Today's News

  • Every teacher at Kathryn Winn is a ‘STEM’ teacher

    At Kathryn Winn Primary School, every teacher is a STEM teacher. Principal Gerda Wise said that her teachers are trying a new approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which is referred to as STEM.  Every teacher has developed an engaging lesson on a particular concept in the STEM curriculum, and on certain “STEM Days” students will rotate through several teachers’ classrooms to participate in a variety of lessons in their grade.

  • Poker run raises $7,700 for community Christmas

    The 2012 “Christmas in August” poker run raised $7,700, with 295 people who participated on 200 motorcycles, and a total of 306 poker hands played. In its three years, this event has raised more than $16,000 for the Carroll County Ministerial Association to use for its community Christmas project benefiting local children and led by Leigh Ann Roberts. Christmas in August Poker run is an annual event held on the third weekend in August.

  • Board of Education News | Sept. 5, 2012

    Tests show Summer ChAMP program helps students retain, move ahead

    Preliminary testing shows children who participated in the Summer ChAMP program at Cartmell Elementary School either maintained their knowledge from the past year or moved ahead of where they were in the spring.

    The program targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade, focusing on math and reading.

    The 34 students were tested before and after the camp, as were a control group of 34 other children who did not participate in the camp.

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  • Carroll County Senior Center - Sept. 5, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, Sept. 5: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 6: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Sept. 7: Commodity pick-up, 8 a.m.; Euchre/ Rook, 10  a.m.

    Monday, Sept. 10: Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.; ice cream cookies, noon.

    Tuesday, Sept. 11: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.; aging in place, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Sept. 5, 2012

    Children’s programming will begin the second week of September.


    Wednesday, Sept. 5:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support SNIP sign-up, 10 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; First Friday event: Hot Wheel drags, 6 p.m.

  • Readers on vacation - Sept. 5, 2012
  • Good to be green: Doyle to rejuvenate Carroll 4-H program

    After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • State public retirees to meet at Butler

    The Northern Kentucky Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge in Carrollton. The meeting will be held in the Burley Room in the dining room on the lower level.

    The lunch and welcome begins at 11:30 a.m. by Cathy Kunkel-Mains, chapter president. All those attending will order from the buffet and will be billed separately. Advance notice is required for anyone requiring a special menu option.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Sept. 5, 2012

    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.