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Today's News

  • Summer learning on the STEM Bus

    Area youngsters played and learned on the Carroll County Schools STEM Bus July 10, at its stop at the county park.

    The STEM Bus ends its summer route July 25. The following is the schedule: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. at Happy Hollow, 1-2:30 p.m. at Oakview; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. at Ghent Park, 1-2:30 at General Butler State Resort Park back entrance; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ninth Street apartments, 1-2:30 p.m. at county park; and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Green Acres, 1-2:30 p.m. at Carrollton Village.

     

  • Ash borer wiping out Kentucky trees

    By James Bruggers

    The Courier-Journal

    Five years after the emerald ash borer arrived in Kentucky from the north where it killed more than 25 million trees, the full force of this Asian invader is being felt across the Bluegrass.

    From Lexington to Louisville and north to Cincinnati, ash trees are being wiped out from rural landscapes, parks, leafy subdivisions and urban corridors.

  • Softball tourney raises money for 3-Day journey
  • Laptop program expands to include all high schoolers

    All Carroll County High School students will be getting a new laptop for the upcoming school year. The 11E YOGA, a Lenovo product, is the laptop of choice for the staff and students.

    “Before, only juniors and seniors had access to school-provided laptops,” Superintendent Bill Hogan said. “Now, every high school student will receive a personal laptop for school use. Similar to our MacBook initiative, students will be able to take the computers home with them as well.”

  • Camp Shakespeare set for public library

    Carroll County Public Library invites area youngsters to come learn about Willy Shakespeare, while they enjoy real theater training — and funny accents. Share the spotlight with fellow actors and perform for friends and family.

    Camp Shakespeare fosters an appreciation of the words and works of William Shakespeare by providing opportunities to explore the theater arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design, text analysis, and more.

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  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 17, 2014

    For more information on the Carroll County Public Library, call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, July 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; teen tie dye, 1 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; family movie, “Rio 2”, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, July 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Education was focus of this year’s budget

    When it comes to budgets, there is one big difference between the federal government and the states: The states balance theirs at the end of the fiscal year.

    It can be a difficult task, especially when the economy is down.  Kentucky and nearly 20 other states have an added challenge as well, because they approve their budgets in two-year increments.  In our case, that means we have to peer more than 30 months into the future before determining how much money is expected to be available.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | July 17, 2014

    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, July 9-10, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk
    presiding.

  • CCHS graduates of 1978, 1979 plan joint reunion Sept. 20 at Camp Kysoc

    The Carroll County High School classes of 1978 and 1979 are making plans for a joint reunion on Sept. 20, 2014 at Camp Kysoc, Carrollton, Ky.

    Reunion details and events leading up to the reunion can be found on a community Facebook page titled “Carroll County Class of 1978 & 1979 Class Reunion,” plus hard copy registration information will be will be mailed to graduates.