Today's News

  • CCMS Honor Roll - First quarter 2011

    Sixth Grade All A’s

    Abigail Aulbach, Darrien Byrd, Jakob Doan, Angela Gentry, Tayttum Horine, Joey Howard, Damon Maines, Faith McBurney, Tiffany Molina, Grace Morgan, Jacob Robertson, Chasity Taylor and Kennedy Wilson.

    Six Grade A/B’s

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Nov. 2, 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.


  • Cartmell Honor Roll - first quarter 2011

    Third Grade All A’s

    Devin S. Benecke, Emily P. Blackburn, Gabrielle A. Bowen, KayLee A. Byrd, Gracie E. Craig, McKenna Crutcher, Kennedy A. Daigle, Kyle W. Deaton, Taylor N. Drennen, Taylor D. Franklin, Brandie G. Garcia, Mallory F. Gross, Gabriella M. Hembree, Danyn M. Johnson, Grace E. Long, Kyle T. Mills, Dakota A. Nohner, Deaton L. Oak, Landen O. Pence, Mary A. Scalf, Jose Valle Garcia, and Caitlain E. Voils.

    Third Grade A/B

  • Team building, Geocaching event a success

    Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus held a Teambuilding and Geocaching event. The second annual event took place on Friday, Oct. 7 at General Butler State Park. Twenty-two students participated in the various leadership and team building activities.

  • Student of the week: Zian Smith

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Riding the school bus”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Holly because she helps me.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    Where do you want to go to college? 
    University of Kentucky
    What do you want to be when you grow up? 

  • Board of Ed briefs

    Champions Awards

    Superintendent Lisa James awarded numerous students for their work as champions.

    Rhiannon Jones and Kaylee Worrall, seventh graders, (Worrall was unable to attend) were honored for being selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association All-State Chorus.   Jessica Foster, sophomore, was recognized for her art work that won several awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Hispanic art to be displayed at library through November

    The Carroll County Public Library will be showcasing local Hispanic arts and crafts during the month of November.

    Items from Mexico, Guatamala and Colombia will be on display in the meeting room, contributed or handmade by Jefferson Community and Technical College students and their families. The library will be hosting an opening reception for the show on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the items will be included in a silent auction; the proceeds will benefit the ESL and family literacy programs at the library.

  • Cruisin' for the Children

    The Shop with a Cop Poker Run raised $3,310 Sunday. The event had 98 people and about 75 bikes participate. Paul Hanley of Bethlehem, Ky. won the event with the best hand, and donated the $100 prize back to Shop with a Cop. Valerie McIntyre of Florence, Ky. won the 50/50 drawing and also donated the money back. Tommy Crawford of Sanders won the George Jones guitar. Co-organizer Ron Jones wanted to thank all those who helped with the event, including Ricky Howard with A to Z Auctions.

  • Teacher cited at school for intoxication, fired Thursday

    A Kathryn Winn Primary second grade teacher has been terminated after she was cited for alcohol intoxication at school.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott cited Lisa G. Brock, 55, of Turners Station for alcohol intoxication in a public place Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at Winn.

  • McMurry plans to eliminate paid fire chief position

    With confidence that the Carrollton Fire Department has been running just fine without a full-time fire chief for the past several months, Mayor Gene McMurry said Monday he intends to propose leaving the position unfilled.

    Randy Tharp retired from the position effective Sept. 30.

    McMurry said he will present his proposal to Carrollton City Council at its next meeting, Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.