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  • P’ville to conduct audits on city books

    Prestonville City Commission voted during a special meeting Monday night to pay Ross and Company PLLC of Louisville $18,900 to conduct audits on three recent years of the city’s books.

    City Clerk/Treasurer Debbie Wright told commissioners that state law requires an audit every other year due to the fact that Prestonville receives more than $75,000 a year from all of its revenue sources. That is what is required for sixth class cities, she explained.

    “I thought it was the law,” Commissioner Rae Stevens said.

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  • Have you met ... Connie Aaron and Kassie Winburn

    Being a buyer at North American Stainless wasn’t Kassie Winburn’s first career choice.

    The 2000 Carroll County High School graduate had planned on a career in human resources after earning a degree in that field from Northern Kentucky University.

    “It’s not what I saw myself doing,” she admits, but adds, “I love it.”

    An added perk is the chance to work at the same place as her mom, Connie Aaron, and her husband, John Winburn, who works in the melt shop and has been with the steel manufacturer 11 years.

  • Head Start schedule reduced for final days of year

    Carroll County Head Start students will be on a limited schedule for the final days of the school year due to bus limitations.

    Beginning April 29 and through the last day of school May 16, school days have been cut in half. Rather than all students attending Monday through Thursday from 8-1 p.m., 4-year-olds are coming to school Monday and Wednesday and 3-year-olds are coming Tuesday and Thursday.

    Superintendent Lisa James said the Head Start bus fleet has been reduced from four to two because of two accidents.

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  • Splish! Splash!

    Cartmell Elementary students who completed 24 language arts and 24 math lessons with a score of at least 70 percent earned admission into the Compass Carnival on April 25. Students enjoyed food, games, balloon animals and the chance to hit their teachers in the face with a pie or dunk them in a water tank.

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  • Students expand learning with video conferencing

    Carroll County students are working with NASA, watching surgeries and teaching students across the district from the comfort of their own classrooms.

    Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant, Carroll County Schools purchased nine video conferencing systems for the district. The goal is to prepare students for the real world by providing these experiences, District Technology Coordinator Cindy Johann explained to the Board of Education at their meeting Thursday, April 25.

  • Local taxing districts to provide Fiscal with budgets

    County leaders expressed concern about a new state law that takes effect in 2014 requiring special districts in the county to present their budgets to Carroll County Fiscal Court each year.

    Magistrates and Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson agreed that the new law will make it appear that fiscal court has oversight over the eight special districts in Carroll County. However, all the districts have to do is present their budgets, not get them approved.