Today's News

  • School lunch prices increase for 2012-13

    The Carroll County School Nutrition Department has announced changes in the lunch prices for the new school year.

    The increase was approved by the school board in connection with the federally mandated increase for paid lunches.

    At Kathryn Winn and Cartmell, the lunch price for students will be $1.80; at the middle school and high school, the lunch price will be $2 for students.

    The student breakfast price will remain the same as last year – $1.15 – at all schools.

    Extra milk is also the same as last year, 50 cents.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Aug. 8, 2012

    Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August.  Sign your child up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Ask at the desk for details!

    Wednesday, Aug 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • James, board review school district’s goals for 2012-13

    Meeting the state’s College and Career Readiness expectations and requirements remains the focus at Carroll County’s schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James outlined all of her goals for the district to the Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 2.

    “We are working hard to infuse critical thinking in the classroom,” she said. “This is a pivotal point in education; [teaching is] no longer [done] the way we were taught.”

  • History comes to life

    Kentucky Chautauqua came to General Butler State Park on Aug. 2. Chautuaqua is designed to “tell Kentucky’s story” through dramatic performances and authentic costume.

  • Getting everybody ready for school
  • Board won’t raise tax over compensatory rate

    The Carroll County Board of Education last week agreed to seek the compensatory tax rate for fiscal year 2013 rather than take the 4 percent increase allowed by the state.

    The tax rate will be on the agenda for the next regular meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 23, when the board will formally vote on it. The board meets in the media room at Carroll County Middle School.

  • Local organizations receive funds from Ohio Valley United Charities

    Over 26,000 people served by 29 charities in Carroll, Owen, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties will benefit from $100,000 in awards announced this week by the Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc. Area non profit charities were given the opportunity to apply for grants for projects or programs planned for 2013.

  • Fostering becomes labor of love


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  • Commission fixes error, picks clerk candidate

    Ghent City Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn will be responsible as the second person signing the city’s checks. 

    During a special meeting Monday night, Mayor William Mumphrey told the commissioners that two weeks ago he had asked Lewellyn to add his name to the signature card at the bank so that the city could pay bills that were due.

    “I made a mistake,” Mumphrey said. “The mistake was not bringing the commission together to choose who they want to have put on the signature card.”

  • City, contractors OK RV park repairs

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry and members of Carrollton City Council met Tuesday, July 31 with the architects and contractors at the Two Rivers RV Park to hammer out a “punch list” of things that must be done for the campground project to be officially completed.

    The group first met at the park in the morning to tour the facility and determine how to best resolve problems that have plagued the project since it opened. Council then met in full in the afternoon to review the list of items that need to be addressed.