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Education

  • State legislation raising drop out rate to 18 years old begins this school year

    A 2013 state legislative amendment increasing the age limit for compulsory attendance for Kentucky students to age 18 begins with the 2015-16 school year.

    Previously, unmarried students between the ages of 16 and 18 were able to withdraw from school and terminate his/her education prior to graduation if they had complied with the requirements of KRS 159.010, regarding parents or custodians sending their child to school.

  • EKU honors graduates, Dean’s List students

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,826 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 15-16.

    Among those was Jillian Leigh Butcher of Carroll County. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.

  • Dean’s List | July 2, 2015

    Abbott named to EKU’s Spring Dean’s List

    Steven Nicholas Abbott, a 2013 Carroll County High School graduate, was named to Eastern Kentucky University’s Dean’s List for the 2015 spring semester. To achieve this distinction, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Abbott is majoring in criminal justice.

    Morehead State releases its Spring 2015 Dean’s List

  • Discover Engineering Days continues in July

     Come visit the Cartmell Elementary library every Wednesday this summer break anytime between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to participate in weekly contests inspired by “UK Engineering Day!” Cartmell students may also get a jump start on their AR points and checkout books.

    The following is a schedule of activities:

    •Spaghetti Gumdrop Tower Competition (July 15)

    •Balloon Racers Competition (July 22)

    •Edible Car Contest (July 29)

  • JCTC Career Craze
  • A place to play
  • Energy investments paying off for district

    Energy usage is down in the Carroll County School District, which means that energy savings are up. Over the first three quarters of the 2014-2015 school year, the district’s energy usage was 9.2 percent lower than the first three quarters of the 2013-2014 school year, saving the district around $10,000.

  • Athletic complex on schedule

    The construction is on schedule and the turf company is on-site ready to begin work at the Carroll County High School athletic complex. The grade work is complete and the field will actually be a foot higher than the current grade, RossTarrant Project Manager Eric Steva reported to the Board of Education June 18. Drainage for the athletic field will be installed in the foundation.

    The drainage to take the water across the road to the big pond also is complete, he said.

  • District welcomes former school leaders

    The Carroll County School District invited all the past superintendents, retired teachers and others to attend the Board of Education meeting June 18, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the merger between Carroll County’s community schools and the Carrollton independent schools into one district, which occurred July 1, 1965.

    Five former superintendents attended the celebration.

    Rowland Haun was superintendent from 1974-76 and also was the principal of the high school after the merger.

  • Honoring school employees