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


    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


    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


    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.

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales in Owen


    Landmark News Service

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court. Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Communication is an important part of 4-H youth development

    If you ask many 4-H alumni to name one of the most valuable life skills they learned during their 4-H careers, many would list the confidence gained through participating in communications projects. 4-H youth development strives to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful adults. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Meetings rescheduled in Grant, Owen on proposal to lift boat motor restrictions

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
    Elmer Davis Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Monday, July 28, Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton.
    Corinth Lake, 7 p.m. (Eastern), Tuesday, Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road, Corinth.

  • A decade later, child well-being up slightly

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates ranks Kentucky 35th in the nation for overall child well-being.
    Using data from 2005 to 2012, researchers examined four main domains: economic well-being, family and well-being, health and education. They looked at recent trends to determine how children fared prior to the economic crisis compared to how they are doing now, according to a news release.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 24, 2014

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.