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  • 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.

  • Bluegrass in the Bluegrass
  • Ohio Valley Charities donates $25,000 to new JCTC-Carrollton campus

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    More donations were announced toward the Jefferson Community and Technical College BuildSmart project at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, July 22.
    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced that Ohio Valley Charities donated $25,000 and state Sen. Ernie Harris (R-Crestwood) donated $500.
    “There are a number of foundations we’re working on applying for,” Tomlinson said.

  • Children take the stage at Kentucky Shakespeare camp

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern
    A small group of students, with the help of Kentucky Shakespeare company, will perform part of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as a play within a play at 3 p.m. Friday at the Carroll County Public Library.
    Tony Milder and Megan Massie have been with the company for a year and are working with the children to understand things in theater such as stage directions, archetypes, roles, props and much more as they do the Pyramus and Thisbe play within the play.