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Today's News

  • Beshear seeks flexibility for No Child Left Behind

    FRANKFORT – Calling state authority and autonomy critical components of education improvement, Gov. Steve Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Monday called on the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in public school accountability under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking to replace the public school accountability portions of the federal law with Kentucky’s own model. Kentucky is the first state to request the change.

  • Customer service key to welcoming race fans

    As our region prepares for an unprecedented number of visitors next week for the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, I hope we offer a warm welcome that makes these folks want to come back to Carroll County.

    Nearly a year ago, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carrollton Main Street Program teamed up to offer Shining STAR training to help us prepare for the week ahead. This customer service program focusing on service, training, achievement and recognition was developed by TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

  • English School reunion

    Third Annual English School reunion/bizarre, English, Ky. will be held Oct 1. Setup fee for each booth is $15 and must be in by July 1. Arts and crafts, handmade items only will be featured. Any questions please call (502) 732-5332 or (502) 741-2907 or website: www.schoolhouse1929.com.

  • Carroll County Public Library - June 29, 2011

    Friday, July 1, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carrollton Main Street, First Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Monday, July 4, Closed for holiday.

    Tuesday, July 5, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 6, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays 10-noon, teens welcome; Legos at the library, 6 p.m.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of June 29, 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.

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  • Construction continues
  • CCMS football - June 29, 2011

    Carroll County Middle School football practice for 6th-8th grades will start July 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. A short parent meeting will follow. If there are any questions contact Coach Doll at (502) 525-9135.

  • Signing - June 29, 2011

    Isaac Smith, son of Pat and Donya Smith of Richmond, Ky. and grandson of Mary Kathryn Smith of Carrollton has been awarded a four-year baseball scholarship with Division I, at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Smith, a 2011 graduate of Madison Central High School in Richmond has been picked by coaches and media as the No. 6 player in Kentucky. He was chosen to play with the Kentucky All Stars in both 2010 and 2011.

    Smith plans to study engineering while at Bradley.

  • ‘Practice makes perfect’
  • Girls hone skills at volleyball camp