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Carroll County At Work

  • Carroll County at Work | Z is for zoo interpreter

    A love of animals since childhood has inspired Jefferson Community and Technical College students Veronica Dancy and Kelsey Hoskins to follow their dreams and make caring for animals a career.

    Both students participated in JCTC’s zoology certificate program during the fall semester, working at the Louisville Zoo as interpreters at the Boma African petting zoo.

  • Carroll County at Work: Jay Montgomery - Y is for youth minister

    For Jay Montgomery, being the youth minister and associate pastor at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton is much more than just a job – it’s a passion and a calling.

    Montgomery celebrated 20 years at the church this month and has worked 19 of those years alongside the Rev. Dr. Chris White.

  • Carroll County at Work: Jill Sachleben - X is for x-ray technician

    Interested in a particular career? Talk with someone currently working in the field and schedule a shadow visit to help you determine whether or not it is what you really want to do.

    That’s the advice Jill Sachleben gives to students interested in working in the medical field. It’s also the advice she took herself when she was trying to figure out a career path.

  • Carroll County at Work: Larry Jones - W is for Woodworker

    When you enter Larry and Ellen Jones’ home you are entering an art gallery. The home is decorated with items carved by Jones.

    Art exists in many forms and the medium used to create art can be just about anything. Jones chose to begin using a knife to create his art.

    He began carving wood when he was old enough to hold a pocketknife and not cut himself. Jones is self-taught saying he bought a few books over the years but he mainly used them for getting ideas.

  • Carroll County at Work: Dwight Wallace - V is for veterinarian

    Never underestimate the power of a teacher.

    Dr. Dwight Wallace has been passionate about animals ever since he was a child growing up on a farm in Gallatin County. But it was his high school librarian Thelma Power and her husband, then-Gallatin County Schools Superintendent Walter Power, who changed his life.

  • Carroll County at Work: Caroline Reisner - U is for undergraduate advisor

    ‘What classes should I take?’ ‘What will a job in this career field pay?’ ‘Will these credits transfer to a four-year university?’

    These are some of the many questions students at Jefferson Community and Technical College may have. Lucky for them, Caroline Reisner is there to help find the answers.

  • Carroll County At Work: Dale Robinson (T is for telecommunications technician)

    Change would best describe Dale Robinson’s 42-year career in the telecommunications industry.

    He has spent his entire career working out of the Carrollton Seventh Street location, but under three different names–first for South Central Bell, then Bell South and now AT&T. His first work truck still had Southern Bell on it.

  • Carroll County at Work | Jeaneen Crutcher (S is for Social Worker)

    Jeaneen Crutcher always knew that when she joined the work force, she wanted to help others.

    “Nursing was my first thought, but the physicality of the job and the idea of bodily fluids kept me from that direction.”

    Then she leaned towards law enforcement and working for probation and parole or possibly law school.

    As Crutcher was searching for direction, someone told her to explore the field of social work.

  • Carroll County At Work: Sherri Bartley (R is for Realtor)

    After 40-plus years as a realtor, Sherri Bartley would not have changed anything about her career, other than starting it earlier.

    She was working for the state in her hometown of Berea when she met Carrollton native Frank Bartley, who was attending college there. They married in 1965 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. When she and Frank moved to Carrollton in 1967, Bartley worked in retail.

  • Carroll County at Work | Q is for Quality Control

    Carrollton Utilities customers can turn on their faucets and be assured high-quality water is flowing out, thanks to the efforts of Water Treatment Plant Chief Operator Frank Thieman and his crew of operators.

    The Carrollton native has been working for Carrollton Utilities for nine years and has been the chief operator since 2008. Thieman works Monday through Friday and supervises two treatment operators. Operators work three days on, three days off on 12-hour shifts.