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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wise named instructional supervisor, Williams to retire

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Former Kathryn Winn Primary Principal Gerda Wise has stepped into the role of elementary instructional supervisor for the Carroll County School District.

    Wise graduated from Carroll County High School in 1979 and has been with Carroll County Schools since 1984, when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

  • 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.