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Education

  • Testing results show declines and gains in student progress

    Tests equal grades. Grades are numbers. Carroll County received plenty of numbers and grades from the most recent battery of Kentucky Core Content tests. The problem comes in trying to interpret those numbers. 

    The numbers don’t lie. The numbers can say anything. Those are just a few of the sentiments many people have as their eyes glaze over looking at charts, graphs and spread sheets. 

  • Donation - Oct. 5, 2011
  • Four join JCTC faculty, staff for fall 2011 semester

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton Campus welcomes four new faces for the 2011 fall semester:  Caroline Reisner, Joe Carhart, Tom Buchanan and Robin Caldwell Welch.

    Reisner, who started at JCTC in 2010, has now been hired as a full-time geology instructor on the faculty. She teaches a variety of courses from dinosaurs and disasters to physical geology.

  • 2011 Homecoming
  • Student of the week: Dominique Hunt

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “The enjoyment of learning new things. I really like to ask questions if I don’t understand something, especially if it is something [I] like.” 

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Ms. Mullennex because she just does her work in a more fun environment and where it’s not so difficult. If you have a question, she answers it in a way you would understand today.”

    What was the last book you read? 

  • Getting a taste of UK
  • School officials see progress, despite test scores

    When Senate Bill 1 of 2009 eliminated the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS), school districts began working with the Kentucky Depart-ment of Education and Kentucky School Boards Associa-tion to develop a new system of school accountability. The Sept. 27 release of test scores from the spring of 2011 have now established a new baseline that will help schools to more effectively gauge the progress of individual students and determine if they are on track to enter college or a career field by the time they graduate.

  • Working 2011-12 budget OK’ed for Carroll schools

    During a Carroll County Board of Education meeting that would be dedicated to crunching numbers and technological wizardry, Cartmell Elementary art teacher Felicia Clause received the Champions for Kids award.

    Clause and her students worked with artist in residence Albert T. Nelson to create a time capsule for the newly renovated Cartmell that saw every student get involved in the sculpting process.

    The time capsule is inside a stone pillar with a sundial capstone and sits outside the new front of the building.

  • Voters to elect governor

    Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh encourages Carroll County voters to mark their calendars for the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election.
    Anyone interested in being a poll worker in this election may call Patti Mefford or Marsh in the clerk’s office at (502) 732-7005 for details.

  • Safe Night event set for CCMS Sept. 23

    Carroll County Youth Services Center is partnering with the Lighthouse, Carroll County Detention Center and 4-H to bring “Safe Night” to middle school students once again. Safe Night is a party for all CCMS students

    Safe Night is a national effort to address the issue of youth safety one night at a time. A “safe night” party is planned by youth and adults, focusing on violence and drug prevention. The idea is for the youth to come to a party and have a good time.