Around a dozen agrarian enthusiasts were led by faculty of the Wendell Berry Farming Program (WBFP) of Sterling College in a tour of the various classrooms and courses offered in the two-year farming practicum over the last weekend in April. The News-Democrat can confidently report that it w…

Jefferson County Community and Technical College (JCTC) held its second annual college signing day for graduating seniors accepted into the Future 42 program, a partnership with industries along Highway 42. Students from Carroll County and their programs are (left to right): Matthew Bright, …

Code Enforcement Administrator Robert Hofmann was formally appointed as the new Fire Chief/Building Inspector for the City of Carrollton and the City Council meeting on Monday, May 9.

The ABSENTEE PORTAL is now open at govoteky.com (Link in comments) for anyone that needs to apply for an absentee ballot. You must complete the questions and chose from one of the options listed. See first picture below. Once this is done a ballot will be mailed to you. DO NOT apply for an A…

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The Carrollton Chamber of Commerce held the 2022 Primary Candidate Forum Tuesday evening. Candidates seeking to secure the positions of Coroner, Jailer, Judge-Executive, and the representative for all three magistrate districts were present.

The Carroll County 911 Board approved a $683,650 budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The budget is approximately $75,000 less than the actual expenses of last fiscal year. The difference is the change in the equipment fund as the board did not apply for any grants for the fiscal year. The Ci…

Carrollton, Ky. – Three teams of Carroll County School District students competed against 14,000 other participants at this year’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) in late April. Cartmell Elementary (Coach Joseph Shipman), Carroll County Middle School (Coach Larisa Leap), and Car…

Six students from the Christian Academy of Carrollton placed in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Math Olympics competition. The competition included students from Christian schools in multiple states across the country.

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Carrollton, Ky. — News-Herald contributor Kirk Brooks has stepped into the principal role at the Carroll County Area Technology Center after serving as the school’s interim principal in recent weeks. Brooks comes to the ATC with a unique mixture of teaching, school administration and agricul…

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A book discussion about Wendell Berry's book Fidelity: Five Stories will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 12 to 1 p.m. outside at the Nature Center at Camp Kysoc. A copy of the book is free of charge to anyone who would like to participate (while the supply for Carroll County lasts).

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After the Milton Swap Meet was canceled in March, Carroll County resident George Moore organized the Carroll County Animal Swap Meet and Flea Market, taking place in Prestonville, Carroll County from May 6 to 8.

Carrollton, Ky. — April 12, 2022 — At its April 12 meeting, the Carroll County Board of Education named Casey Jaynes the next superintendent of the Carroll County School District. The board offered the position to Jaynes by unanimous consent, and he officially begins his duties July 1.

At its April 11 meeting, the Carrollton City Council moved forward with a first reading of a new rental inspection ordinance to increase the safety and quality of rental properties in the city. It is the culmination of much work and deliberation over the previous months.

Spring is here and the orange barrel season is upon us. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said to be prepared as there will be a lot of work going on along the I-71 corridor and traffic will be an issue all summer into the fall. Work has begun on the north side of the …

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Thursday, March 31, was Superintendent Danny Osborne’s last day in the Carroll County School District. Assistant Superintendent Jonica Ray is filling in as superintendent designee until the Carroll County Board of Education selects a replacement and until that replacement begins his or her duties.