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Education

  • It’s time to apply for college aid

    By Kelly Cantrall

    Landmark News Service

    For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.

    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Family Ties, Youth Services need parents to do surveys

    “It’s hard for students to focus on school when they have struggles going on at home,” said Robin Huesman, coordinator of the Family Ties Resource Center, which serves children from birth through fifth grade. “We help students and their families overcome barriers to learning.”

    Whether students need school supplies, assistance with food or clothing, help finding a part-time job, or referrals for drug and alcohol counseling, the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school.

  • Moving Knights By Day
  • Student of the week: Kaylynn Smisek

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Being able to see all my friends and learn while doing it.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mr. Mahoney, makes learning the material fun.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Breaking Dawn Part 1”

  • CAC Winner
  • Graduation

    Two Carroll County  residents were among the 238 students that graduated from Campbellsville University in two ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel.

    Whitney Nicole Ballinger of Carrollton, Ky., received a bachelor of science in math. She is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School in Carrollton, Ky., and is the daughter of Gerald and Elaine Ballinger of Carrollton, Ky. She graduated magna cum laude.

  • Holiday Cheer
  • Pascual recognized at Thomas More College’s Evening of Excellence

    Thomas More College in Crestview Hills recently recognized Sergio Pascual of Carrollton, a senior at Carroll County High School, for academic achievement at the college’s annual Evening of Excellence held Dec. 6, 2011, at Steigerwald Hall.

    The Evening of Excellence is a celebration of Thomas More College’s high-achieving applicants and recognition of their families’ support. Pascual was recently accepted to Thomas More College for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • CCMS recognized for its work with writing project

    Carroll County Middle School and its principal, Dana Oak, were recognized as outstanding collaborative partners for the second year in a row by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Educ-ation.  The school was recognized for its efforts toward educational initiatives through its work with the Louisville Writing Project. Oak received the award Dec. 2 at “A Celebration of Collaboration,” an awards presentation by the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development and the Nystrand Center.

  • Student of the week: Logan McIntyre

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Talking to my friends.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Hooper because she’s cool and relaxed and does not yell a lot.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Hunger Games.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Money Ball”

    Where do you want to go to college?