Today's News


    Area doctor dies in Madison plane crash

    Dr. H. Shirmer Riley, 81, of Madison, Ind., died Monday, April 19, when his single-engine Piper Commanche crashed shortly after takeoff about 11:30 a.m. from Madison Municipal Airport in Jefferson County, Ind.

  • 2010 Prom Court
  • Softball wins first of season

    The Lady Panthers captured their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Eminence at home Monday night. Junior Christen Newby scored the team’s first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. She hit a single, stole second base, then advanced to third on a passed ball behind the catcher. The cat

  • Champions to host child abuse awareness event Friday night

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is sponsoring an evening event Friday, April 23, to increase awareness of the issues connected with child abuse, substance abuse and preventing both in our community. The event will be held on the courthouse square from 5-7:30 p.m., and will feature free food and entertainment. Included in the enterta

  • Getting down to Earth
  • Baseball strikes early, holds on for win

    Carroll County rides its pitching and defense to win 3-1 against Henry County at home on April 13.  “It was a hard fought game,” Head Coach Jay Jones said. “Henry County is very disciplined. They’re young, but they’re a very disciplined team.” The Panthers led off with a single to right center field by junior Zach Wise and a bunt by senior

  • Family decides to battle rare disease

    Editor: Our sons, four-year-old Connor and one-year-old Dane Mefford have a rare disease called Fanconi Anemia. While the diagnosis helped to explain previous medical problems, the news was devastating. Fanconi Anemia is a rare genetic disease that impacts one in 500,000 children in the world. There is no known cure. FA affects the body&rs

  • Camp Kysoc to close, JCTC may lease property

    Easter Seals Camp Kysoc in Carrollton will cease operation effective May 29. Cardinal Hill Healthcare System, based in Lexington, made the annoucement Monday. The firm also said its lease on the property at 1902 Easterday Road (Hwy. 36) would be assumed by Jefferson Community and Technical College. For that to happen, local officials say the transfer will require approval of the K

  • JCTC leadership retreat was a huge success

    Editor: As an employee of Jefferson Community and Technical College, I recently had the opportunity to help organize a leadership retreat for the students of the Carrollton Campus. The March 26 retreat included a series of leadership and team building activities at General Butler State Resort Park and the Carrollton Campus Student Gover

  • Friends of Butler seeking to promote park, Butler legacy

    The Friends of Butler, a nonprofit organization established to sustain, foster and further the heritage of the historic Butler family who settled on the land that is now General Butler State Resort Park, is currently conducting a membership drive. “Every park has its focal point,” Friends of Butler President Majorie Bowers said.