More coaches to receive pay: Wrestling, volleyball, softball among impacted sports

 Middle school athletics and high school wrestling coaches are among those who will be impacted by a motion from the Carter County Board of Education on Monday evening to approve … Read More

East Carter grad receives Deborah’s Porch Scholarship

ASHLAND. – Makenzie Burnett, a graduate of East Carter High School, is the 2021 recipient of the Deborah’s Porch Scholarship. She is the daughter of Scott and Lisa Burnett and … Read More

COVID numbers lead to online schooling: District to offer vaccinations to eligible students

 Carter County public schools went to non-traditional instruction (NTI) this week, sending a message out to parents instructing them that students would be working from home through at least Friday.  … Read More

Picking a superintendent

Board holds meeting to solicit community feedback Carter County is “already on firm ground” interim superintendent Dr. Jake Bell told the board and the community at the outset of a … Read More

Saying goodbye: Board wishes retiring superintendent well

 Dr. Ronnie Dotson told the Carter County School board the district had a “great first day of school,” during his final regular meeting with the board before stepping down in … Read More

AIT program leads to industry employment

ASHLAND – Recent graduates of the Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) program at Ashland Community and Technical College are already going to work, just months after receiving their credentials. Brayden Porter … Read More

School Board accepting parent nominations for superintendent search

With the acceptance of Dr. Dotson’s retirement effective September 1, the Carter County Board of Education has started the process of selecting a new superintendent. One of the first steps … Read More

Computer Information Technologies Program to Host “Cloud Night”

ASHLAND, Ky. –Ashland Community and Technical College will be hosting “Cloud Night” where incoming students to the Cloud Computing program featuring Amazon Web Services can learn more about certificate and … Read More

School board appoints interim superintendent: Dr. Robert J. Bell will fill role between Dotson’s departure and new hire

 The Carter County Board of Education met in special session last week and – after an extended executive session – moved to hire Dr. Robert J. Bell as the interim … Read More

Superintendent steps down: Dotson will continue to serve through September 1

 Last month Dr. Ronnie Dotson said it wasn’t the right time to leave the district when he withdrew his planned resignation and agreed to stay on for another year. Among … Read More

Weighing in on masks for kids: Parents offer opinions for and against requirements

 The Carter County Board of Education began their meeting on Monday evening swearing in new board member Miranda Tussey, and then jumped into the superintendent’s report and public comment period.  … Read More

Carter County Schools faculty receive Excellence in Teaching award from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE – Campbellsville University’s 35th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program honored 205 teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 72 districts and/or private schools. Although the ceremony wasn’t in … Read More

Not the right time: Dotson explains decision to rescind resignation

 The Carter County Board of Education had an item on their meeting agenda last week they ended up dropping right from the outset – the resignation of Superintendent of Carter … Read More

West Carter FFA Member Elected to State Office for Kentucky FFA Association

Rickayln Rayburn was elected to serve as the 2021-2022 Kentucky FFA Big Sandy River State Vice President. Rickalyn is the daughter of Rick and Sherri Rayburn of Olive Hill. She … Read More

KCTCS Board votes to freeze tuition rate for 2021-22

ASHLAND – Students and parents can breathe a little easier this fall because the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), including Ashland Community and Technical … Read More

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