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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One man injured after motorcycle accident

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    One man was injured after a motorcycle accident Tuesday, July 22, on Kings Ridge Road in Carroll County.

    Timothy Besselman, 40, of Carroll County was traveling northbound on Kings Ridge Road when a deer allegedly ran out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to swerve and lose control of the vehicle, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. Besselman hit a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle on to the roadway. The motorcycle was recovered down over a hill, Kinman said.

  • Career funding aids with job training

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Underemployed and unemployed Carroll County residents may have the opportunity to receive up to $7,000 in funding for vocational training because of grant funds being distributed through the Kentucky Career Center.

  • Deadline to file for fall elections Aug. 12

    With less than two weeks left until the deadline to file for local non-partisan races, only five candidates have completed the paperwork to run for the 32 positions up for grabs this fall in city races and on school board and the soil and conservation district.

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said Monday she believes people just have not realized how close it has gotten to the deadline, figuring they have been busy with other summertime activities.

  • Company offers to improve campground Wi-Fi

    The 2Rivers Campground Wi-Fi can be improved by using a dual-bandwidth system to allow campers to stream movies at a premium and by creating a pass code for visitors only, according to a local IT company.

  • Bringing Shakespeare to Carrollton