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  • Kentucky high school shooting leaves 2 people dead, 17 injured



    When Heather Ligon arrived at her two sons’ safe place near Marshall County High School on Tuesday, her youngest son, just 14, was crawling to her on hands and knees in a panic.

    Ligon’s sons Bryan, 14, and James Dylan, 18, were inside the school when a 15-year-old student opened fire on Tuesday, killing two students and wounding 12 others. Five other teens were hurt while fleeing, police said.

  • What we know now: Marshall County High School shooting



    Benton, Ky., was shaken to its core Tuesday when a 15-year-old sophomore went on a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring more than a dozen.

    Here’s what we know now.

    Rising numbers

    While initial reports from Gov. Matt Bevin, witnesses, and Kentucky State Police were spotty, the final numbers of those injured rose overnight.

  • Forum addresses reconfiguration concerns

    Parents of students set to be fifth-graders next year raised concerns about moving them to Carroll County Middle School as part of a possible grade reconfiguration to make room for an all-day Head Start.

    More than 100 people, including parents, educators and school board members, attended the forum held Thursday, Jan. 11, at the middle school auditorium to discuss reconfiguration.

  • Sheriff’s audit repeats ‘15 weakness

    Audits for calendar year 2016 and partial year 2017 for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office have been completed by the office of State Auditor Mike Harmon.

    The 2017 audit covered the time frame from Jan. 1 2017 through April 3, 2017. This was the time former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was in office before resigning his position.

  • County applies to MASA for $99 rate for employees

    After three discussions with Medical Transport Solutions (MASA), Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to form a group and offer county employees an opportunity to purchase coverage at the employee’s cost.

  • Candidates continue to file for May primary

    Candidates continue to file for the May primary with five new filings since the first of the year. Several of the races do not have any candidates at this time. Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said the deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. “City Council has until Aug. 14 to file as they run a non-partisan race,” Marsh said. “They don’t have to run in the May primary.”

    She also noted if people have moved, they need to come to the county clerk’s office and change their address by April 23.

  • Governor declares School Choice Week

    FRANKFORT, KY – Gov. Bevin has officially proclaimed Jan. 21-27, Kentucky School Choice Week, joining dozens of governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in issuing similar proclamations.

    In Kentucky, 495 events have been independently planned to celebrate school choice and raise awareness during National School Choice Week. More than 32,000 events, including rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, and school fairs, will take place nationwide.

  • Immunization requirements change for 2018/2019 school year

    Starting in August, all Carroll County School District students must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

    Hepatitis A is a two-dose vaccination series. The doses must be separated by at least six months. For this reason, we are asking that you contact your child’s physician or health department as soon as possible to ensure compliance.

  • Hoover resigns as KY House Speaker, holds on to his House seat


    Lexington Herald Leader

    After a week of drama hanging over the Capitol, state Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned as Speaker of the Kentucky House Monday.

    “The one thing I believe I am most proud of, is I believe people know that I am honest and I’m a man of my word,” Hoover said before handing a letter to a page that said, “I hereby resign as Speaker of the House to become effective if accepted by the members of this body.”

  • State budget to be ‘brutal;’Constituents ask about state tax reform, pensions


    Landmark News Service

    State Senate President Pro Tem Jimmy Higdon told constituents in a meeting at the Old Courthouse in Bardstown Monday that this year’s legislative session would be intently focused on the budget, pensions and roads.

    But almost immediately, discussion turned to the underlying issue — how to get more revenue.