Collage of students and community members in formal dress. Facing camera for group pictures. Some shots of speakers addressing the crowd.
Collage of images from a high school play, "The Witch's Princess." Students wearing costumes of medieval/fantasy nature.
Five Cartmell students holding up background mosaic art projects
The Carroll County High School Young Leaders program is back in action and had a meet-and-greet with Carroll County Community Development Corporation officers today at Hos Coffee!
High school students stand with a giant check with their teacher
Group of people faces camera, flanked by two banners. Award from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cydney Conley, holding flowers
Younger masked student looking at book as he reads
Young student looking at camera. Looking over drawing that he is holding in front of his face. Drawing contains red circle on white background.
Two teachers and students (masked) give thumbs up in front of mums in a greenhouse.
Two panther mascots dance



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Morris-Dean to lead technology dept. Zachary Morris-Dean

Carrollton, Ky. – June 27, 2022 – Zachary Morris-Dean is returning to the Carroll County School District in the district technology coordinator role, having previously served as network administrator from 2012 – 2021. He is taking on the position from Robin Stephenson, who is the new principal of Carroll County Middle School.


“We are thrilled to have Mr. Morris-Dean returning to the school district in this role,” said Incoming Superintendent Casey Jaynes. “He is an incredible technology leader in the state, who has only sharpened his skills further with recent private sector experience. This is a big win for our students, our staff, and our community.”

Coach Mark Smith to lead Panthers soccer Mark Smith

Carrollton, Ky. – June 23, 2022 – After years of success as a club and middle school soccer coach, Mark Smith will lead the Carroll County High School soccer program this year. Smith has coached at the club level with Shelby Xtreme, leading teams to Kentucky Select Soccer League championships and with River Valley Futbol Club, leading teams to League Championships and winning State Cups with 14u teams in 2019, 2020, and 2021. At the school level, Smith coached the Carroll County Middle School soccer team for four years, compiling a record of 26-4-2, including back-to-back undefeated seasons and back-to-back conference championships.

Legion boosts effort to improve Cartmell playground Legion presents check to Cartmell

Carrollton, Ky. – June 22, 2022 – With a $2,500 donation, American Legion Post 41 is helping Cartmell Elementary make its playground more inclusive, fun and safe. Additionally, thanks to the City of Carrollton allowing Cartmell to make an application in its stead for a Land Water Conservation Grant, donations toward the playground are matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total expenditure of $80,000. Therefore, the Legion’s $2,500 donation will have a $5,000 impact.

Stephenson to lead CCMS Dr. Stephenson

Carrollton, Ky. - June 6, 2022 - At a special-called June 3 meeting, the Carroll County Middle School Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council selected Dr. Robin Stephenson as the next principal of Carroll County Middle School. Stephenson recently served as district technology coordinator for the Carroll County School District. Before that, she served as the assistant principal of Cartmell Elementary.

Student technology leaders on the rise

Carrollton, Ky. – May 3, 2022 – 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 Carroll County High School (Coach Lynn Eaglin and Nancy Hilton) all fielded teams.

Coach Lonnie Oldham to lead Panthers football

Carrollton, Ky. – April 26, 2022 – Veteran coach Lonnie Oldham is coming to lead the Carroll County Panthers football team. Oldham has 27 years of coaching experience, which includes a 4A State Coach of the Year recognition in 2003. Having coached at both college and high school levels, Oldham has led teams in Oldham County (North Oldham and Oldham County), Jeffersonville (Jeffersonville High School), and Jefferson County (Male, Western Hills, Seneca, and St. Xavier).

Board approves 2% raises for all staff, Moves forward with CCHS Baseball/Softball restroom project

Carrollton, Ky. — April 22, 2022 — At its April 21 meeting, the Carroll County Board of Education approved a 2% raise for all certified and classified Carroll County School District employees, in addition to the step increase employees receive for each year of service. Also, in an effort to bring the district’s salary schedule in line with surrounding school districts, some classified positions in the district were also increased beyond that to make them more comparable to what surrounding districts pay. This is one of the largest raises the district has given to employees in recent years, with typical annual raises hovering around 1%.

Congratulations to our 2022 Governor's Scholars representative, Andrew Frye Andrew Frye

Congratulations to our 2022 Governor's Scholars representative, Andrew Frye!

Andrew cleared the rigorous GSP selection process, which brings students together from across the state at summer residential programs. With a mission "to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders," the Governor's Scholars Program is designed to show the state's best students that Kentucky is full of opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

The district will recognize Andrew at the May 4 Rotary Academic Banquet, and he will also be featured in an article in The News Democrat. We are proud to have Andrew represent us at GSP!

Brooks steps into ATC principal role Kirk Brooks

Carrollton, Ky. — April 14, 2022 — 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 agricultural/entrepreneurial experience. His duties as principal began April 11.

Board names Casey Jaynes new superintendent Superintendent Casey Jaynes

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.


“I am honored to have been selected for this position, and I am excited to meet the students, staff, and community of Carroll County,” Jaynes said. “I grew up in Madison, so I know that Carroll County is a wonderful place. Many thanks to the board for giving me this amazing opportunity to help lead a great school district.”

Star player/coach Roger Harden to lead Panthers basketball Harden as a University of Kentucky basketball player, holding a trophy in the air off court

Carrollton, Ky. – March 31, 2022 - Roger Harden was the 1982 Indiana Mr. Basketball, a Parade All-American, a McDonalds All-American, a Scholastic Coach All-American, a 1985-86 Third-Team All-SEC player, and a 1986 NBA draft pick for the Los Angeles Lakers. Recently, he finished a five-year stay as the head boys basketball coach at Williamstown High School. Now, he is a Carroll County Panther.

District selected for inclusion in Innovative Learning Network

Carrollton, Ky. - January 26, 2022 - The Carroll County School District has been selected to participate in the Kentucky Innovative Learning Network through the Kentucky Department of Education. The program allows district administrators to collaborate with other school administrators from across the state to share innovative strategies and tactics that lead to "learner-centered, collaborative, equitable, and authentic learning opportunities." Participating districts have access to national educational partners as well as funds that can be used to visit exemplary school districts.

Board approves 2022-2023 school calendar

The Carroll County Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 school calendar at its December 16 meeting.

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