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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Natalie Abbott, 11th grade

     What is your favorite thing about school and why? 

    “Learning new things because I like to challenge myself.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because it just comes naturally.”

    What was the last book you read?  

    “Pretty Little Liars”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Grown Ups 2”

  • Event offers geocaching, teambuilding exercises

    Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus held its third annual “Teambuilding and Geocaching” event on Friday, Oct. 11, at General Butler State Resort Park.

    English instructor Regan Wann led 16 students in various leadership and teambuilding activities.

    Later in the day, student participated in a high tech treasure hunt, called geocaching.

    Using GPS technology, students searched for hidden containers, ranging from small plastic boxes to metal ammo cans around General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Carroll County Schools educate students on online responsibility

    Technology brings great convenience and efficiency, but it requires digital security and accountability.

    In the Carroll County School District, staff members at the Center of Tech-nology and Innov-ation work to protect district data as well as to teach students about digital citizenship.

    Students use technology now more than ever, both in school and at home. Teaching students to effectively and safely use technology is a priority.

    District network administrator Zach Dean makes it his job to help students make good online choices. 

  • Family fun at the Fall Festival
  • Lady Panthers come from behind to win, 3-2, over Shawe Thursday

    The Lady Panthers volleyball team rallied from two games down to defeat Shawe, 3-2, on senior night, Oct. 17.

    “We didn’t give up,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “That’s been something I’ve preached to them all year long. I don’t know if emotions got to them, because it’s senior night, in those first two games, but for sure people who came to the game got their money’s worth.”

  • Composting is a good option for yard and food waste

    As the fall season progresses, leaves and other yard waste can pile up.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and allows property owners to get rid of yard wastes in an effective manner.

    Fin-ished compost can be used for a variety of tasks:  improve soil structure in gardens and landscape beds, help soil hold nutrients, reduce erosion and water runoff, reduce weed problems as mulch, moderate soil temperatures, and conserve soil moisture. 

  • Extension Homemakers honored at Area Meeting

    Several Carroll County Extension Homemaker members won awards at the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Erlanger.

    The following members received first place in the following cultural arts: pen and ink drawing, Mary Ann Mitchell of Camp-bellsburg; mixed media jewelry, Jennie Smith of Milton; oil painting, Cookie Louden of Carrollton; acrylic painting, Brenda Price of Carrollton; decorative painting, Mary Ann Mitchell; and appliqued quilt, Cookie Louden.

  • Kentucky addresses domestic violence problem with action

    On a typical day across the country, our domestic violence programs help more than 64,000 victims, 1,100 of whom live right here in Kentucky.

    But lack of funds, space and personnel mean another 10,000 have to wait for the services they need, including almost 90 here in the commonwealth.

    These findings, compiled last fall by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, are based on an in-depth survey that has been conducted annually for nearly a decade. 

  • Red Ribbon Week urges youth to live a positive lifestyle

    Whether it is breast cancer, domestic violence or anti-bullying, October is a month to raise awareness and funds for causes that we are all passionate about.

    Here at Champions, we are particularly excited about raising awareness for Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated nationally every year Oct. 23-31. This is a national campaign to teach students the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

    Champions partners with other community partners to decide what dates would be best within our district. This year we chose Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 24, 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