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Today's News

  • CCHS Band of Gold takes 12th in state Class AA competition

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold finished marching band season on a high note at the state semifinals Saturday, Nov. 1.

    The band came in 12th out of 16 bands in Class AA at the Kentucky Music Educators Association competition, hosted by Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Ky.

    The band topped the goal of 70 points, set by band director Scott Brawner, earning 72.5 points for the day.

  • Searcy conservation efforts earn district’s ‘J.B Award’

    Acting responsibly with the earth’s resources was the focus of a dinner held Thursday by the Carroll County Conservation District.

    The event was the group’s  annual cooperator’s meeting, with guest speaker Ray Adams, a familiar voice from WHAS Radio with the farm reports with Barney Arnold.

    Adams, who also works on the state conservation board,  treated the audience to several stories about life in general, but conservation in particular.

  • Unexpected emotion ended victorious Senior Night for Panther football

    Lifetime memories were cemented Friday night for four cheerleaders, 10 band members and 14 football players – all seniors, participating in the last game of the season at Carroll County High School’s Panther Field.

    Some of these students have lived their entire lives in Carroll County; some moved here with their families.

    Their parents have supported them as students, athletes and performers, and all shed tears after the game against with Kentucky Country Day. A game that turned out to be a victory for the Panthers, by the way.

  • Are you ready for some basketball?

    The Trimble County High School girls basketball team is gearing up for the 2008-09 season.

    The Lady Raiders are practicing hard, looking to improve significantly over last season when the team tallied a lackluster 8-16 record.

    Although the 2007-08 record does not seem like much to brag about, the team did have some significant, if limited, successes.

  • KSP investigates fatal Milton shooting

    MILTON, Ky. – No arrests, so far, have been made in the fatal shooting Monday on Fishers Ridge Road in Milton.

    Kentucky State Police said they questioned a man at the residence about the incident, but the man was not arrested.

    Dead is Natalie Tilley, 44, who died from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. KSP said Indiana emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from the residence just before 4 a.m. Nov. 3. The caller reported that a woman had been shot.

  • More victims possible in Milton couple’s scam

    Kentucky State Police are investigating claims that additional men may have fallen victim to a “companionship” scam allegedly committed by a Milton couple.

    Angela M. True, 32, and her husband, George Michael True, 33, were arrested in September and charged with felony theft after a Shepherdsville, Ky., man claimed the pair scammed him out of more than $200,000.

    The victim told police he met Angela True in early 2008. Eventually, he said, True propsed marriage to him, at which time he divorced his wife to be with her.

  • Proclamation: Nov. 2-8 Disabilities Week in Commonwealth

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The entire student body of Cartmell Elementary School on Monday witnessed a bit of Kentucky history on the Capitol steps in Frankfort.

    Steve Nunn, deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, read a proclamation signed in October by Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming Nov. 2-8 to be Individuals with Disabilities Week in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Project highlights need for planning, zoning in Carroll Co.

    The liquid asphalt storage facility on the drawing board for development just south of Prestonville could very well be the “poster child” for why we need planning and zoning in Carroll County.

    Yes, we said that nasty word: Zoning. We know – there are those property owners who don’t want anyone saying what they can or can’t do with their property, what they can build on it, or where and how to build it.

  • Panther defense wins Senior Night game against KCD

    The Panthers had two emotional reasons for wanting a win Friday, Oct. 31: First, this was the final  home football game of the year; second, it was senior night.

    The team didn’t let anyone down.

    In the stat book, Kentucky Country Day came to Panther Field looking better  than the Panthers in many areas – except one, the win/loss column. KCD left the field with another loss.

  • District automated call system passed Oct. 17 test

    The new automated calling system for the Carroll County School District passed it’s trial run Oct. 17, according to Superintendent Lisa James, except for “a few glitches with work numbers.”

    The system dialed numbers from the district’s database of student home phone numbers; recipients received a message informing them that the call was a test.

    The system will be used to warn parents, guardians and students of emergency conditions and unscheduled school closings caused by inclement weather or other situations, James said.