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Education

  • New JCTC building ready for school year

    What began in 1968 is finally becoming a reality in 2017. Carrollton has a new community and technical college building.

    A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the campus located on Hwy. 227, across the road from the main entrance to General Butler State Resort Park. Classes will officially begin Aug. 14.

    The state legislature approved the funding for a community college in 1968, but according to Dennis Goff there was some ‘horse-trading’ that went on and Carrollton did not receive its campus.

  • iLead, Trimble students to embrace new learning tool

    Summit Learning will be introduced to students at the iLead Academy in Carrollton and at two school facilities in Trimble County when classes begin this fall.

  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.

    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • Boles named to Honors Court

    Three members of the Franklin men’s basketball program were recently named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. Grizzly seniors Trey Boles, Aaron Mann and Robbie Prather were all named recipients of the association’s annual honor.

    Boles, a 2013 Carroll County High School graduate, earned a spot on the Honors Court for the second straight year after graduating with a degree in athletic training. Last year, he appeared in all 25 games, making eight starts in his final year as a Grizzly.

  • Winn student registration Aug. 1

    Student registration for all students is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1, at the Winn gym. At registration, families will fill out the following forms: child’s emergency card; transportation form; lunch forms; pick-up cards.

    All kindergarten students will need to provide a proof of residency. Families will need to provide a copy of a July utility bill or a copy of a lease agreement verifying that your residency is in Carroll County.

  • Winn enrollment for new students

    Kathryn Winn Primary will host open enrollment for new students from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. July 27, at the school. This is for students who are new to Carroll County or kindergartners not enrolled as of May 31, 2017.

  • TCC, Wireless Zone to donate 172,000 backpacks full of supplies across nation

    Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced June 29, that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 172,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ensure children across the U.S. are well prepared for the start of the school year. Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 505,000 backpacks filled with supplies through its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, and Wireless Zone is now a part of the nationwide initiative.

  • Carroll Co. students recognized for academic achievements at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,999 graduates at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester. The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

    Local EKU graduates were Melissa Sue Stewart of Sanders, graduating cum laude with a nursing degree and Steven Nicholas Abbott of Carrollton, graduating cum laude with a police studies degree.

    The new degree holders join more than 140,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

  • Franklin College athletic training students excel in national board certification exam

    Franklin College’s senior class of undergraduate athletic training students recently took the national Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) exam for the 2016-17 academic year. 

    Franklin’s undergraduate athletic training program has maintained above a 96 percent first-time pass rate for the past eight years, significantly higher than the national average of 67 percent.  The program also has had the highest first-time pass rate for the exam of all Indiana schools that have an accredited undergraduate athletic training program.

  • CCMS band rental night July 27

    Keep calm and join band! Carroll County Middle School’s band rental night will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in the band room.

    Join Carroll County Middle School band director Kelly Hash, Carroll County High School band director Brad Howard and the staff at Mel Owen Music to learn about the band program.

    Don’t know what to play? Instructors will be present to help students try out many different instruments and figure out which instrument is the best fit.