Local News

  • JCTC to expand Early College program; new faculty added


    The News-Democrat

    This fall, Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, will see the expansion of their Early College Program to include three new counties and a total of nearly 100 high school students. 

    The Early College program was established in 2013-2014 and included Carroll and Oldham County students. This year, the program will pick up students from Henry, Gallatin and Owen counties.

  • Girls Day Out project earns national innovation award

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District, based in Florence, received a 2014 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for the Girl’s Day Out, Women Building a Better World project.    

  • Three arrested for meth lab

    Kentucky State Police arrested three men July 23, in connection with an alleged meth lab at a Mound Hill home.

    KSP arrested Aaron Breeden, 18, of Milton; Zachary Fox, 19, of Worthville; and Jecoda Robertson, 18, of Worthville, when they went to the Carroll County home after receiving information that a meth lab was located at residence at 1736 Mound Hill Road.

  • Help needed for Operation Prom Dress

    The News-Democrat
    For five years, Operation Prom Dress has helped outfit more than 200 girls for their high school proms, winter formals or other big events, providing dresses, shoes, makeup and jewelry – all for free. Now, the local organization needs help from the community to keep it going.

  • 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


    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


    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


    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.

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