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Today's News

  • Milton-Madison Bridge slide finally begins

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The new Milton-Madison Bridge was scheduled to be moved into place Wednesday, April 9.

    The slide of the structure, said to be the largestbridge slide of its type in North America, occurred after this week’s edition of The News-Democrat went to press. However, updates, photos and a time-lapse video will be posted on our website at www.mycarrollnews. com when they become available.

  • This week at the State Capitol

    LRC Public Information

     

    FRANKFORT – A statement on education.

     That’s one way the state budget approved this week by the General Assembly has been described. 

  • Panthers win over Switzerland, 4-3

    The Panthers broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 win at Switzerland County Tuesday. Keifer McIntyre pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four, in the win. Justin Ray came in for relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out three batters and walking two to earn the save.

  • April brings focus to child abuse issue

    The month of April means many things to many people. Some consider it the beginning of spring or, better yet, the end of winter. If you were in my position, April may have a little different meaning: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • State budget increases funding for education, provides raises

    While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • Kentucky defied odds in title run

    As the horn sounded and the canons of confetti exploded, all I felt was an ache in my heart, the disappointment weighing heavy. I had had this nagging feeling all day long that it might end up this way, but I still believed just like the rest of Big Blue Nation.

    My alma mater Kentucky Wildcats had just lost in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    Congratulations to the UConn Huskies. They made plays when they had to and deserved to win.

  • Shooting Sports teaches safety, sportsmanship

    “Puuull!”

    “Bang!”

    These sounds echoed across a field off Hwy. 389 Sunday as 15 4-Hers shook off the winter cold and enjoyed an afternoon shooting at targets with their shotguns, kicking off the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports season.

  • School Menu | April 10, 2014

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary School and Cartmell Elementary. Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School are the same except for where noted.

    Thursday, April 10: Pork bites, California blend veggies, pinto beans, roll, apple and baked pears; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, April 11: Sloppy Joe on bun or corndog bites, potato wedges, kale, peach cups or fruit cocktail; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday, April 14: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange or pineapple tidbits; breakfast: Breakfast pizza.

  • District repeats a national ranking in technology

    The Carroll County School District placed fourth nationally in this year’s Digital School Districts Survey.  The survey is given each year by the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network and the Center for Digital Education.

    “The survey showcases exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community, and improve district operations,” according to a Center for Digital Education (CDE) news release.

  • Student of the week: Zackary Kindoll, First grade (Ms. Roos)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “The end of the day because I can see my mom and dad.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “STEM because I get to make LEGO robots and art because I get to paint.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Cats and Dogs the Revenge of Kitty Galore”