward to a new season, with 10 of 12 varsity players returning and experience galore in post-season play.

    The girls team ended the 2007-08 season as North Central Kentucky Conference champions and runner up in the 31st District tournament.

    “Our main loss from last season is point-guard Amber Girdy, a member of the All 8th Region team,” Head Coach Randy Mefford in an interview last week. “She averaged 11 points per game, three assists and three steals.”

  • Trimble CARES about drug and alcohol abuse

    Substance abuse is not only a problem for the man who smokes marijuana or the woman who sells cocaine. It also affects the children who go without necessities because of a parent’s addiction and those who miss hugs goodnight when a parent is jailed on charges related to their abuse of drugs or alcohol. It leaves a lasting impression as well on the teens that continue the abuse cycle begun by their parents or grandparents.

  • Lady Panthers team, coaches host basketball clinic Dec. 7

    The coaching staff and players of the Lady Panthers will join junior Panther coaches for a girls junior Panther basketball clinic from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at Carroll County High School.

    The clinic for teams in first through fourth grades is 4 to 5:30 p.m. The clinic for teams in grades five and six is 5:30 until 7 p.m.

    The clinic will focus on the fundamental skills of the game to help the girls become better players.

  • Committee seeks funding to connect parks with trails

    Imagine seven miles of walking and hiking trails that could take you from General Butler State Resort Part to Carroll County’s Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Connecting the two parks with a new trail along the abandoned Lock Road is one of the goals of the county’s Recreational Trails Committee, led by Joan Moore, executive director of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

  • KSP investigates death of Carrollton man, 50

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Ronald Dean Tingle, 50, after he was found unconscious and unresponsive Friday, Nov. 21.

    The first call was received at Carroll County Dispatch at 10:26 p.m., according to records; and EMS personnel and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw were sent to the home of Matt Vories on  State Hwy. 36 East. A second ambulance was dispatched less than a minute later.

  • Debuting as head coach for boys team, Yager hopes to fill stands

    The new head coach of the Carroll County High School Panthers boys basketball team predicts an entertaining season, and invites the community to come watch.

    “We will play multiple offenses and multiple defenses,” said Carroll Yager, former district superintendent. Yager retired in June and was hired this summer to coach the team.

    “We will do some pressing, man-to-man half-court, and we’re going to do a variety of zones,” Yager said. It’s really going to dictate who we are playing as to how we want to best adapt to what they do.

  • County school district accepts annual financial audit

    Two minor deficiencies were found in an audit of the Carroll County School District conducted recently by Raisor Zapp and Woods of Carrollton.

    Jerilyn Zapp told the Board of Education on Thursday, Nov. 20, that the deficiences were regarding internal control due to the size of the administrative staff, which is a common problem in small school districts, and a “failure to prepare a complete set of financial statements.”

    Zapp said the most likely recommendation for solving the deficiencies would be outsourcing some of the work.

  • Coroner: Man’s death linked to drug, heart disease

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite recently released a report of his investigation into the Oct.. 7 death of Tommy W. Jones, 26, of Carrollton.

     

    In the report, Wilhoite said an autopsy performed by the State Medical Examiner’s office attributes Jones death to “oxymorphone found on the toxicologic analysis.”  

     

    Another significant contributing factor was Jones condition of hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the report stated.

     

  • League thanks volunteers

    To the editor:

    The Trimble County Youth Football League has wrapped up another fun season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the many contributions we received throughout the season.

    To the parents of our players/cheerleaders, for the dedication of your time, bringing the kids to practice and games, volunteering in the concession stand, running the chain gang and the other help you all offered throughout the season, thank you.