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Today's News

  • Schools look to change employee pay schedule

    Carroll County school officials may change from the current 26 paydays per year to a 24 pay period schedule next year.

    The district’s chief finance officer Jon Conrad informed school board members during Thursday’s meeting that the current pay schedule brings a hardship to district employees every fifth year.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Feb. 16, 2011

    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, Feb. 9 and 10, 2011, in Carroll County District Court, with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Raffenburg is on the go with host McCartys

    Life at the McCarty house is ‘Go, Go, Go’ all the time. With three very active children—Josh, 15; Caleb, 14; and Hannah, 9— there is always something to do. “Our routine is very busy,” Magali McCarty said, acknowledging there is always a ball practice or a game for her and her husband, Anthony, to attend.

  • Sports briefs - Feb. 16, 2011

    Hannah Devine named All-8th Region

    Junior Hannah Devine came in second place with 153 points in the voting for Player of the Year honors for the 8th Region. Owen County’s Rianna Gayheart won the award with 160 points. Members of the All-Region team were selected by votes from the coaches in the region. Owen County head coach Bob Osborne was named Coach of the Year. The 8th Region banquet will be held at Henry County High School on March 14.

    Devine, Curry named to All-NCKC team

  • Soil, water cost share assistance available

    Thousands of landowners across Kentucky have received state assistance through the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share program.  This program assists landowners with implantation of best management practices to preserve the soil and water resources on their property. 

    Since the program began, more than $113 million has been approved for use in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties.  The sign up period for upcoming projects has been announced as Feb. 1-28.

  • Bothdamri, Goffs take RV camping, enjoy winter snow

    For Jiraroj Bothdamri, his school year spent as a foreign exchange student in the United States via Carroll County has been full of first-time experiences: first time sledding in the snow, first time touching a horse and fish; first time playing America’s Favorite Pastime; and first time traveling in a camper. 

  • Kundic-Filcic explores sports with family

    The Byrd family is not afraid of change.

    After moving to Carrollton in July from Utah, Darren Byrd said his wife, Jennifer, began conducting research in August on how to become a host family for international students. Following an application process, background check and interview, Nina Kundic-Filcic arrived from Croatia on Sept. 1.

  • Esquivel gets taste of U.S. with Nab family, activities

    Lights left on. Rooms a mess. Soft drink cans lying around. Shoes in the middle of the floor. Boys will be boys, no matter where they come from.

    While this may sound like evidence of a rude house guest, Scott and Lisa Nab see it as exchange student Andres Camara Esquivel fitting right in with the family.

    “It’s been kind of like having the neighborhood-kid come stay with you,” Scott said. “It’s been bumpless.”

  • College, career event offers students future options

    Carroll County Area Technology Center students met with representatives from a variety of post-secondary educational and training organizations to discuss opportunities following graduation at the second annual College and Career Day held Friday.

    Representatives from 24 different technical colleges, training facilities and employers set up tables in the neighboring Conditioning Center to visit with students and show them what they have to offer, said CCATC business instructor and cooperative education coordinator Rachel Mefford.

  • Photography workshop, club sessions set for February

    Do you have a camera that you still haven’t figured out? The new digital cameras are mini-computers and can be quite complicated.

    I will be offering the first of two beginning photography workshops this Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Extension Office. The second workshop will build on the first but attending the first isn’t a requirement for attending the second.