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Education

  • School resource officer could be returning to CCHS

    The Carroll County Board of Education issued a directive to interim Superintendant Ron Livingood to pursue a School Resource Officer for Carroll County High School at a special meeting Aug. 4. Because it was a special meeting, the subject could only be discussed, not voted on.

    The board had worked with the City of Carrollton to have a resource officer last year, but the district did not receive the grant to pay the board’s share so it did not happen.

  • Chatham promoted to Cartmell assistant principal

    Krista Chatham has always been a leader and now she will be one in a different capacity as she assumes the role of Cartmell Elementary assistant principal.

    Chatham started at the Carroll County Middle School as a sixth grade math teacher. She graduated from Franklin College in Indiana with an elementary education degree and a minor in mathematics. She was certified to teach math grades K-9. After one year at the middle school she transferred to Winn Primary and taught third grade with Jeanie Rohrer. Chatham said they have worked together since then.

  • Neikirk excited about new adventure at CCHS

    After 27 years of walking the halls of Oldham County High School, Andrea Neikirk will begin this school year as a Carroll County Panther, joining the CCHS staff as assistant principal.

    A Louisville area native, Neikirk graduated from Male High School. She majored in biology and minored in chemistry at Georgetown College, while also earning her teaching degree. After graduating in 1990, she immediately started teaching at OCHS and taught chemistry, as well as other science classes. She earned her master’s degree and Rank I at University of Louisville.

  • Rohrer promoted to top spot at Cartmell

    There is a new but very familiar face in the Cartmell Elementary School’s principal office as Jeanie Rohrer took over the position effective July 1, when former principal Jonica Ray became elementary instructional supervisor for Carroll County Schools.

    Rohrer has seemingly come full circle as her start in education was as the administrative assistant to Cindy Warrick, the first JCTC Carrollton campus coordinator when the campus first opened in 1989. “You could forget the job titles back then. We did it all,” she said.

  • George awarded Simpson scholarship

    Friends of Butler awarded the Sam Simpson Scholarship to Jonathan Marsh George Jr. The organization donated $250, and Simpson’s wife Jeanne matched the amount, totaling $500.

    George is from Milton, Ky., and is a junior at Georgetown College. He has worked as a bus boy this summer at Two Rivers Restaurant at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. His goal is to move back to the area after graduation and hopefully become a history teacher.

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  • School board decides to hire construction manager

    The Carroll County Board of Education had a difficult decision to make regarding the $4.3 million expansion to the Carroll County Childhood Development Center and upgrades to Kathryn Winn Primary. After two meetings, the board ultimately decided that hiring a construction project manager was the best choice, rather than advertise for bids for a general contractor.

  • Back to school donations

    Carrollton Christian Church donated 50 backpacks full of school supplies to Christian Academy of Carrollton (25) and Cartmell Elementary (25). The backpacks were delivered to the schools July 31.

  • Panther Kick-Off Orientation Aug. 14

    This is the 14th year that Carroll County High School will be offering the “Panther Kick-Off” orientation as a freshman transition experience.

    Registration for the event will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Panther Kick-Off 2017 is a half-day orientation event for incoming ninth-grade students that is led by a staff of Panther Kick-Off Mentors (P-KOMs) and administrators. It runs from 1-5 p.m.

    Freshmen will receive their schedules and meet their student mentors and teachers.

  • Bus safety tips for parents

    To help keep your children safe, below are important tips to teach them:

    • Arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

    • Have all items in their book bag before they leave home so they do not drop anything.

    •Wait at the bus stop in a safe place, 10-12 feet away from the road.

    •Keep electronic equipment packed away as they prepare to board. Never use an electronic device or wear ear buds when walking to the bus stop or when getting on or off the bus.