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Today's News

  • School district looks for today’s, tomorrow’s superheroes

    At the opening day ceremony for Carroll County Schools on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., encouraged all staff members to exceed ordinary expectations. 

    “When ordinary people do extraordinary things for students, those people become more than heroes; they become superheroes,” James said, addressing the 300-plus staff members. “How super are you?”

    On students’ first day, Aug. 7, Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise said that the superheroes were already on the move.

  • Young vs. ‘Old’

     

    The Carroll County High School girls and boys soccer team held their alumni game Saturday, Aug. 3.

  • Tell Congress to rein in NSA

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    The disclosures began exactly two months ago. Whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s excesses: warrantless collection of American phone calls, collusion with major Internet companies for online data and extensive cyberwarfare and hacking operations. But while Snowden recently received temporary asylum in Russia, ordinary Americans have little respite.

  • Sequestration will take toll on funding for Kentucky programs

    We may be a little more than halfway through 2013, but in Washington and state governments across the country, the focus is increasingly on federal actions taken in 2011.

    The issue can be summed up in one word: sequestration.

  • Truancy is a serious issue that demands parents’ attention

    It is no big secret that truancy is an issue across our county, our state and our nation. The importance of sending your child to school, and on time, cannot be overemphasized. At the beginning of the school year is the best time to address this issue before it becomes an issue for your family.

    Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about truancy:

    What does it mean to be “truant”?

  • Carroll County District Court | Aug. 14, 2013

    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.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.7-8, 2013, in the Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Readers On Vacation | Aug. 14, 2013
  • Rep. Massie coming to Carrollton Aug. 22

    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, will host his sixth town hall meeting in Carrollton at 6 p.m. Aug. 22.

    The town hall will be held at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Massie’s office stated in a news release that the town halls are part of his tour across Kentucky’s 4th District in an effort to meet every constituent and listen to their concerns. 

    Rep. Massie remains committed to open, accessible, and responsive service, and encourages all constituents to join him at the town halls, the news release stated.

  • Volleyball sets high goals for new season

    Expectations are high for the Lady Panthers volleyball team after winning their first-ever 31st District championship last season. But the girls are determined and more than ready for the challenge and to surpass it, aiming for an 8th Region championship, first-year head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Pets pose for portraits

     

    The Carroll County Public Library and Kristin Sherrard Photography hosted a Pet Portrait session Saturday in the library community garden. Ten dogs and one cat, along with their owners, attended the photo shoot. The pictures will be on display at the library during the month of September.