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Education

  • Students take part in WKU history contest

    About 850 students from 40 schools in Kentucky and Tennessee participated in Western Kentucky University’s 38th annual History Contest March 25.

    The contest, sponsored by WKU’s Department of History, consisted of objective and essay examinations in Junior High American History, from colonial exploration through 1865; Senior High American History, from 1865 to the present; Junior High World History through the Middle Ages; and Senior High World History, Renaissance through the Cold War.

  • JCTC students inducted into honors society

    The Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus recently inducted six students into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society of two-year colleges. 

  • Third nine weeks honor roll

    Cartmell Elementary

    Third grade all A’s

    Cheyenne Abrams, Jazmine Ailstock, Melanne Ashcraft, Ashley Benson, Mallory Besselman, Nautica Brightwell, Tori Burgin, Mason Byrd, Shane Carmack, Dylan Dermon, Adam Froman, Dalton Furnish, Diana Jimenez, Angel Kelly, Nadja Lacefield, Destiny Lewis, Kalep Marksberry, Haley Mullins, Phoenix Owen, Lauren Perkinson, Kacee Polley, Kayla Raisor, Jacklyn Ray, Christopher Rayborn, Abigail Rose, Dalton Scroggins, Andrea Searcy and Daniel Smith.

    Third grade all A’s and B’s

  • Cartmell renovations ahead of schedule

    The renovations at Cartmell Elementary are ahead of schedule and, according to a report from superintendent Lisa James, “the roofer is going to honor his contract.”

    The roofer and the roof with being completed properly have had some issues to this point, but James told the March 24 board of education meeting that all problems have been solved and the building will be completely finished before school starts in the fall.

  • Kathryn Winn Primary data are more than numbers

    Three-quarters of the way through her first year as principal of Kathryn Winn Primary, Gerda Wise believes the students are making real progress, and she has the data to back her claims. In fact, she has a whole wall of data managed by Instructional Coach Debbie Cull that lets teachers and school administrators know exactly how students are progressing.

  • James gets a positive evaluation from board

    The Carroll County Board of Education conferred a glowing evaluation onto Superintendent Lisa James at its Thursday, March 10, meeting.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the evaluation in open session after reviewing the document with James in closed session.

    James was evaluated on 52 specific points divided into seven categories: visionary leadership, instructional leadership, business and finance, relationship with the board, staff and personnel relationships, community relationships and personal qualities.

  • School Lunch Menu

    Wednesday, March 16: Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans, white gravy, biscuit and milk.
    Thursday, March 17: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, peas, fresh fruit, chocolate pudding with topping and milk.
    Friday, March 18: Hamburger, bun, lettuce and pickle, baked beans, tuna sandwich, french fries, applesauce and milk.
    Monday, March 21: Chicken fingers, roasted potatoes, green beans, fruit, hot roll, butter and milk.

  • Painting for Prom

  • Student News

    Kelly Simmons of Carrollton received a bachelor’s degree in education from Berea College on Dec. 22.
    Helen Matthews Lewis, Ph.D., spoke at the commencement and encouraged seniors to address economic concerns, exploitation of fossil fuels, consumerism and other societal issues.
    Lewis is a founder of the Appalachian Studies Association and earned her doctorate at Berea College.

  • ‘Hard Work Café’ offers safe, fun after-hours place for CCHS students

    When classes dismiss at Carroll County High School, many students remain at school for several more hours to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
    Whether its play practice, band rehearsal or a basketball game, students sometimes spend a lot of time waiting for their evening activities to begin or waiting for their parents to pick them up.
    In a newly renovated space adjoining the cafeteria, stage and gymnasium, students will have a safe and comfortable place to wait. Principal John Leeper calls it the Hard Work Café.