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  • Carroll native Ray excited to be new Cartmell principal

    Entering the 17th year of her teaching career, Jonica Ray has spent the last 16 at Cartmell Elementary. And while some people may be ready to move on, she is just getting started.

    After spending the past two years as the assistant principal, Ray was recently promoted to the role of principal after her predecessor, Doug Oak, was promoted to assistant superintendent of the Carroll County School district.

  • Schools prepare for new year

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat
    and Trimble Banner Intern

    Even though students get a two-month break from being in school during the summer, maintenance crews work hard to get the schools in good shape for the upcoming year.

    Danny Black, maintenance supervisor for Trimble County Public Schools, said his three-person crew has been hard at work at all four of the district’s schools. Each of the school principals make a wish list for maintenance of changes, painting and other issues within the school that need to be fixed.

  • Kathryn Winn welcomes newcomer Monroe as principal

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Kathryn Winn Primary has a new principal after Gerda Wise left the leadership role to become the Carroll County School District’s elementary instructional supervisor.

    Donna Monroe, an Oldham County native, comes to Carroll County Schools after teaching in the classrooms at Goshen Elementary for eight years, serving as literary coach for four years and, most recently, serving as instructional coordinator for four years.

  • Share the road, learn the rules on school buses

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat
    and Trimble Banner Intern

    As the school year starts back up, the bright yellow school buses responsible for getting students to and from school also will join motorists on the highways in Carroll and Trimble counties.

    Seventeen regular buses, three Head Start buses and a special education bus are responsible for transporting Carroll County students more than 1,012 miles per day, according to Nadena Mahoney, transportation director for Carroll County Schools.

  • Lighthouse Summer Camp
  • Making life more colorful
  • Oak promoted to role of assistant superintendent

    After eight years as the principal at Cartmell Elementary, Doug Oak decided to take the next step forward in his career, accepting the position of assistant superintendent of Carroll County Schools. Bill Hogan vacated the position after being named superintendent, effective July 1. The pair previously worked together at Carroll County Middle School in 2004, with Hogan as principal and Oak as assistant principal.

  • Wise named instructional supervisor, Williams to retire

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Former Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise has stepped into the role of elementary instructional supervisor for the Carroll County School District.

    Wise graduated from Carroll County High School in 1979 and has been with Carroll County Schools since 1984, when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

  • Spreading the laughter

    Carroll County Public Library hosted a comedy improv workshop July 16, with Drama by George as a part of the summer reading program.

  • Walmart Foundation grant to help NKCAC feed children, families in Carroll County

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission received an $87,000 contribution to help families and  children have enough to eat.  
    The donation – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will work to keep the shelves stocked at a local food pantry and help families start and expand food gardens in Carroll County.