http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Forum addresses reconfiguration concerns http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/forum-addresses-reconfiguration-concerns <p> Parents of students set to be fifth-graders next year raised concerns about moving them to Carroll County Middle School as part of a possible grade reconfiguration to make room for an all-day Head Start.</p> <p> More than 100 people, including parents, educators and school board members, attended the forum held Thursday, Jan. 11, at the middle school auditorium to discuss reconfiguration.</p> Sheriff’s audit repeats ‘15 weakness http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/sheriff%E2%80%99s-audit-repeats-%E2%80%9815-weakness <p> Audits for calendar year 2016 and partial year 2017 for the Carroll County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office have been completed by the office of State Auditor Mike Harmon.</p> <p> The 2017 audit covered the time frame from Jan. 1 2017 through April 3, 2017. This was the time former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was in office before resigning his position.</p> County applies to MASA for $99 rate for employees http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/county-applies-masa-99-rate-employees <p> After three discussions with Medical Transport Solutions (MASA), Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to form a group and offer county employees an opportunity to purchase coverage at the employee&rsquo;s cost.</p> Candidates continue to file for May primary http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/candidates-continue-file-may-primary <p> Candidates continue to file for the May primary with five new filings since the first of the year. Several of the races do not have any candidates at this time. Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh said the deadline to file as a candidate for a county race is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30. &ldquo;City Council has until Aug. 14 to file as they run a non-partisan race,&rdquo; Marsh said. &ldquo;They don&rsquo;t have to run in the May primary.&rdquo;</p> <p> She also noted if people have moved, they need to come to the county clerk&rsquo;s office and change their address by April 23.</p> Governor declares School Choice Week http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/governor-declares-school-choice-week <p> FRANKFORT, KY &ndash; Gov. Bevin has officially proclaimed Jan. 21-27, Kentucky School Choice Week, joining dozens of governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in issuing similar proclamations.</p> <p> In Kentucky, 495 events have been independently planned to celebrate school choice and raise awareness during National School Choice Week. More than 32,000 events, including rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, and school fairs, will take place nationwide.</p> Immunization requirements change for 2018/2019 school year http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/immunization-requirements-change-20182019-school-year <p> Starting in August, all Carroll County School District students must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.</p> <p> Hepatitis A is a two-dose vaccination series. The doses must be separated by at least six months. For this reason, we are asking that you contact your child&rsquo;s physician or health department as soon as possible to ensure compliance.</p> Rand: Budget remains key focus of 2018 legislative session http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/rand-budget-remains-key-focus-2018-legislative-session <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oprandrick_new2010_203.jpg" alt="Rick Rand" title="Rick Rand" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> FRANKFORT&nbsp;&ndash; When it comes to setting the state&rsquo;s priorities, no other legislation plays a bigger role than the state&rsquo;s budget.&nbsp; It funds our schools, keeps us safe, maintains our highways, strengthens our collective health and affects our lives in countless other ways.</p> Busy second week for area legislators http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/busy-second-week-area-legislators <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hornback_paul_color_50.jpg" alt="Paul Hornback" title="Paul Hornback" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The threat of extreme winter weather conditions caused us to call off session in Frankfort on Friday, but not before we passed significant bills in the Senate earlier in the week.</p> <p> We hit the ground running during the second week of the 2018 session&mdash;standing committees met to discuss and pass bills, which then went to the Senate floor for a full vote.</p> <p> The first of the bills that passed this week was Senate Bill (SB) 3, a constitutional amendment which would create a crime victims&rsquo; bill of rights, also known as &ldquo;Marsy&rsquo;s Law.&rdquo;</p>