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Today's News

  • CCHS students must receive laptop training

    By KRISTIN BECK
    The News-Democrat
    All Carroll County High School students must attend a mandatory training session before receiving their Lenovo YOGA laptop. As of the board meeting Thursday, 150 students had signed up for the two-hour session with District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann. Students also will attend a one-hour follow up session once school resumes, Superintendent Bill Hogan said.
    The following are the available training dates remaining:
    Aug. 6 - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Aug. 7 - 9 a.m.
    Aug. 8 - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Preparing for the future
  • 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.

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales in Owen

    By MOLLY HAINES

    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.