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Today's News

  • Ladies drop close game to Spencer

    Spencer County’s inside post play and ability to get to the free throw line earned them the W in a tight game against the Carroll County Lady Panthers Tuesday, Jan. 24.

    Lady Bears’ sophomore MacKenzie Myers scored 17 points and hit 9-14 free throws. The Lady Panthers guard/forward-hybrids did their best to battle with her on the inside, but Myers was just too strong to handle.

  • Soccer realignment official, will go into effect next season

    Beginning with the 2012 season, regional alignments for boys’ and girls’ soccer will resemble those of the other sanctioned team sports in a measure approved at the meeting of the KHSAA Board of Control Jan. 25.

    For Carroll County, this means a more level playing field for district play.

    Carroll is now a part of the new Region 8 District 31 with Gallatin County, Henry County and Owen County. Previously, the Panthers were in District 16 with Martha Layne Collins, North Oldham, Oldham County, Shelby County, South Oldham and Spencer County.

  • School menu: Feb. 1, 2012

    Assorted milk flavors are offered daily, menu is subject to change due to availability of food:

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 1: Homemade chili, grilled cheese, mixed vegetables with dip, oranges, banana pudding and milk; breakfast, chicken on a biscuit.

    Thursday, Feb. 2: Hamburger, bun, French fries, lettuce, pickle, baked beans, fresh fruit, chocolate chip cookie and milk; breakfast, breakfast pizza.

    Friday, Feb. 3: Shrimp poppers, mac and cheese, coleslaw, broccoli, peaches and milk; breakfast, donuts with icing.

  • JCTC offers free GED, college foundation classes

    Jefferson Community Technical College Adult Education Program is now offer Free GED classes. Registration is Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. or by appointment. Daytime classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays 9-10 a.m., Reading;10-11 a.m., Language; and 11 to noon Math. Evening classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., Open Tutoring Lab; and 6-8 p.m. Language Arts/Reading, Math.

    Free summer college foundation classes will be offered beginning June 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    For more information contact JCTC, (502) 732-7102.

  • Student news: Feb. 1, 2012

    Three earn honors from EKU dean, president

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that three students from Carroll County earned President’s List and Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2011 semester.

    The list includes, Jillian Leigh Butcher, a sophomore, from Carrollton, majoring in pre-nursing; Neil Michael Gruber, a senior, from Carrollton, majoring in Biology Pre-Veterinary Science; and Cassaundra Louise Ogden, a senior, from Sanders, majoring in Elementary Education Teaching.

  • Student of the week: Mable Pyles

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Recess.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Hodge and her puppet friend Popageno.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “Dora the Explorer.”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Milo and Ottis.”
    What do you like to do for fun? 
    “Play games.”

  • Winn students become math wizards with ‘Math Facts in a Flash’

    Outside the cafeteria at Kathryn Winn Primary School, a couple of first grade students gather around a poster of a pointed wizard’s cap hanging on the wall. The large cut-out cap has about 15 small cardboard wizard caps stuck to it with Velcro, each with a different student’s first name written on it. Thirty-one wizard caps line both sides of the hall, each one representing a higher level of mathematical wizardry.

  • New Kentucky student assessment test: Prepare to be confused

    By JIM WARREN

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    More than 500,000 Kentucky public school students will take the state’s new K-Prep test for the first time this spring, and educators are concerned that the results could leave many families confused and concerned.

    The new test was mandated under Senate Bill 1, the 2009 reform package that the General Assembly passed to strengthen Kentucky’s public education system.

  • Former CCDC prisoner to serve time after recent illegal alien conviction

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jointly announced today that an illegal alien, previously convicted of an aggravated felony, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 17 to 71 months in prison for illegally entering the U.S. a second time.

    Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Meija 29, was discovered as an illegal alien after he was serving time in the Carroll County Detention Center in July of 2011.

    Gonzalez-Meija’s previous conviction of rape in Henry County, Ky. in 2006 enhanced the federal prison sentence he received Tuesday.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 1, 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.

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